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You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: Dear Enemy Author: Jean Webster Release Date: July 3, 2008 [EBook #238] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK DEAR ENEMY *** Produced by Mike Lynch 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.
Also [Jervis speaks] she is getting interested in that confounded young Hallock, too good-looking and fascinating and erratic; I never did like politicians. We must deflect her mind with some uplifting and absorbing occupation until the danger is past.
Ha! I have it! We will put her in charge of the John Grier Home.- Oh, I can hear him as clearly as if I were there! On the occasion of my last visit in your delectabl...


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