1915. Webster was a grandniece of Mark Twain. She was interested in social work, especially the fields of childcare and prison reform, but her main occupation was writing. She wrote a number of short stories and novels for younger readers including her most famous work, Daddy Long-Legs. In Dear Enemy, Sallie McBride, the dear friend of Judy Abbot (heroine of Daddy Long-Legs), accepts an appointment as superintendent of an orphanage and promptly embarks on a program of much needed reform. The book, while touching on serious social issues, does so in a delightfully written and entertaining manner.