Jerusha Abbot (Judy) is an orphan who has spent her whole life in an asylum. She is good at writing so the mysterious Daddy-long-legs promises to send Jerusha to college...provided she follows his rules and writes him letters to tell him about her studies. The story is basically in the form... read more
“Most people don't live; they just race. They are trying to reach some goal far away on the horizon, and in the heat of the going they get so breathless and panting that they lose all sight of the beautiful, tranquil country they are passing through; and then the first thing they know, they are old and worn out, and it doesn't make any difference whether they've reached the goal or not”Jerusha Abbott
“The world is full of happiness, and plenty to go round, if you are only willing to take the kind that comes your way”Jerusha Abbot
“It isn't the great big pleasures that count the most; it's making a great deal out of the little ones--I've discovered the true secret of happiness, Daddy, and that is to live in the now. Not to be for ever regretting the past, or anticipating the future; but to get the most that you can out of this very instant.”Jerusha Abbot
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