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Friend Island

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Author: Francis Stevens (Gertrude Barrows Bennett)
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,005 / 24 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 521
Added to site: 2011.08.22
mnybks.net#: 30629
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child to please me! But it got right cheery the minute I seen the wrongness of my ways. Nelson Smith had no business to say, 'This island ain't just right,' for it was a righter place than ever I seen elsewhere. When I cast away that lying board, all the birds begun to sing like mad. The green milk-coconuts fell right and left. Only the monkeys seemed kind o' sad like still, and no wonder. You see, their own mother, the island, had rounded on one o' them for my sake!

"After that I was right careful and considerate. I named the island Anita, not knowing her right name, or if she had any. Anita was a pretty name, and it sounded kind of South Sea like. Anita and me got along real well together from that day on. It was some strain to be always gay and singing around like a dear duck of a canary bird, but I done my best. Still, for all the love and gratitude I bore Anita, the company of an island, however sympathetic, ain't quite enough for a human being. I still got lonesome, and there was even days when I

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2012.06.10
Henry L. Ratliff
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* No, not friendly Island, friend Island.

* Was this Island a Lady?

* If so, you better behave yourself like gentleman.

* Mildly humerus.


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