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In 1894 Henry and Mollie welcomed a daughter, Margaret Martha Clifford. While Margaret was still young Mollie Lee completed a story-writing course through the National Press Association of Indianapolis, Indiana, receiving a certificate in 1903. She wrote a great many short stories in subsequent years, and in 1906 both of Mollie Lee's full-length works of fiction were published by H. M. Caldwell Company in their Animal Autobiography Series. Yoppy: the Autobiography of a Monkey was soon followed by Polly: the Autobiography of a Parrot, and both books were written in the voice of the animal and detailed accounts of their mistreatment at the hands of humans. In addition to these published works, Mollie Lee Clifford often wrote in the voice of her cat, Trudy, especially in letters to her mother, called Nana.
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An Autobiography of a Parrot Poem by Abhinav Guha
Imagine a lonely little girl growing up in the 1860s on Londoner’s Island in the Isles of Shoals, off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire. Roaming the beaches alone, save for the company of shore birds and sea creatures, Mollie Lee Clifford had the good fortune to receive the attentions and encouragement of the poet Celia Thaxter who lived on the neighboring island of Appledore. She inspired little Mollie to learn to read and write and it was to good end as Mollie went on to write a host of poems, author numerous plays and publish two full-length novels in an animal autobiography series, “Yoppy: Autobiography of a Monkey,” and “Polly: Autobiography of a Parrot.”
Poem: An Autobiography of a Parrot by Abhinav Guha