Drusilla with a Million

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Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,440 / 188 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,006
mnybks.net#: 1875
Origin: gutenberg.org

A million dollars suddenly left to the poorest inmate of an Old Ladies' Home. Basis of the 1925 film directed by F. Harmon Weight and featuring Mary Carr.

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y, if not a little tremblingly, to tear the covering which was to reveal to her the wishes of a man, who evidently had thought of her and her happiness in his last hours. She unfolded the two pages covered with scrawling handwriting, but her faded eyes could make nothing of the strange hieroglyphics traced upon them, and she handed the letter to Mr. Thornton, saying:

"I guess it can't be nothin' private. You read it; I left my glasses in my work-basket."

Mr. Thornton adjusted his pince-nez and read:

MY DEAR DRUSILLA:

You will allow me to call you that, as it is the first and will be the last time that I will so address you; consequently you will pardon the seeming undue familiarity.

I first want to say that I regret that I did not know of your existence earlier, when perhaps I could have made life easier for you --although quite likely I would have added to its perplexities. We are the last of a good family: you, Drusilla Doane, an inmate of a charitable institution, and I, Elias Doane, million

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