Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Aunt Jane's Nieces in the Red Cross

Cover image for

Download


Author: Edith van Dyne (L. Frank Baum)
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,801 / 131 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 977
Added to site: 2005.08.21
mnybks.net#: 11122
Excerpt

terest in the welfare of all his dependents. These had formerly been free-born Americans, for when the Island of Sangoa was purchased it had no inhabitants.

This fortunate--or perhaps unfortunate--youth had never been blessed with a given name, more than the simple initial "A." The failure of his mother and father to agree upon a baptismal name for their only child had resulted in a deadlock; and, as the family claimed a direct descent from the famous John Paul Jones, the proud father declared that to be "a Jones" was sufficient honor for any boy; hence he should be known merely as "A. Jones." The mother called her child by the usual endearing pet names until her death, after which the islanders dubbed the master's son--then toddling around in his first trousers--"Ajo," and the name had stuck to him ever since for want of a better one.

With the Bohemian indifference to household routine so characteristic of New Yorkers, the party decided to dine at a down-town restaurant before returning to Willing Squa

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password