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Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil

OR

The Farm That Was Worth a Fortune

BY

ALICE B. EMERSON

AUTHOR OF "BETTY GORDON AT BRAMBLE FARM," "BETTY GORDON IN WASHINGTON," "THE RUTH FIELDING SERIES," ETC.

ILLUSTRATED

NEW YORK CUPPLES & LEON COMPANY PUBLISHERS

Books for Girls

BY ALICE B. EMERSON

12mo. Cloth. Illustrated.

BETTY GORDON SERIES

BETTY GORDON AT BRAMBLE FARM BETTY GORDON IN WASHINGTON BETTY GORDON IN THE LAND OF OIL

RUTH FIELDING SERIES

RUTH FIELDING OF THE RED MILL RUTH FIELDING AT BRIARWOOD HALL RUTH FIELDING AT SNOW CAMP RUTH FIELDING AT LIGHTHOUSE POINT RUTH FIELDING AT SILVER RANCH RUTH FIELDING ON CLIFF ISLAND RUTH FIELDING AT SUNRISE FARM RUTH FIELDING AND THE GYPSIES RUTH FIELDING IN MOVING PICTURES RUTH FIELDING DOWN IN DIXIE RUTH FIELDING AT COLLEGE RUTH FIELDING IN THE SADDLE RUTH FIELDING IN THE RED CROSS RUTH FIELDING AT THE WAR FRONT RUTH FIELDING HOMEWARD BOUND RUTH FIELDING DOWN EAST

CUPPLES & LEON CO., PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK.

COPYRIGHT, 1920, BY CUPPLES & LEON COMPANY

BETTY GORDON IN THE LAND OF OIL

Printed in U. S. A.

[Illustration: CLOVER TOOK THE BIT BETWEEN HER TEETH AND BEGAN TO RUN. "Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil." Page 100]

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I BREAKFAST EN ROUTE 1

II THINKING BACKWARD 9

III WHAT BOB HEARD 17

IV BLOCKED TRAFFIC 25

V BETWEEN TRAINS 33

VI QUICK ACTION 41

VII A YANKEE FRIEND 49

VIII FLAME CITY 58

IX OLD INDIAN LORE 67

X BOB LEARNS SOMETHING 74

XI AN OIL FIRE 83

XII IN THE FIELDS 91

XIII THE THREE HILLS 100

XIV TWO INVALIDS 108

XV UNEXPECTED NEWS 117

XVI HOUSEKEEPER AND NURSE 126

XVII SICK FANCIES 134

XVIII STRANGE VISITORS 143

XIX LOOKING BACKWARD 152

XX BETTY IS STOPPED 160

XXI WHERE IS BOB? 169

XXII OFF FOR HELP 177

XXIII SELLING THE FARM 186

XXIV UNCLE DICK'S BUYER 195

XXV HAPPY DAYS 204

BETTY GORDON IN THE LAND OF OIL

CHAPTER I

BREAKFAST EN ROUTE

"There, Bob, did you see that? Oh, we've passed it, and you were looking the other way. It was a cowboy. At least he looked just like the pictures. And he was waving at the train."

Betty Gordon, breakfasting in the dining car of the Western Limited, smiled happily at Bob Henderson, seated on the opposite side of the table. This was her first long train trip, and she meant to enjoy every angle of it.

"I wonder what kind of cowboy you'd make, Bob?" Betty speculated, studying the frank, boyish face of her companion. "You'd have to be taller, I think."

"But not much thinner," observed Bob cheerfully. "Skinny cowboys are always in demand, Betty. They do more work. Well, what do you know about that!" He broke off his speech abruptly and stared at the table directly behind Betty.

Betty paid little attention to his silence. She was busy with her own thoughts, and now, pouring golden cream into her coffee, voiced one of them.

"I'm glad we're going to Oklahoma," she announced. "I think it is heaps more fun to stop before you get to the other side of the continent... Continue reading book >>




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