By Jean Webster
This can be the much-loved story of Judy Abbott, a full of life, endearing younger lady turning out to be up in an orphanage. Her goals of school look in useless till the unknown benefactor bargains to pay for her college. the single standards are that she needs to write to him each month, and that she will be able to by no means comprehend who he's. Judy's letters to him approximately lifestyles at school are jam-packed with her hopes and goals, problems, and a transforming into friendship with the good-looking Jervis Pendleton. With lots happening in her lifestyles, Judy can scarcely cease writing, and whilst she discovers who daddy long-legs is, there's a happily-ever-after shock.
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Who's all right? Judy Ab-bott! That, Daddy, is true fame. Then trotting back to the dressing tent and being rubbed down with alcohol and having a lemon to suck. You see we're very professional. It's a fine thing to win an event for your class, because the class that wins the most gets the athletic cup for the year. The Seniors won it this year, with seven events to their credit. The athletic association gave a dinner in the gymnasium to all of the winners. We had fried soft-shell crabs, and chocolate ice-cream moulded in the shape of basket balls.
Whom do you think I am rooming with? Sallie McBride and Julia Rutledge Pendleton. It's the truth. We have a study and three little bedrooms--VOILA! ) to change. Anyway, here we are. Think of Jerusha Abbott, late of the John Grier Home for Orphans, rooming with a Pendleton. This is a 34 democratic country. Sallie is running for class president, and unless all signs fail, she is going to be elected. Such an atmosphere of intrigue you should see what politicians we are! Oh, I tell you, Daddy, when we women get our rights, you men will have to look alive in order to keep yours.
PS. (2) If you are thinking of raising chickens, let me recommend Buff Orpingtons. They haven't any pin feathers. PS. (3) I wish I could send you a pat of the nice, fresh butter I churned yesterday. I'm a fine dairy-maid! PS. (4) This is a picture of Miss Jerusha Abbott, the future great author, driving home the cows. Sunday Dear Daddy-Long-Legs, Isn't it funny? I started to write to you yesterday afternoon, but as far as I got was the heading, `Dear Daddy-Long-Legs', and then I remembered I'd promised to pick some blackberries for supper, so I went off and left the sheet lying on the table, and when I came back today, what do you think I found sitting in the middle of the page?