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Fighting Fire in Sleepy Hollow



Author of The Automobile Girls at Newport, The Automobile Girls in the Berkshires, Etc., Etc.


Philadelphia Henry Altemus Company

Copyright, 1910, by Howard E. Altemus


CHAPTER PAGE I. The Unexpected Always Happens 7 II. Mr. Stuart Confides a Secret 16 III. Rocking Chair Adventures 25 IV. A Cry for Help 45 V. The Motor Cyclist 52 VI. A Forest Scrimmage 58 VII. A Night with the Gypsies 76 VIII. The Haunted Pool 83 IX. Ten Eyck Hall 94 X. An Attic Mystery 107 XI. José Has an Enemy 117 XII. Nosegays and Tennis 129 XIII. Cross Questions and Crooked Answers 141 XIV. In the Deep Woods 150 XV. The Hermit 158 XVI. A Surprise 168 XVII. Zerlina 180 XVIII. The Masquerade 189 XIX. A Recognition 195 XX. The Fire Brigade 203 XXI. Fighting the Fire 210 XXII. Explanations 220 XXIII. An Old Romance 227 XXIV. Good bye To Ten Eyck Hall 235 XXV. Conclusion 253



"I think I'd make a pretty good housemaid," said Barbara, on her knees, energetically polishing the floor of the cottage parlor.

"Only housemaids don't wear gloves and all over aprons and mobcaps," replied Mollie.

"And they don't protect their skins from dust with cold cream," added Barbara, teasingly. "Do they, Molliekins?"

"Oh well," replied Mollie, "duty and beauty rhyme, and every woman ought to try and keep her looks, according to the beauty pages in all the papers."

"Poor old Molliekins!" exclaimed her sister. "Crowsfeet and gray hair at fifteen!"

"Going on sixteen," corrected Mollie, as she gave a finishing rub to the mahogany center table, a relic of more prosperous days, and flourished an old, oily stocking that made an excellent polisher. "But the papers do say that automobiling is very harmful to the complexion and the face should be protected by layers of cold cream and powder, and a veil on top of that."

"I'm willing to take the chance," laughed Barbara, "if ever I get another one."

"I suppose Ruth is so busy getting ready for her six weeks' trip abroad that she won't have much time for her 'bubble' this August," observed Mollie. "But, dear knows, we can't complain. There never was a rich girl who knew how to make other people happy as well as she does. Sometimes I think she is really a fairy princess, disguised as a human being, who is just gratifying her desire to do nice things for girls like us."

"No, she is no fairy," commented Barbara. "That is why we love her so. She is just a jolly, nice girl and as human as anybody. When she asked us to go to Newport it was because she really wanted us. She has often told me, since, that she had been planning the trip for months, but the girls she knew were not exactly the kind who would have fallen into such a scheme... Continue reading book >>

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