Polly of the Circus

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Author: Margaret Mayo
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 32,048 / 98 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 699
mnybks.net#: 4790
Origin: gutenberg.org

A pretty, pathetic little story of the love of a parson for a circus-girl. This novel became the first film produced by the Goldwyn Company in 1917, of which Margaret Mayo was a founding member along with her former husband Edgar Selwyn. It was again made into a film in 1932.

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Jim's strong arms that lifted the mite of a Polly close to his stalwart heart, and climbed with her to the high seat on the head wagon. Uncle Toby was entrusted with the brown satchel in which the mother had always carried Polly's scanty wardrobe. It seemed to these two men that the eyes of the woman were fixed steadily upon them.

Barker, the manager, a large, noisy, good-natured fellow, at first mumbled something about the kid being "excess baggage," but his objections were only half-hearted, for like the others, he was already under the hypnotic spell of the baby's round, confiding eyes, and he eventually contented himself with an occasional reprimand to Toby, who was now sometimes late on his cues. Polly wondered, at these times, why the old man's stories were so suddenly cut short just as she was so "comfy" in the soft grass at his feet. The boys who used to "look sharp" because of their boss at loading time, now learned that they might loiter so long as "Muvver Jim" was "hikin' it round for the k

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