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Amy in Acadia A Story for Girls   By: (1860-1926)

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Amy in Acadia

[Illustration: "From a drawer behind the counter she drew a small fan." FRONTISPIECE. See p. 25.]

Amy in Acadia

A Story for Girls

By Helen Leah Reed

Author of "The Brenda Books" "Miss Theodora" "Irma and Nap"

With Illustrations by Katharine Pyle

Boston Little, Brown, and Company 1905

Copyright, 1905 , BY LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY. All rights reserved

Published October, 1905

THE UNIVERSITY PRESS, CAMBRIDGE, MASS., U. S. A.

TO CONSTANCE MY NIECE WHO JOURNEYED WITH ME THROUGH ACADIA

Contents

CHAPTER PAGE

I BANISHED 1

II LOST AND FOUND 14

III TOWARD METEGHAN 29

IV YVONNE 43

V NEW PEOPLE 57

VI PIERRE AND POINT À L'ÉGLISE 71

VII DIGBY DAYS 89

VIII TWO ADVENTURES 105

IX OLD PORT ROYAL 119

X EXPLORATIONS 134

XI A TEA PARTY 147

XII IN THE FOG 163

XIII LETTERS AND SOME COMMENTS 178

XIV AN EXCURSION 191

XV WITH PREJUDICE 204

XVI EVANGELINE'S COUNTRY 219

XVII SAFE AGAIN 236

XVIII THE RIGHT AND THE WRONG OF IT 249

XIX A DISCOVERY 263

XX FIRE AND FLAME 279

XXI OLD CHEBUCTO 299

XXII FINDING COUSINS 315

XXIII GOOD BYE TO HALIFAX 329

List of Illustrations

"From a drawer behind the counter she drew a small fan" Frontispiece

"'Madame Bourque,' she cried, 'I asked him to come to see me'" Page 71

"'Hello! hello!' she shouted" " 170

"'Why, what is the matter, child?' she asked affectionately" " 246

"After one ineffectual effort to pry open the lock, the other one had thrown down the scissors" " 282

"Behind Lucian stalked Malachai, flourishing his cane after the fashion of a drum major" " 320

Amy in Acadia

CHAPTER I

BANISHED

"No, Fritz, I cannot "

"You will not."

"Well, then I will not ask mother to invite you to go on with us."

Amy spoke decidedly, but Fritz was not ready to give up.

"Oh, Amy, do be reasonable! I cannot say anything more to your mother, for you are in an obstinate mood, evidently determined to persuade yourself that you do not wish us to travel with you."

"That is true; I do not wish you to go on with us."

"But you and I are such friends."

"So we are, and so we shall continue to be. Because we are such friends, I am sure that you will forgive me for being so "

"So unreasonable."

"No reasonable. Now just look at the whole thing sensibly. Here we are mamma and I and two girls."

"What do you call yourself? Aren't you a girl?"

"Don't interrupt; perhaps I should have said two school girls. We have come away partly for rest and change, partly for study. So it would only upset all our plans to have you and your friend with us. You'd be dreadfully in the way."

"In the way! I like that. Why, you could rest, or study all day, for all we'd care, and we'd afford you the change that you would certainly need once in a while. Only if you'll excuse my saying so who ever heard of any one's resting or studying on a pleasure trip? Just look at the funny side of it yourself, Amy and smile please."

Whereupon, quite against her will, the smile that twitched Amy's lips extended itself into a laugh, in which Fritz Tomkins joined heartily... Continue reading book >>




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