[yes! i shamelessly copied the pose on a painting by H. Wilson Watrous. I was lazy and I didn’t want to ‘rack my brain’. I assume it completely. BLAME MY MUSES!
it's Thomas Jefferson' birthday today so here a little present]
“Polly inherited her mother’s beauty, which was frequently complimented, to her chagrin (…)”
“Tall and slim with angular features and red hair, Martha closely resembled her father (…)”
so here teenager!Polly -13 years- and teenager!Patsy -18- in 1790. I picture them being close, sisters and friends, able to talk about everything together.
“Do you think Papa will like the present I found for him?”
“He will. Don’t forget: you are his favourite.”
“Don’t say that Pasty! It’s not true!… You are mean sometimes.”
“I’m never mean. I’m natural.”
“You are naturally mean.”
“I’m reading Zadig in its original french edition, my dear little sister. I have the permission to be mean.”