Happy day! I’ve just finished my last examination―physiology. And now:
Three months on a farm!
I don’t know what kind of a thing a farm is. I’ve never been o one n my life. I’ve never even looked at one (except from the car window), but I know I’m going to love it, and I’m going to love being free.
I am not used even yet to being outside the John Grier Home. Whenever I think of it excited little thrills chase up and down my back. I feel as though I must run faster and faster and keep looking over my sho7ulder to make sure that Mrs. Lippett isn’t after me with her arm stretched out to grab me back.
I don’t have to mind anyone this summer do I?
Your nominal authority doesn’t annoy me in the least; you are too far away to do any harm. Mrs. Lippett is dead forever, so far as I am concerned, and the Semples aren’t expected to overlook my moral welfare, are they? No, I am sure not. I am entirely grown up. Hurrah!
I leave you now to pack a trunk, and three boxes of teakettles and dishes and sofa cushions and books.
PS. Here is my physiology exam. Do you think you could have passed?