Title: An India Rubber Lie
Author: Mrs. A. H. W. [Amanda Hosmer Whittlesey] Raynor
Illustrator: Miss L. M. Prescott
Description: Cream-colored boards with a pictorial and red lettering on the front cover. Covers are rubbed and show light soiling; minor wear at head of spine. Previous owner's name on ffep, else interior is clean. Several illustrations. 46 pages. 5.7 x 4.6 inches. One copy noted on OCLC (Connecticut Historical Society).
A true story from the author's childhood in upstate New York in the 1830s, of getting caught chewing India rubber gum and then lying to her father, a Presbyterian clergyman, about it. She tells of her parents' great disappointment, the punishment of being sent to her room for several days, even to the point of missing school, and not being allowed to sit with the family during dinner, and finally the great relief and joy of rejoining her family for a new, clean start.
The dedication page reads, ''To the girls of the Annie Wright Seminary--a group of whom were the first who listened to it--this little story of my childhood is dedicated...''.
Mrs. Amanda Hosmer Whittlesey Raynor (1824-1907) was born in New York, moved to Tacoma in the early 1880s, and began teaching at the Annie Wright Seminary in 1884 and later served as its vice-president. Her father was Rev. James Baldwin Whittlesey, a native of Saybrook, Connecticut.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Allen & Lamborn, Printers
Place: [Tacoma, Washington]
Keywords: children, juvenile, conduct of life, Christian, truthfulness, discipline of children, Annie Wright, Tacoma, Whittlesey, Raynor,
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