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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 was once Webster's first novel.

We see an analogous cute prankster in class, inflicting simply as a lot havoc as ever and delighting her fellow scholars along with her scornful omit for principles and etiquette.

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It really is an outrage! " acknowledged Conny. "It's an insult! " stated Patty. "To separate us now after we have been jointly 3 years—" "And it's not as if we have been really undesirable final 12 months. plenty of ladies had extra demerits. " "Only our badness was once type of conspicuous," Patty admitted. "But we have been first-class the final 3 weeks," reminded Conny. "And you have to see my new room-mate! " wailed Priscilla. "She cannot be any worse than Irene McCullough. " "She is! —Her father's a missionary, and she or he used to be pointed out in China. Her identify is Keren-happuch Hersey, after Job's youngest daughter. and he or she does not imagine it really is humorous! " "Irene," acknowledged Conny gloomily, "gained twenty kilos in the course of the summer time. She weighs—" "But you need to see mine! " cried Patty, in exasperation. "Her identify is Mae Mertelle Van Arsdale. " "Keren stories each moment; and expects me to stroll on tiptoe so she will focus. " "You should still listen Mae Mertelle speak! She acknowledged her father used to be a financier, and desired to recognize what mine was once. I informed her he was once a reform pass judgement on, and that he spent his time placing financiers in legal. She says i am an impertinent child," Patty grinned feebly. "How outdated is she? " "She's nineteen, and has been proposed to two times. " "Mercy! no matter what made her opt for St. Ursula's? " "Her parents ran away and obtained married once they have been nineteen, and they are afraid she inherited the tendency. so that they picked out an outstanding, strict, church university. Mae does not know the way she's ever going to mend her hair and not using a maid. She's enormously superstitious approximately moonstones. She by no means wears whatever yet silk stockings and she or he cannot stand hash. i'm going to need to educate her the best way to make a mattress. She constantly crosses at the White superstar Line. " Patty scattered those information at random. The others listened sympathetically, and additional some of their very own issues. "Irene weighs 100 and fifty-nine kilos and 6 oz, no longer counting her clothes," acknowledged Conny. "She introduced trunks loaded with sweet. She has it hidden all around the room. The final sound I pay attention at evening, is Irene crunching chocolates—and the 1st sound within the morning. She by no means says something; she easily chews. it is like rooming with a cow. and i've a candy number of acquaintances! child McCoy's around the corridor, and she or he makes extra noise than half-a-dozen cowboys. there is a new French woman subsequent door—you be aware of, the gorgeous infant with the 2 black braids. " "She seems relatively desirable," acknowledged Patty. "She may be if she may possibly speak, yet she basically is aware approximately fifty phrases. Harriet Gladden's rooming together with her, as limp and mournful as an oyster, and Evalina Smith's on the finish of the hall. you recognize what an ideal fool Evalina is. " "Oh, it is beastly! " they agreed. "Lordy's to blame," acknowledged Conny. "The Dowager by no means might have separated us if she hadn't interfered. " "And i have her! " wailed Patty. "You have Mam'selle and Waddams, and they are great, candy, unsuspicious lambs; however the women within the East Wing easily cannot sneeze yet Lordy—" "Sh! " Conny warned. "Here she comes. " The Latin instructor, in passing, paused at the threshold.

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