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Stories of My Grandmother, Page 99

Clarence. Now there were three little boys in the home. Elder White’s sister, Anna, lived with them and helped with the office work. Aunt Anna enjoyed nothing better than holding and cuddling little Willie. But she had tuberculosis! Ellen knew that it was not safe for the baby to be with her. How could she get Willie away from Anna without hurting her feelings?

One day, finding Anna with the baby in her arms, Ellen slyly pinched Willie. He immediately set up a howl of protest. “I guess he wants his mother,” said Ellen.

“Yes, I guess he does,” agreed Anna, handing the baby over.

The young mother gladly took Willie from Aunt Anna and carried him into another room.

Although the trick was often repeated, Anna never caught on.

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