By Jean Webster, Elaine Showalter
One of many nice novels of yank girlhood, Jean Webster's Daddy-Long-Legs (1912) follows the adventures of an orphan named Judy Abbott, whose letters to her nameless male benefactor hint her improvement as an autonomous philosopher and author. Its sequel, Dear Enemy (1915), follows the development of Judy's former orphanage, now run through her buddy Sallie McBride, who struggles to offer her younger fees wish and a brand new life.
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Yours wearily, SALLIE. P. S. I dare say that Sandy is additionally passing a hectic night in writing to have me got rid of. I won’t item if you want to do it. i'm uninterested in associations. pricey Gordon: you're a captious, caviling, carping, crabbed, contentious, cantankerous chap. Hoot mon! an’ why shouldna I drap into Scotch gin i select? An’ I with a Mac in my identify. after all the toilet Grier may be extremely joyful to welcome you on Thursday subsequent, not just for the donkey, yet in your candy sunny presence in addition. i used to be making plans to write down you a mile-long letter to make up for prior deficiencies, yet wha’s the use? I’ll be seeing you the morn’s morn, an’ unco gude may be the sight o’ you for sair een. Dinna fash yoursel, Laddie, simply because o’ my language. My forebears have been from the Hielands. MCBRIDE. expensive Judy: All’s good with the loo Grier—except for a damaged the teeth, a sprained wrist, a badly scratched knee, and one case of pink-eye. Betsy and that i are being well mannered, yet cool, towards the general practitioner. the aggravating factor is that he's quite cool, too; and he appears to be like lower than the impact that the drop in temperature is all on his facet. He is going approximately his company in a systematic, impersonal manner, solely courteous, yet a little bit indifferent. although, the health professional isn't tense us very largely at the present. we're approximately to obtain a trip from a much more attention-grabbing individual than Sandy. the home of Representatives back rests from its labors, and Gordon enjoys a holiday, days of which he's making plans to spend on the Brantwood hotel. i'm extremely joyful to listen to that you've had sufficient beach, and are contemplating our local for the remainder of the summer time. There are a number of spacious estates on hand inside a number of miles of the toilet Grier, and it'll be a pleasant switch for Jervis to return domestic purely at week-ends. After a pleasantly occupied absence, you'll each one have a few new rules so as to add to the typical inventory. I can’t upload from now on philosophy simply now almost about married lifestyles, having to refresh my reminiscence at the Monroe Doctrine and one or different political issues. i'm taking a look eagerly ahead to August and 3 months with you. As ever, SALLIE. Friday. pricey Enemy: It’s very forgiving of me to ask you to dinner after that volcanic explosion of final week. in spite of the fact that, please come. You consider our philanthropic buddy, Mr. Hallock, who despatched us the peanuts and goldfish and different indigestible trifles? he'll be with us to-night, so this is often your likelihood to show the flow of his benevolence into extra hygienic channels. We dine at seven. As ever, SALLIE MCBRIDE. expensive Enemy: you will have lived within the days whilst every one guy inhabited a separate cave on a separate mountain. S. MCBRIDE. Friday, 6:30. expensive Judy: Gordon is right here, and a reformed guy as far as his angle towards my asylum is going. He has came across the world-old fact that the right way to a mother’s middle is thru compliment of her young ones, and he had not anything yet compliment for all 107 of mine. Even relating to Loretta Higgins he discovered anything friendly to claim; he thinks it great that she isn’t cross-eyed.