By Iona Opie, Rosemary Wells
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Mama wailed, looking at us in despair. “Well,” said Jessica, “you can break that kind of a promise. ” “Yes, but Ophelia will. She’ll be plumb mad. ” “Well, I know, but—” “And we may be going another nine, if these all-day powwows don’t get her down before then. ” I said. ” Jessica went on. “If Ophelia’s so worried about her ma, she better cut out the celebrations. ” “I guess that’s true,” Mama said. “But you can’t hardly blame her. ” Jessica snorted. “Why, Mama, they don’t get lonesome! ” “She’s just playing on your sympathies.
You’ll have to watch out about that nose this summer. ” “Oh now, Papa! ” Jessica hid her face on his shoulder. Her high thin nose gave her a sort of classic beauty, but no one had ever told her so. They only teased her, especially her father, who felt he had a right to tease her, since it was his nose. He looked down at the little girl sitting on the floor. “Now Mathy’s anxious to go to the farm. ” The little girl looked up with bright solemn black eyes. “I love the farm. ” said Matthew. ” “Use one of those picture books,” said Callie, glancing up from her mending.
Jessica snorted. “Why, Mama, they don’t get lonesome! ” “She’s just playing on your sympathies. She knows she can do it. She has you and Dad running down there all the time. ” “Well, yes,” Mama conceded. “But next time I see her, she’s going to want to know why I broke my promise. ” “Then make it easy on Ophelia. ” Mama looked at us thoughtfully. ” We laughed and I kissed her on the cheek. It had the soft worn feel of old linen. (I never could get used to mothers who were young. ” That crisis passed, we settled down to peel peaches in the parlor.