Title Going Visiting
Word Count 1736
Disclaimer I invented only Alice
December 24, 1850
When she was smaller, before she turned eight, Alice had been afraid of her grandfather. Some of her friends at school had asked if it was because he was Lord Blakeney, and she was plain Alice Smith. But it was not that at all, and anyway, she called him Granddad. It was not that he was unkind. He always had a smile for her, and usually something good to eat. And he was not gruff, like some old men. He liked to talk, and so did she.
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