The lawyer stirred restlessly and pondered.
"But, surely, my dear, isn't there some relative, somewhere?" he demanded. "How about your mother's people?"
Billy shook her head. Her eyes filled again with tears.
There was only Aunt Ella, ever, that I knew anything about. She and mother were the only children there were, and mother died when I was a year old, you know."
"But your father's people?"
"It's even worse there. He was an only child and an orphan when mother married him. He died when I was but six months old. After that there was only mother and Aunt Ella, then Aunt Ella alone; and now--no one."
"And you know nothing of your father's people?"
"Nothing; that is--almost nothing."
"Then there is some one?"
Billy smiled. A deeper pink showed in her cheeks.
"Why, there's one--a man but he isn't really father's people, anyway. But I--I have been tempted to write to him."
"Who is he?"
"The one I'm named
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all her relatives have died... the only person she knows is her father's old boy-hood friend.
and so she send this person, who's name is William Henshaw, a letter.. the letter does not explain the fact that Billy is a girl...
now William has 2 brothers - Cyril (who stays almost all day in his room with his music).. and Bertram.( a jolly fellow who paints quite well).
so without knowing that Billy is a girl..
this story is about Billy's adventures in the Stratum. (the house in which William,Cyril and Bertram Henshaw stay at).
its a really really really good book.
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it has its funny side and also its kind of romantic side... there are the other two books too..
they are -
Miss Billy's Decision
Miss Billy Marries
all three of them are good.. they are basically the BEST books ive EVER read...