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A Long Distance Call From Jim

Auhtor: Bess Streeter Aldrich

Language: english

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Review by Timothy B. Riley, April 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Long Distance Call From Jim':

... And get ready now for the climax - he's bringing his bride. Wha' say? Yes, his wife. He telephoned Pa from Chicago - imagine anybody telephoning ...
... back yard fade and run together into a smudge of prismatic coloring. Ella hung up the receiver and leaned against the window. There was ...
... The first school-bell rang. When Duty takes Misery by the shoulder and says gruffly, Oh, cut it! Come on! so much the better for Misery. ...
... stilts or velocipede he had discarded. He had gone away to college, and later she to a teachers' training-school, and one unforgettable summer they ...
... Miss-sAndrews, do skunks live in this town? Oh, no, dear! This last year the whole country had ...
... tables and everybody sitting down at once. To Mrs. Meeker, earth held no sorrow that food could not heal, and life's sweetest moment was the one in ...
... but I'm like Mis' Tuttle, nothing's too good for Jim Sheldon and his bride. First, you mash 'em - Jim and his bride? Ella inquired ...
... gayest of all. It would be nice to have a picture of Jim up, Addie Smith suggested timidly. As it was Addie's first contribution to ...
... with the soir definitely planned, so that the whole thing would move, barrage-like, with the precision of clockwork. For genuine leadership, Marshal ...
... On Friday afternoon the old hall over Hodge's Dry Goods Emporium looked, as the Enterprise would later describe it, a bower of loveliness. Under ...
... in an ice-filled tub, as the ice from the old frog pond was too dirty to put into the beverage. She did her assigned task, and then, with taut nerves, ...
... Jim was shaking hands with Mrs. Tuttle, while his wife stood waiting with a pretty air of shy interest, until, with a protective ...
... it had been. The whole line was breaking up. Everyone was laughing immoderately. She could hear Minnie Adams's high henlike cackle, ...
... melting supply in the tub. Two blue serge legs were coming down the narrow stairway. They seemed to be bringing Jim Sheldon with them. ...
... always seemed motherly, too. Gee! I remember one time when I busted my head and you spilled liniment and tears all over me. They both laughed, and ...
... count! I always thought a lot of you, but I supposed it was just a good friendship. When it came to me - so clear - its full meaning - I knew if I lived ...
... boyishly. It was certainly rich! I thought the dear old souls would eat her up. And you should have seen Grace and Georgiana Meeker fall on each other's ...
... the moon! With brimming heart Ella looked at the noisy crowd about her. How kind everyone seemed! What a good old place Centerville ...
... unabashed when old Sandy Wing, overalled, coal-grimed, wiping his face with a red bandana, came up the back stairway to wring Jim's hand was audaciously ...
... He was born at Hampstead, London, and was educated in Germany and at Peterhouse, Cambridge. In 1866 he was appointed professor of history and English ...