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Auntie Robbo

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Published: 1943
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,733 / 138 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 607
Added to site: 2008.05.11 20851

Auntie Robbo, "no sense of humour." She did in fact disapprove of Auntie Robbo and Hector; especially Hector--she wasn't so afraid of him.

She looked down her nose now when Auntie Robbo, grimacing and waving wet arms in the direction of the drawing-room, hissed: "Who is it and what do they want?"

"Who is it?" hissed Hector, hopping from one leg to the other.

Amy replied loudly and primly: "Miss Benck has arrived, ma'am. She's having tea in the drawing-room."

"Oh!" Their faces went blank with horror.

"Merlissa Benck! Bless me, Hector, she's come. It's the Egyptian stepmother. Is this really the tenth of the month? I would never have believed it. How awful of us!"

"Shall I get the spare room ready, ma'am?" asked Amy.

"Yes, do."

"Is she black?" asked Hector. He had begun to hop again in excitement.

Amy gave him a withering look, and turned on her heel.

"Come on, Hector." Auntie Robbo swept forward, shedding wet garments as she passed through t



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