"Dwarfed Tree" from Harper's New Monthly Magazine

       "Petey Burke and His Pupil" by Ralph Julian (1895) includes these lines: 

       The consequence was that Petey Burke grew up to be the tidiest lad in the Barracks colony -- always in black, and as neat and sober as an undertaker. And his sister Norah (a pretty, stunted little thing, like a dwarfed tree of Japan) seemed to the boys of the block as exquisite as a confection. 1


1     Ralph, Julian  "Petey Burke and His Pupil," from "People We Pass By" in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 91, Issue 544, September 1895, pg. 617.

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