Our Next-Door Neighbors

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Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 35,727 / 109 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 682
Added to site: 2009.09.25
mnybks.net#: 25373
Genre: Humor
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u had gone. I am very much engaged in writing a paper on modern antiquities."

I murmured some sort of an apology for my untimely interruption.

"I am so absorbed in my great work," she explained, "that I am oblivious to all else. I have the rare and great gift of concentration in a marked degree."

I was quite sure of this fact. She took another pencil from a supply box and resumed her literary occupation. As my presence seemed of so little moment, I lingered.

"Mother," shouted one of the boys, snatching the pencil from her grasp, "I'm hungry. I didn't have any supper."

"Yes, you did!" she asserted. "I saw Gladys give you a bowl of bread and milk."

"Emerald took it away from me and drank it up."

"Didn't neither!" denied a shaggy looking boy. "I spilled it."

He accompanied this denial by a fierce punch in his accuser's ribs.

"Here!" said the author of Modern Antiquities, taking a nickel from her pocket, "go get yourself some popcorn, Demetrius."

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