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Daddy-Long-Legs Version 2 by WEBSTER, Jean

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Jerusha Abbott was brought up at the John Grier Home, an old-fashioned orphanage. The children were wholly dependent on charity and had to wear other people's cast-off clothes. Jerusha's unusual first name was selected by the matron off a grave stone, while her surname was selected out of the phone book. At the age of 18, she has finished her education and is at loose ends, still working in the dormitories at the institution where she was brought up.One day, after the asylum's trustees have made their monthly visit, Jerusha is informed by the asylum's dour matron that one of the trustees has offered to pay her way through college. He has spoken to her former teachers and thinks she has potential to become an excellent writer. He will pay her tuition and also give her a generous monthly allowance. Jerusha must write him a monthly letter, because he believes that letter-writing is important to the development of a writer. However, she will never know his identity; she must address the letters to Mr. John Smith, and he will never reply.Jerusha catches a glimpse of the shadow of her benefactor from the back, and knows he is a tall long-legged man. Because of this, she jokingly calls him "Daddy Long-Legs." She attends a women's college, but the name and location are never identified; however, men from Princeton University are frequently mentioned as dates, so it is certainly on the East Coast. The college is almost certainly based on the author's alma mater, Vassar College, judging from college traditions mentioned. She illustrates her letters with childlike line drawings, also created by Jean Webster. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Latest Episodes

01 - Blue Wednesday

16 MIN2018 NOV 14
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01 - Blue Wednesday

02 - Freshman Year #1

40 MIN2018 NOV 14
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02 - Freshman Year #1

03 - Freshman Year continued

34 MIN2018 NOV 14
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03 - Freshman Year continued

04 - Sophomore Year #1

36 MIN2018 NOV 14
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04 - Sophomore Year #1

05 - Sophomore Year continued

41 MIN2018 NOV 14
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05 - Sophomore Year continued

06 - Junior Year #1

23 MIN2018 NOV 14
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06 - Junior Year #1

07 - Junior Year continued

22 MIN2018 NOV 14
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07 - Junior Year continued

08 - Senior Year

29 MIN2018 NOV 14
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08 - Senior Year

09 - Graduate

27 MIN2018 NOV 14
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09 - Graduate
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