The longer Streffy stays in the Vanderlyn home, the more Susy enjoys him. She has always known that he could be empathetic, but he is even more sensitive than usual, especially around Clarissa. Streffy normally would tolerate children but would just as often tire of them. With Clarissa, though, he appears to have endless patience and understanding. He even derides Clarissa’s mother for leaving the child for so long. Ellie was supposed to have returned a few days ago, but no one has heard from her yet.
Streffy says that it is so like Ellie to expect Susy to stand in for the...
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