My first trick was a baby-sitter's childish lark. I was 13 and Professor Andrews was a local celebrity, a neighbor, who caught my eye. In the quiet Canadian city where I grew up, anyone who had ever lived abroad or who hung out in Toronto was considered cosmopolitan. Professor Andrews qualified on both counts. He took lots of trips to Toronto, which struck me then as glamorous.
The young man looked her over, amusement tugging at his lips. Indeed, he was only twice her age. He bent over, resting his palms on his knees to bring himself to her eye level. From then on she came every day, shy to knock on the door but with eagerness dancing in her eyes. They soon had a ritual of sorts between them. Just before early nightfall at 6pm her housemaid would come knocking on the door, signaling the daily end of their easy companionship and the beginning of rituals of bath and bed. It was not as though he had not seen the skirt before.
Sign in. See the list. Title: Adventures in Babysitting Five siblings are left alone all summer when their mom leaves town and the evil babysitter bites the dust.
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