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Star-Dust

A Story of an American Girl

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Author: Fannie Hurst
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 116,020 / 343 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 567
Added to site: 2005.12.21
mnybks.net#: 11495
Origin: gutenberg.org

Fannie Hurst's first novel.

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s certain to quell any rising rebellion.

"I notice you never get sassy or ugly to your father, Lilly. I do all the stinting and make all the sacrifices and your father gets all the respect."

"Mamma, how can you say that!"

"Because it's a fact. To him it is always, 'Yes, sir, no, sir.' I'm going to tell him a few things when he comes home to-night of what I go through with all day in his absence. Elocution lessons! Just you ask him for them yourself."

"Oh, mamma, you promised!"

"Well, I will, but I oughtn't."

Every evening until long after Lilly's dresses had descended to her shoe tops and until the ritual came to have a distinctly ridiculous aspect, there took place the one pleasantry in which Lilly and her father ever indulged.

About fifteen minutes before seven, three staccato rings would come at the front-door bell. At her sewing or what not, Mrs. Becker would glance up with birdlike quickness.

"That's papa!" And Lilly, almost invariably curled over a

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