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The first Wednesday in every month was a Perfectly Awful Day—a day to be awaited with dread, endured with courage and forgotten with haste. Every floor must be spotless, every chair dustless, and every bed without a wrinkle. Ninety-seven squirming little orphans must be scrubbed and combed and buttoned into freshly starched ginghams; and all ninety-seven reminded of their manners, and told to say, 'Yes, sir,' 'No, sir,' whenever a Trustee spoke.
It was a distressing time; and poor Jerusha Abbott, being the oldest orphan, had to bear the brunt of it. But this particular first Wednesday, like its predecessors, finally dragged itself to a close.
Jerusha escaped from the pantry where she had been making sandwiches for the asylum's guests, and turned upstairs to accomplish her regular work. Her special care was room F, where eleven little tots, from four to seven, occupied eleven little cots set in a row. Jerusha assembled her charges, straightened their rumpled frocks, wiped their noses, and started them in an orderly and willing line towards the dining-room to engage themselves for a blessed half hour with bread and milk and prune pudding.
Then she dropped down on the window seat and leaned throbbing temples against the cool glass. She had been on her feet since five that morning, doing everybody's bidding, scolded and hurried by a nervous matron. Lippett, behind the scenes, did not always maintain that calm and pompous dignity with which she faced an audience of Trustees and lady visitors. Jerusha gazed out across a broad stretch of frozen lawn, beyond the tall iron paling that marked the confines of the asylum, down undulating ridges sprinkled with country estates, to the spires of the village rising from the midst of bare trees.
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The day was ended—quite successfully, so far as she knew. The Trustees and the visiting committee had made their rounds, and read their reports, and drunk their tea, and now were hurrying home to their own cheerful firesides, to forget their bothersome little charges for another month.
Jerusha leaned forward watching with curiosity—and a touch of wistfulness—the stream of carriages and automobiles that rolled out of the asylum gates.
In imagination she followed first one equipage, then another, to the big houses dotted along the hillside. She pictured herself in a fur coat and a velvet hat trimmed with feathers leaning back in the seat and nonchalantly murmuring 'Home' to the driver. But on the door-sill of her home the picture grew blurred. Jerusha had an imagination—an imagination, Mrs.
Lippett told her, that would get her into trouble if she didn't take care—but keen as it was, it could not carry her beyond the front porch of the houses she would enter. Poor, eager, adventurous little Jerusha, in all her seventeen years, had never stepped inside an ordinary house; she could not picture the daily routine of those other human beings who carried on their lives undiscommoded by orphans.
Tommy Dillon, who had joined the choir, came singing up the stairs and down the corridor, his chant growing louder as he approached room F. Lisa R - April 10, Subject: I found the reader to be annoyingly distracting. She puts way too much of herself in it, trying to be coy, arch, and impudent to match how she sees the main character.
I appreciate her time donated, but think the reading should be like a blank canvass, not competing with the author.
This isn't the place for thwarted acting ambitions. Sorry but that's how I feel. Roya - April 10, Subject: Fall in Love with this Book I had seen the cartoon version of this book while ago, listening to it was even more amazing. The reader is wonderful. She reads it so passionately that make you feel you are actually watching characters.
Cheryl - April 4, Subject: Daddy Long Legs This was my favourite book when I was 14 forty years ago. I enjoy listening to audio books while I knit and thoroughly enjoyed this reading. PJ - March 11, Subject: Wonderful Terrific "story" in letter form. Will have to look for Dear Enemy.
Jo, one of the best readers I have heard. Linda - January 9, Subject: Reviewer Loved this story Tiffany - January 4, Subject: Loved this story! What a refreshingly unusual book The reader, Jo, contributed immensely to my positive enjoyment of this story too. She made it come alive so artfully, and was an absolute pleasure to listen to Thank you!
September 17, Excellent and beautifully read. The sequel, Dear Enemy, was also very good. May 13, So Cute. The reader did well, I was very engaged! Thank you so much! Bethany - April 15, Subject: Wonderful Story Did not know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised.
Liked the reader and her style. She made the letters so real and full of emotion.
Really liked the story as well. It was definitely an enjoyable book. Jennifer - March 15, Subject: Sweet Story Loved it! Amy - February 8, Subject: