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Little Aliens

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Author: Myra Kelly (Mrs. Allan MacNaughton)
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,816 / 119 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 461
Added to site: 2010.05.29
mnybks.net#: 27950
Origin: gutenberg.org

A collection of short stories, full of quaint pathos and humor, and shrewd knowledge of child character, set on the Jewish East Side of New York.

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oment," at which a raw root dug up with a stone hammer will strike the young learner as a square meal.

Any interested outsider will testify that the new baby confirms this theory. It is an absolute savage. No head-hunter of Borneo could be more destitute of the "self-knowledge, self-reverence, self-control" which characterize the civilized man. Observe the small boy taking care of his small sister, and you will see the spirit of the Inquisition reproduced in all its ingenuity for torture. Note the length of time which a boy will spend in a green-shaded swimming-hole on a summer day, and you will see him dating back to his jelly-fish ancestors. A little girl will lavish all the passion and absorption of motherhood upon a bath towel and a croquet-ball. Hundreds of Davids have gone forth against their Goliaths. Thousands of knights in short stockings have kept the law of the Table Round. The most pampered of lads and lassies, left to their own devices, will revert to the cuisine of the cave man and sustai

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