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My Little Sister   By: (1862-1952)

My Little Sister by Elizabeth Robins

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MY LITTLE SISTER

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MY LITTLE SISTER

BY

ELIZABETH ROBINS

[Decoration]

NEW YORK DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY 1913

COPYRIGHT, 1912, 1913 BY DODD, MEAD & COMPANY

PUBLISHED, JANUARY, 1913

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I FIRST IMPRESSIONS 1

II LESSONS 6

III A THUNDER STORM 13

IV NIMBUS 16

V THE MOTHER'S VOW 24

VI MARTHA'S GOING YET REMAINING 33

VII A SHOCK 45

VIII ANNAN 51

IX ERIC 59

X THE BUNGALOW 68

XI AWAKENING 83

XII OUR FIRST BALL 94

XIII THE CLOUD AGAIN 108

XIV "WHERE IS BETTINA?" 120

XV MY SECRET 137

XVI THE YACHTING PARTY 150

XVII THE EMERALD PENDANT 161

XVIII RANNY 169

XIX ANOTHER GIRL 178

XX TWO INVITATIONS AND A CRISIS 186

XXI AUNT JOSEPHINE'S LETTER 198

XXII PLANTING THYME 209

XXIII ERIC'S SECRET 215

XXIV MADAME AURORE 224

XXV GOING TO LONDON 244

XXVI AUNT JOSEPHINE 253

XXVII THE DINNER PARTY 266

XXVIII THE GREY HAWK 287

XXIX WHERE? 303

XXX THE BLUNT LEAD PENCIL 310

XXXI THE MAN WITH THE SWORD 322

XXXII DARKNESS 329

XXXIII A STRANGE STEP 336

XXXIV THE END WHICH WAS THE BEGINNING 341

MY LITTLE SISTER

CHAPTER I

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

She is very fair, my little sister.

I mean, not only she is good to look upon. I mean that she is white and golden, and always seemed to bring a shining where she went.

I have not been able, I see, to set down these few sentences without touching the quick.

I have used the present and then fallen to the past. I say "is" and then, she "seemed." And I do not know whether I should have written "was" or "seems."

And that, in sum, is my story.

We were both so young when we went to Duncombe that even I cannot clearly remember what life was like before.

Whether there was really some image left upon my mind of India, or my father in a cocked hat, looking very grand on a horse, or whether these were a child's idea of what a cavalry officer's daughter must have seen, I cannot tell. I do not think I imagined the confused picture of dark faces and a ship... Continue reading book >>




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