Pollyanna is a best-selling novel via Eleanor H. Porter that's now thought of a vintage of kid's literature. The e-book was once so successful that Porter quickly produced a sequel, Pollyanna Grows Up (ISBN 9781439297513 ).
The novel's luck introduced the time period "Pollyanna" (along with the adjective "pollyannaish" and the noun "Pollyannaism") into the language to explain anyone who turns out continuously so that it will locate whatever to be "glad" approximately it doesn't matter what situations arise.
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She took it, even though, with bated breath, swinging from her powerful little hands, and touchdown on all fours within the tender grass. Then she picked herself up and regarded eagerly approximately her. She was once behind the home. prior to her lay a backyard within which an inclination previous guy used to be operating. past the backyard a bit course via an open box led up a steep hill, on the most sensible of which a lone pine tree stood on safeguard beside the large rock. To Pollyanna, in the intervening time, there only one position on this planet worthy being in—the best of that giant rock. With a run and a skilful flip, Pollyanna skipped by way of the bent previous guy, threaded her manner among the orderly rows of eco-friendly transforming into issues, and—a little out of breath—reached the trail that ran throughout the open box. Then, determinedly, she started to climb. Already, despite the fact that, she used to be considering what a protracted, good way off that rock needs to be, while again on the window it had seemed so close to! Fifteen mins later the good clock within the hallway of the Harrington domicile struck six. At exactly the final stroke Nancy sounded the bell for supper. One, , 3 mins handed. omit Polly frowned and tapped the ground together with her slipper. a bit jerkily she rose to her toes, went into the corridor, and seemed up-stairs, it seems that impatient. For a minute she listened closely; then she grew to become and swept into the eating room. "Nancy," she stated with choice, once the little serving-maid seemed; "my niece is past due. No, you needn't name her," she further seriously, as Nancy made a movement towards the corridor door. "I advised her what time supper used to be, and now she's going to need to undergo the results. She may possibly to boot start right now to benefit to be punctual. whilst she comes down she could have bread and milk within the kitchen. " "Yes, ma'am. " It used to be good, probably, that leave out Polly didn't occur to be Nancy's face simply then. on the earliest attainable second after supper, Nancy crept up the again stairs and thence to the attic room. "Bread and milk, certainly! —and while the bad lamb hain't simply simply cried herself to sleep," she used to be muttering fiercely, as she softly driven open the door. the subsequent second she gave a nervous cry. "Where are you? Where've you long gone? the place have you ever long past? " she panted, having a look within the closet, less than the mattress, or even within the trunk and down the water pitcher. Then she flew down-stairs and out to previous Tom within the backyard. "Mr. Tom, Mr. Tom, that blessed kid's gone," she wailed. "She's vanished correct up into Heaven the place she come from, bad lamb—and me advised ter supply her bread and milk within the kitchen—her what is eatin' angel foodstuff this minute, i'm going to warrant, i will warrant! " The outdated guy straightened up. "Gone? Heaven? " he repeated stupidly, unconsciously sweeping the bright sundown sky together with his gaze. He stopped, stared a second closely, then became with a sluggish grin. "Well, Nancy, it do seem like as though she'd attempted ter get as nigh Heaven as she may well, and that is a fact," he agreed, pointing with a crooked finger to the place, sharply defined opposed to the reddening sky, a narrow, wind-blown determine used to be poised on most sensible of a tremendous rock.