Polly continues her fortunes in this book from the time when Dr. and Mrs. Dudley adopt her. Her school and vacation adventures, her discovery of "truly relatives" form the rather trivial incidents of the story. Although the book is mediocre in many ways, it will be found interesting and pleasant by many older girls.
I did that day father told me he was going to marry Miss Lucy,--I mean mother,--and I was to be their little girl. Don't you remember? I'd been for a visit to Mrs. Jocelyn's and brought home those presents, and Mary Pender thought I must have had such a good time because I was so full of fun."
"I guess I couldn't ever forget!" cried Leonora. "That lovely rose-bud sash you gave me was the prettiest thing I ever had to wear in all my life! And was that really the day you first knew about it?"
"Queer!" Leonora went on. "There we both went to the hospital, you hurted so awful bad nobody s'posed you'd get well, and I so lame that even Dr. Dudley thought I'd never walk straight! And now--my! ain't it queer? We're adopted by the nicest folks, and I don't limp a mite! Just see how good I can walk!"
She skipped off gleefully, falling into a slow, regular pace across the room.
"That's beautiful!" praised Polly. "And it doesn't hurt you now, does it?"
"Not a bit! O