Thursday, January 30, 2014

"The Talking Dolls" by G. R. Mills and Zaida Nelson


      Once upon a time there were two dolls, whose  names were Annabel and Frances. They had  beautiful faces of the finest bisque and their little  hands were dimpled. Real hair grew on their  heads and their eyes opened and shut. Their  pretty clothes were offs-and-ons, and their slippers  were of black leather with tiny buckles on the  ankle-straps.  In fact, Annabel and Frances were the kind of  dolls any little girl would love to play with.  Perhaps you would have liked to be a mother  to them yourself.   But it was not their pretty faces, or pretty hair,  or pretty clothes that made Annabel and Frances  remarkable — no indeed . . . read more

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