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The Poor Little Rich Girl

The Poor Little Rich Girl by Eleanor Gates
By: (1875-1951)

The Poor Little Rich Girl is a children’s fantasy about a little girl named Gwendolyn who is lonely and longs for a friend. But she is isolated by rich parents who ignore her and left to the care of servants who are indifferent. Her nanny’s carelessness with some medicine plunges Gwendolyn into a bewildering world in which metaphors literally come to life.

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[Illustration: THIS WAS A NOVEL EXPERIENCE, THIS HAVING BOTH FATHER AND MOTHER IN THE NURSERY AT THE SAME TIME]

The POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL

by ELEANOR GATES

[Illustration]

GROSSET & DUNLAP Publishers NEW YORK

The Poor Little Rich Girl

CHAPTER I

Halfway up the shining surface of the gilt framed pier glass was a mark a tiny ink line that had been carefully drawn across the outer edge of the wide bevel. As Gwendolyn stared at the line, the reflection of her small face in the mirror grew suddenly all white, as if some rude hand had reached out and brushed away the pink from cheeks and lips. Arms rigid at her sides, and open palms pressed hard against the flaring skirts of her riding coat, she shrank back from the glass.

"Oo oo!" she breathed, aghast. The gray eyes swam.

After a moment, however, she blinked resolutely to clear her sight, stepped forward again, and, straightening her slender little figure to its utmost height, measured herself a second time against the mirror.

But as before the top of her yellow head did not reach above the ink mark not by the smallest part of an inch! So there was no longer any reason to hope! The worst was true! She had drawn the tiny line across the edge of the bevel the evening before, when she was only six years old; now it was mid morning of another day, and she was seven yet she was not a whit taller!

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