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Excerpt from Stories for Leisure HoursIf Mary Malony had hung out a sign from the fourth story front window of the tenement house in Cork Alley, where she lived, saying, Baby to let or lend, the fact that she had such a convenient piece ofMoreExcerpt from Stories for Leisure HoursIf Mary Malony had hung out a sign from the fourth story front window of the tenement house in Cork Alley, where she lived, saying, Baby to let or lend, the fact that she had such a convenient piece of property on hand could not have been better understood throughout the neighborhood than it already was.The baby, God bless its dear, bright eyes! was not one of Mary Malonys own brood. None of her frowzy, freckled young tatterdemalions would have answered the purpose for which babies are made professional.This particular mite of humanity was the ne plus ultra of good children. It early developed a remarkable genius for being turned off, lying in clothes baskets, and reposing contentedly upon dresser shelves.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.