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Patty's Success

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Author: Carolyn Wells
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,955 / 159 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.1
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Patty Fairfield
Downloads: 690
Added to site: 2008.06.22
mnybks.net#: 21312
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ten days before Christmas flew by like Bandersnatches. Patty had a long list of friends to whom she wanted to give presents, and though she had brought home a lot of what Kenneth called "foreign junk," she had no notion of giving it all away.

Of course, the lovely fans, beads, and scarves she brought made lovely gifts for the girls, and the little curios and souvenirs were all right for the boys, but there were so many friends, and her relatives beside, that she soon realised she would have little left for herself. And, though unselfish, she did want to retain some mementos of her foreign trip.

So shopping was necessary, and nearly every day she went with Nan or Elise to buy the Christmas wares that the city shops displayed.

"And I do think," she said, "that things are just as pretty and just as cheap here as over there."

"Some things," agreed Nan.

"Yes; I mean just the regular wares. Of course, for Roman silks and Florentine mosaics it's better to shop where they grow. What

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