By Jean Webster
A trustee of the loo Grier orphanage has provided to ship Judy Abbott to varsity. the one standards are that she needs to write to him each month and that she will by no means comprehend who he's. Judy's existence at school is a whirlwind of associates, periods, events and a starting to be friendship with the good-looking Jervis Pendleton. With rather a lot taking place in her lifestyles, Judy can scarcely cease writing to 'Daddy-Long-Legs', or puzzling over who her mysterious benefactor is...
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Please forget about that dreadful letter I sent you last week— I was feeling terribly lonely and miserable and sore-throaty the night I wrote. I didn't know it, but I was just sickening for tonsillitis and grippe and lots of things mixed. I'm in the infirmary now, and have been here for six days; this is the first time they would let me sit up and have a pen and paper. The head nurse is very bossy. But I've been thinking about it all the time and I shan't get well until you forgive me. Here is a picture of the way I look, with a bandage tied around my head in rabbit's ears.
Julia said she'd had a good time, but Sallie stayed to help wash the dishes. I might, very usefully, put some time on Latin tonight but, there's no doubt about it, I'm a very languid Latin scholar. We've finished Livy and De Senectute and are now engaged with De Amicitia (pronounced Damn Icitia). Should you mind, just for a little while, pretending you are my grandmother? Sallie has one and Julia and Leonora each two, and they were all comparing them tonight. I can't think of anything I'd rather have; it's such a respectable relationship.
Let me see if I can't think of something else pleasant— Oh, yes! I'm learning to skate, and can glide 36 about quite respectably all by myself. Also I've learned how to slide down a rope from the roof of the gymnasium, and I can vault a bar three feet and six inches high—I hope shortly to pull up to four feet. We had a very inspiring sermon this morning preached by the Bishop of Alabama. ' It was about the necessity of overlooking mistakes in others, and not discouraging people by harsh judgments.