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Mr. Achilles

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Author: Jennette Lee
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,750 / 109 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 662 4314

The friendship of Achilles Alexandrakis, a Greek immigrant, and Betty Harris, daughter of a Chicago millionaire, begins by chance when one day Betty attempts to find her way home alone from her music lesson, and wanders into Alexandrakis' fruit stand on Clark Street.

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it would be. I knew it would be!"

There was silence in the room.

"Thank you for telling me," said Betty Harris. "Now I must go." She slipped from the chair with a little sigh. She stood looking about the dim shop. "Now I must go," she repeated, wistfully.

Achilles moved a step toward the shelf. "Yes--but wait--I will show you." He reached up to the box and took it down lightly. "I show you." He was removing the cover.

The child leaned forward with shining eyes.

A smile came into the dark, grave face looking into the box. "Ah, he has blossomed--for you." He held it out to her.

She took it in shy fingers, bending to it. "It is beautiful," she said, softly. "Yes--beautiful!"

The dark wings, with shadings of gold and tender blue, lifted themselves a little, waiting.

The child looked up. "May I touch it?" she asked.

"Yes-- But why not?"

The dark head was bent close to hers, watching the wonderful wings.

Slowly Betty Harris put out a finge

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
Leah A. Zeldes

Left on her own by accident, 12-year-old Chicago heiress Betty Harris wanders into Achilles Alexandrakis' Clark Street fruit shop. She's the first American to ask him about the Parthenon and his native Athens. He's charmed; she's fascinated; and the two become fast friends.

That premise could have led to a lovely story, but instead degenerates into a disjointed and unlikely crime tale.



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