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Copy-Cat & Other Stories

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Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 83,699 / 236 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 843
mnybks.net#: 2705
Origin: gutenberg.org

The copy-cat -- The cock of the walk -- Johnny-in-the-woods -- Daniel and little Dan'l -- Big sister Solly -- Little Lucy Rose -- Noblesse -- Coronation -- The amethyst comb -- The umbrella man -- The balking of Christopher -- Dear Annie

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ily Jennings; she tried to walk like her; she tried to smile like her; she made endeavors, very often futile, to dress like her. Mrs. Wheeler did not in the least approve of furbelows for children. Poor little Amelia went clad in severe simplicity; durable woolen frocks in winter, and washable, unfadable, and non-soil-show- ing frocks in summer. She, although her mother had perhaps more money wherewith to dress her than had any of the other mothers, was the plainest-clad little girl in school. Amelia, moreover, never tore a frock, and, as she did not grow rapidly, one lasted several seasons. Lily Jennings was destructive, although dainty. Her pretty clothes were renewed every year. Amelia was helpless before that problem. For a little girl burning with aspirations to be and look like another little girl who was beautiful and wore beautiful clothes, to be obliged to set forth for Madame's on a lovely spring morning, when thin attire was in evidence, dressed in dark-blue-and- white-checked gingham, which she ha

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