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A Little Florida Lady

Auhtor: Dorothy Paine

Language: english
Published: 1903

Genres:

fiction and literature
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Review by Michael Gallagher, August 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Little Florida Lady':

A Little Florida Lady by Dorothy C Paine. The Journey to Florida. New York was in the throes of a blizzard. The wind howled and shrieked heralding the approach of March the Wind King s month of the year. Mrs. Davenport stood at a second story window of a room of the Gilsey House and looked down idly on the bleak thoroughfare. She was a young-looking woman for her thirty-five years and had an extremely sweet face denoting kindliness of heart. The hall door opened and Elizabeth Davenport entered carrying in her arms a little ball of fluffy gray. Elizabeth or Beth as she was more commonly called at the age of seven might have been compared to a good fairy had she not been so plump. She almost always radiated sunshine and her face was generally lighted with a smile the outcome of a warm heart. Sometimes clouds slightly dimmed the sunshine but they always proved to be summer clouds that quickly passed. Her face was now flushed and her eyes sparkled. Mrs. Davenport turned and smiled in greeting but at the same time brushed a tear from her eye. Why mamma dear what s the matter cried Beth. Mrs. Davenport s eyes filled but she bravely smiled. I m a little unhappy over leaving all our friends Beth. Florida seems very far away. I wouldn t be unhappy. How would you help it dearie Why mamma she answered triumphantly after a second s thought there are so many pleasant things to think about that I just never think of the unpleasant ones and her face broke into a smile so cheery that Mrs. Davenport s heart lightened. Mamma she continued it s very easy for me to be happy. Every one is so good to me. The chambermaid just gave me this dear dear kitty. Isn t it too cute for anything I mean to take it to Florida with me. Why Beth that would never do. Beth was about to demur when a door into an adjoining room opened and Mr. Davenport called

Excerpts from the Book 'A Little Florida Lady':


... summer, cried Beth, hastening to dress. After breakfast, the porter, whose name Beth learned was Bob, took her out on the back platform while ...
... meekly accepted the moss that he piled up in her little arms. The hot box so delayed the train that Jacksonville was not reached until the middle of ...
... down the road to see. He beheld January descend from the carriage, and walk to a persimmon tree and pluck some of the fruit. The darky wondered ...
... bounded and yelped at their heels. His cries attracted the attention of the occupants of the piazza. Why, Elizabeth Davenport, what-. Oh, papa, ...
... lines. There were crabs on every one, and on some of them there were two. Harvey would pull the crabs to the surface of the water and then scoop the ...
... the first one eaten to show how mean he was. What shall we play.. Let's play stage.. He accepted the suggestion, and while they played, Fritz ...
... the one who wanted to. Why don't you begin yourself.. I can't. I'm too scared. Go on, Beth, and pray.. I-I don't know what to say. Would 'Now ...
... that Mrs. Newbeginner had cooked, and on which she had prided herself. You are the most careless girl I ever saw.. I couldn't help it. It hurt ...
... the river. I wish it wasn't so far to Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe's, said Harvey. Who is she.. Don't you know. I thought everybody knew about ...
... I asked the man where the vessel was, and he said it had sailed. Then I asked him what I ought to do about the dog, and he replied that he supposed ...
... thing often occurred when mothers watched a child's every breath. Mrs. Davenport decided that the wiser way was to educate a child to be self-reliant ...
... would not stay with the children where the water was treacherous. The following day, therefore, they all returned to Jacksonville. . Chapter Ix. ...
... who are inclined to run away from home, remember this. . Chapter X. The Horse Race. i'm Going To Double The Recipe, Maggie..CHAPTER ...
... it is very probable that it would then have been proved that she was fully equaling her record if she was not breaking it. Mr. Davenport ran up the ...
... 'Beth, don't you wish you were a boy.' So one day I answered, 'No, indeed, Harvey.' It wasn't quite the truth, mamma, for I should like to be a boy, ...
... I can't keep the dog.. Mr. Davenport hesitated a moment. Brown, perhaps we've been somewhat to blame in this matter, but, really, I couldn't ...
... cook for dinner to-day.. Maggie confided to her husband afterwards:. Law, Titus, does yo' tink I could sit up dar an' tell dat precious chile we ...
... broth. Here, dearie, is your broth.. Beth burst into tears. I can't eat it. I just can't touch the horrid stuff. Please take it away.. Her ...
... all about her friend's dream, but not so Beth. The fear of what she dreamed haunted her, waking and sleeping. The next morning, Beth had quite a time ...
... more for her. Her two great fears had proved groundless. Duke was hers, and henceforth she was to remain A Little Florida Lady. ***. Recommended ReadingLoved ...