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The Very Small Person

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Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 29,027 / 89 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89
LoC Category: PD
Downloads: 610
Added to site: 2009.07.14 24695

Little blue overalls -- The boy -- The adopted -- Bobby unwelcome -- The little girl who should have been a boy -- The lie -- The princess of make-believe -- The promise -- The little lover -- The child -- The recompense.

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t all the next week, early or late, and they were afraid Little Blue Overalls was dead. Elizabeth hugged her babies close and cried softly over their little, bright heads. Then shortly afterwards the telegram came, and she laughed--and cried--over that. It was as welcome as it was guiltless of punctuation:

"Thank the Lord John Little Blue Overalls is going to get well."

Chapter II

The Boy

The trail of the Boy was always entirely distinct, but on this especial morning it lay over house, porch, barn--everything. The Mother followed it up, stooping to gather the miscellany of boyish belongings into her apron. She had a delightful scheme in her mind for clearing everything up. She wanted to see how it would seem, for once, not to have any litter of whittlings, of strings and marbles and tops! No litter of beloved birds' eggs, snake-skins, turtle-shells! No trail of the Boy anywhere.

It had taken the whole family to get

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 2 reviews: *****
Chris Rennau

Very quick read. Makes you realize how adults and kids think differently. This book captures how a childs imagination and ideas can run wild and how adults seem to forget that.


Very sweet and charming collection of short stories involving children. It will bring a tear to your eye and a catch to your throat. The stories are of little girls and boys who would like to be loved.



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