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Dear Enemy

Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
By: (1867-1916)

Dear Enemy is the sequel to Jean Webster’s novel Daddy-Long-Legs. The story as presented in a series of letters written by Sallie McBride, Judy Abbott’s college mate in Daddy-Long-Legs. Among the recipients of the letters are the president of the orphanage where Sallie is filling in until a new director can be installed, his wife (Judy Abbott of Daddy-Long-Legs), and the orphanage’s doctor (to whom Sallie addresses her letters: “Dear Enemy”).

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DEAR ENEMY

By Jean Webster

STONE GATE, WORCESTER,

MASSACHUSETTS,

December 27.

Dear Judy:

Your letter is here. I have read it twice, and with amazement. Do I understand that Jervis has given you, for a Christmas present, the making over of the John Grier Home into a model institution, and that you have chosen me to disburse the money? Me I, Sallie McBride, the head of an orphan asylum! My poor people, have you lost your senses, or have you become addicted to the use of opium, and is this the raving of two fevered imaginations? I am exactly as well fitted to take care of one hundred children as to become the curator of a zoo.

And you offer as bait an interesting Scotch doctor? My dear Judy, likewise my dear Jervis, I see through you! I know exactly the kind of family conference that has been held about the Pendleton fireside.

"Isn't it a pity that Sallie hasn't amounted to more since she left college? She ought to be doing something useful instead of frittering her time away in the petty social life of Worcester... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 3 reviews)

Reviewer: - April 5, 2015
Subject: Dear Enemy
Such a lovely follow on book from Daddy-Long Legs. Lots of different readers, each adding their own unique voice.
Reviewer: - January 9, 2015
Subject: Reviewer
I loved both these books...she writes with such humour
Reviewer: - March 21, 2014
Subject: Dear Enemy
Wonderful reading! I love this sequel to Daddy-Long-Legs and the reader is perfect!


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