Liberty’s birthday is in a few weeks. She’ll be twelve. I’m at a loss as to what to give her for her birthday. She wants a horse. Unfortunately, a horse isn’t the only part of that equation. The fencing, feed, tack… yeah. It’s past my birthday budget.
Ruby overheard a conversation with Blaine while we were discussing possibilities. She had a suggestion.
“I know what you can get her! A baby. Her own real baby. That way she won’t steal Ellie from everyone. Every time I’m holding Ellie, Liberty takes her away from me. If she had her own baby, she’d leave me alone!”
I asked her where I might find a baby for Liberty, since they don’t sell them at the store.
Nope. Definitely not.
“Uh, I think you can get them at orphanages or something.”
I think the dear girl has read too many Boxcar Children mysteries.