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[Illustration: "The Automobile Girls" Were Fairly Started. Frontispiece. ]

The Automobile Girls at Newport


Watching the Summer Parade


Author of The Automobile Girls in the Berkshires, The Automobile Girls Along the Hudson, Etc., Etc.



Copyright, 1910, by Howard E. Altemus


CHAPTER PAGE I. Barbara to the Rescue 7 II. Lost, Strayed or Stolen 16 III. Ruth's Perfect Plan 30 IV. Mother's Secret 39 V. The Glorious Start 47 VI. What Happened the First Day 59 VII. Showing Their Mettle 71 VIII. "For We Are Jolly Good Fellows!" 86 IX. Only Girls 93 X. Enter Gladys and Mr. Townsend 104 XI. Newport at Last 111 XII. A Week Later 121 XIII. The Night of the Ball 131 XIV. Barbara's Secret 142 XV. Ruth in Danger 150 XVI. Help Arrives 162 XVII. The Fortune Tellers 169 XVIII. A Word to the Wise 180 XIX. "Eyeology" 190 XX. Ruth Wakes Up! 204 XXI. The Capture of the Butterfly 213 XXII. The Tennis Tournament 224 XXIII. Brought to Bay 236 XXIV. Good Bye to Newport 242



"Pink hair ribbons!"

Barbara Thurston's brown, bright face seemed to twinkle all over, as she clinked a yellow coin on the marble top of the little sewing table.

"Silk stockings!" chorused Mollie Thurston gleefully. "Wasn't it the luckiest thing that the hotel people wanted so many berries this year!" And she, too, sent a gold piece spinning over the smooth surface. "But, perhaps, we won't be invited after all," she sighed.

"Nonsense!" rejoined Barbara energetically. "When Grace Carter says she'll fix a thing, you can wager she will. She's known Ruth Stuart for three summers now, and she's told us we'd be invited to Ruth's party this year. I can read the invitations already. The only thing worrying me was what we'd wear. Now the strawberry crop has turned out so well, and mother's a brick, and will let us use our money as we wish I think we're fixed. Then who knows?"

"I am sure Ruth Stuart's lots of fun when you get to know her," interrupted Mollie eagerly. "If Cousin Gladys wasn't boarding at the hotel with her, we'd have met her long before. Isn't Gladys a stuck up goose? Never mind. We'll have the laugh on her when she sees us at the party. Let's be de lighted to meet her. I should love to watch her when she is fussed!"

"After all," mused Barbara, thoughtfully, "her father was in partnership with papa. It's mighty funny that uncle got all the money. I wonder " She stopped playing with her gold piece and gazed thoughtfully out of the sitting room window at the hot, empty, yellow road that ran so near the tiny cottage.

Barbara Thurston was sixteen, Mollie just two years younger, and nearly all their lives had been spent in that little cottage... Continue reading book >>

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