Books [Elsie Wall]
I looked with interest at the animated expressions of the seven-and ten-year-old girls. They reminded me of young movie stars themselves with their black curly hair, their bright blue eyes, and their heart-shaped faces. Tabby stood by with an adenoidal expression that would stay with her even if the adenoids were removed.
The room in which we stood had only one bed. Two connecting rooms had one bed each. Buckets and pans dotted the floor of the room to the right.
“I've just got them ready in case it rains,” Elsie explained. “The roof leaks so bad during a heavy rain it's like being out doors.”
When we were seated again on the porch Elsie said, “Some folks are having a hard time on this hill. There's my sister-in-law Sarah Well who's got six children all crowded in three rooms. I don't see how she does it.