Excerpt: ...that Guy would soom tire of his project and give it up. But Guy grew more and more pleased with his employment, until, at last, from giving Maddy two hours of his time, he came to give her four, esteeming them the pleasantest of the whole twenty-four. Guy was proud of Maddy's improvement, praising her often to the doctor, who also ...Read MoreExcerpt: ...that Guy would soom tire of his project and give it up. But Guy grew more and more pleased with his employment, until, at last, from giving Maddy two hours of his time, he came to give her four, esteeming them the pleasantest of the whole twenty-four. Guy was proud of Maddy's improvement, praising her often to the doctor, who also marveled at the rapid development of her mind and the progress she made, grasping a knotty point almost before it was explained, and retaining with wonderful tenacity what she learned. It mattered nothing to Guy that neighbors gossiped there were none familiar enough to tell him what was said, except the doctor or Mrs. Noah; and so he heard few of the remarks made so frequently, As in Honedale, so in Sommerville Maddy was a favorite, and those who interested themselves most in the matter never said anything worse of her and Mr. Guy than that he might perhaps be educating his own wife, and insinuating that it would be a great "come up" for Grandfather Markham's child. But Maddy never dreamed of such a thing, and kept on her pleasant way, reciting every day to Guy and going every Wednesday to the red cottage, whither, after the first visit to Uncle Joseph, Guy never accompanied her. Jessie, on the contrary, went often to Honedale, where one at least always greeted her coming, stealing up closely to her, and whispering softly: "My Daisy is come again." From the first Uncle Joseph had taken to Jessie, calling her Sarah for a while, and then changing the name to "Daisy"-"Daisy Mortimer, his little girl," he persisted in calling her, watching from his window for her coming, and crying whenever Maddy appeared without her. At first Agnes, from her city home, forbade Jessie's going so often to see a lunatic; but when Jessie described the poor, crazy man's delight at sight of her, telling how quiet and happy he seemed if he could but lay his hand on her head, or touch her hair, she withdrew her restrictions, and, as if moved to an...Read Less
Good with no dust jacket. Cover is soiled and worn with fraying at edges. Cover picture is clear. Soiled closed edge. Owner's gift inscription from 1913 pencilled onto front endpage. Small chip on side margin of table of contents. Clean text, sound binding. A Little Store that's BIG on Service. Free Delivery Confirmation on every package.; Small 8vo 7½"-8" tall; 316 pages.
Fair. B000PXDCDY Circa. 1900, This thing is beat up. all pages are there, covers are WORN, front hinge is broken, This is a readers copy only, DO NOT buy it for anything else but a readers copy. BAD SHAPE. BOX F-5.
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