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The Copy-Cat and Other Stories
pubOne.info present you this new edition. THAT affair of Jim Simmons's cats never became known. Two little boys and a little girl can keep a secret— that is, sometimes. The two little boys had the advantage of the little girl because they could talk over the affair together, and the little girl, Lily Jennings, had no intimate girl friend to tempt her to confidence. She had ...more
(first published 1914)
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This is an excellent collection of gently written short stories, set in the early part of the 20th century in New England. The first stories in the collection all have children as protagonists. Some of them are a little precious, but most of them enter into a child’s world in a respectful and subtle way. Many of these stories are people’s ordinary lives, and about the ways they find to escape from these lives. It takes a lot of courage for these characters to break away from the expectations of ...more
She was born in Randolph, Massachusetts, and attended Mount Holyoke College (then, Mount Holyoke Female Seminary) in South Hadley, Massachusetts, for one year, from 1870–71. Freeman's parents were orthodox Congregationalists, causing her to have a very strict childhood. Religious constraints play a key role in some of her works. She later finished her education at West Brattleboro Seminary. She ...moreMore about Mary E. Wilkins Freeman...