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By Jean Webster

Just Patty is Jean Webster's 6th novel, released in 1911. Just Patty is the prequel to When Patty Went to College, which used to be Webster's first novel.

We see an identical lovely prankster in school, inflicting simply as a lot havoc as ever and delighting her fellow scholars along with her scornful forget for ideas and etiquette.

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Do your hair up—quick! " Priscilla stuck Patty's dual braids and wound them round her head, whereas the others in a flutter of pleasure, thrust within the coat and relocked the suit-case. They crowded after her in a physique and hung over the banisters at a deadly attitude, straining their ears towards the drawing-room. not anything yet a murmur of voices floated up, punctuated by way of an occasional deep bass chuckle. after they heard front door shut, with one accord they invaded Harriet Gladden's room, which commanded the stroll, and pressed their noses opposed to the pane. a brief, thick-set guy of German construct was once waddling towards the gate and the trolley automobile. They gazed with huge, horrified eyes, and grew to become with out a note to satisfy Patty as she trudged upstairs lugging her errant suit-case. a look instructed her they had noticeable, and shedding at the most sensible step, she leaned her head opposed to the railing and laughed. "His name," she choked, "is John Hochstetter, Jr. he is a wholesale grocer, and was once on his option to a grocers' conference, the place he was once to make a speech evaluating American cheese with imported cheese. He did not brain in any respect now not having his dress-suit—never feels cozy in it besides, he says. He defined to the conference why he did not have it on, and it made the funniest speech of the night. there is the learn bell. " Patty rose and became towards Paradise Alley, yet paused to throw again a different aspect: "He has an expensive little daughter of his personal simply my age! " V - The Flannigan Honeymoon * The Murphy family members, with a sensible eye to the buttered part of the bread, had followed Saint Ursula as their shopper saint. The family—consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Murphy, 11 little Murphys and "Gramma" Flannigan—occupied a five-room cottage just about the gates of St. Ursula's university. They subsisted at the vicarious charity of sixty-four women, and the intermittent exertions of Murphy père, who, in his sober periods, was once a sufficiently effective stone-cutter and mason. He had equipped the massive front gates, and the lengthy stone wall that enclosed the 10 acres of "bounds. " He had laid the basis of the hot west wing—known as Paradise Alley—and had developed all of the chimneys and driveways and tennis courts at the position. the varsity used to be a monument to his lengthy and leisurely profession. Mr. and Mrs. Murphy, with an strange show of foresight, had christened their first child after the college. Ursula Murphy is probably not a euphuistic mix, however the baby was once amply repaid for sporting one of these identify, through receiving the cast-off outfits of generations of St. Ursula ladies. there has been hazard, for a time, that the bad little factor will be buried underneath a mountain of donning clothing; yet her mom and dad providentially came upon a second-hand outfits guy, who relieved her of part of the weight. After Ursula, had come different little Murphys in normal succession; and it had grown to be one of many mythical privileges of the varsity to provide the infants with names and baptismal offers. Mrs.

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