By Lois Lowry

A protracted, dull summer--that's what Anastasia has to seem ahead to while her ally is going off to camp. She's extremely joyful while outdated Mrs. Bellingham solutions her advert for a role as a Lady's significant other. Anastasia is certain her problems are over--she'll be busy and earn money!

But she doesn't count on to need to polish silver and serve at Mrs. Bellingham's granddaughter's party as a maid! as though that isn't undesirable sufficient, she unintentionally drops a section of silverware down the rubbish disposal and needs to use her profits to pay for it! Is the summer time destined to be a catastrophe?

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Then, just as suddenly as he had disappeared, Bambino returned. But even after Sam placed the second announcement in the papers, people continued to bring cats to his home as a way to meet their favorite author. A few months after Bambino’s return, Sam took to wearing all-white suits year-round—a reminder of the suits he wore during the summers of his happier days when his entire family was alive. This is often how he is remembered today. Whether Bambino’s return really had anything to do with Sam’s decision is something only Sam and Bambino would know.

As to being on the verge of being a sick man, I don’t take any stock in that. ” “Look at Papa,” Clara whispered. ” “He looks happier than he’s been in a long time,” Jean whispered back, putting an arm around her sister. Bambino blinked his blue eyes and purred. Author’s Note In November 1904 Samuel L. Clemens—known to the world by his pen name, Mark Twain—moved to 21 Fifth Avenue, New York City. Joining him was his youngest daughter, Jean; his housekeeper, Katy Leary; and a black cat named Bambino.

Five months before Bambino and Mr. Twain starts, Sam’s wife, Olivia (“Livy”), died. Not only were they deeply in love, but Livy was also Sam’s editor. She helped Sam bring Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and his other classic stories to life. When Livy died, Sam felt as if his reason for writing had died, too. When Sam moved to the Fifth Avenue house, he closed his door to the world. But in the spring of 1905, everything changed when Bambino, who had been Sam’s constant companion, disappeared out an open window.

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