Daddy-Long-Legs is a 1912 epistolary novel by the American writer Jean Webster. It follows the protagonist, Jerusha "Judy" Abbott, as she leaves an orphanage and is sent to college by a benefactor whom she has never seen. Jerusha Abbott was brought up at the John Grier Home, an old-fashioned orphanage. The children were completely dependent on charity and had to wear other people's cast-off clothes.
Daddy Long Legs is a stage musical with a book by John Caird, and music and lyrics by Paul Gordon. It is based on the 1912 novel of the same name by Jean Webster. Set in turn-of-the-century New England, the musical tells the story of orphan Jerusha Abbott of the John Grier Home and her mysterious benefactor who agrees to send her to college, who she dubs "Daddy Long Legs" after seeing his elongated shadow
Dear Daddy-Long-Legs, This is going to be extremely short because my shoulder aches at thesight of a pen. Lecture notes all day, immortal novel all evening,make too much writing. If so, let merecommend that invaluable little work, 200 Eggs per Hen per Year. I amthinking of starting an incubator next spring and raising broilers. You see I'm settled at Lock Willow permanently. I have decided to stayuntil I've written 114 novels like Anthony Trollope's mother.
Whenever he comes down in anything new, Mrs. Semple, beaming with pride, walks around and views him from every angle, and urges him to be careful where he sits down; she is so afraid he will pick up some dust. It bores him dreadfully. I've meekly given in to his whims heretofore, but.
Title: Daddy-Long-Legs. Author: Jean Webster. I read this in e-book format via DailyLit. Plot Summary: Jerusha Abbott is a brilliant young lady stuck doing menial tasks in the orphanage where she grew up. One day, she is called into the administrator's office, where she catches the long shadow of a gentleman leaving. The administrator tells her that, due to her excellent writing skills (mocking the orphanage and its staff), she has been awarded a full scholarship to attend college by one of the orphanage's trustees.
Book: Daddy Long-Legs Author: Jean Webster. Format: Global Grey free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook Pages (PDF): 168 Publication Date: 1912. Ninety-seven squirming little orphans must be scrubbed and combed and buttoned into freshly starched ginghams; and all ninety-seven reminded of their manners, and told to say, 'Yes, sir,' 'No, sir,' whenever a Trustee spoke. It was a distressing time; and poor Jerusha Abbott, being the oldest orphan, had to bear the brunt of it. But this particular first Wednesday, like its predecessors, finally dragged itself to a close. The long lower hall had not been lighted, and as she came downstairs, a last Trustee stood, on the point of departure, in the open door that led to the porte-cochere. Jerusha caught only a fleeting impression of the man-and the impression consisted entirely of tallness.
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|PLF 113||Lindsay Muir's Untamed||Daddy Long Legs / Trust Yourself A Little Bit (7", RE)||Planet||PLF 113||UK||Unknown|