The secret of Amarilly's charm is in the "glad-you-are-alive-feeling" she gives you. She will share her optimism, her joy in life, with you if you will but let her.
cted a moment.
"I'll tell you what we'll do, Amarilly. I will buy one of the rugs that are to be on sale at the church fair this week. They have some very nice large ones. I will give it to you, and when yours is finished you may give it to me in return."
"Oh, thank you!" cried Amarilly, her countenance brightening, "But won't you need it afore I kin git this one done?"
"No; I am sure I shall not," replied the young lady gravely.
When they left the building the teacher paused as she was about to step into her electric brougham. "Where do you live, Amarilly?"
Amarilly gave her street and number.
"You must live farther away than any of the other children. Get in, dear; I will take you home."
She had opened the door as she spoke, and the little scrubber's eyes were dazzled by the elegance of the appointments--a silver vase filled with violets, a silver card-case, and--but Amarilly resolutely shut her eyes upon this proffered grandeur and turned to the lean but lon
Reminded me some of the Anne of Green Gables books. Heroine has red hair, very industrious, etc., It was a fast read, and the story line was very good, and kept your interest. Amarilly is the oldest of 8 children, being raised by a single mother. Amarilly is in a way, almost the mother to the children, and one of the principle bread winners. She wins friends whereever she goes, and finds fortune in ordinary things. It's a very endearing book, but it ended before I was ready. I would have liked to see what happened to her. Maybe there are more in a series? I'll read them if they should appear on this site.
fantastic book. looking forward to more books from the same author. this book tells about amarilly of red hair, ready manner and a surplus "surplus".
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