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The Campfire Girls on Station Island or, The Wireless from the Steam Yacht by Margaret Penrose

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The Wireless from the Steam Yacht



New York The Goldsmith Publishing Co. Publishers

Copyright by The Goldsmith Publishing Co.

Printed in U.S.A.


CHAPTER PAGE I. "O Be Joyful" Henrietta 1 II. A Puzzling Question 9 III. A Flare Up 17 IV. Uncertainties 26 V. Into Trouble and Out 36 VI. Changed Plans 47 VII. Forecasts 56 VIII. Aboard the "Marigold" 63 IX. Gossip Out of the Ether 70 X. Island Adventures 77 XI. Trouble 84 XII. A Double Race 91 XIII. More Than One Adventure 98 XIV. Something New in Radio 107 XV. Henrietta in Disgrace 114 XVI. "Radio Control" 122 XVII. The Tempest 132 XVIII. From One Thing to Another 139 XIX. Bound Out 147 XX. Something Serious 156 XXI. Work for All 166 XXII. A Radio Call That Failed 172 XXIII. Only Hope 180 XXIV. The Mysterious Message 189 XXV. Saved by Radio 196



Jessie Norwood, gaily excited, came bounding into her sitting room waving a slit envelope over her sunny head, her face alight. She wore a pretty silk slip on, a sports skirt, and silk hose and oxfords that her chum, Amy Drew, pronounced "the very swellest of the swell."

Beside Amy in the sitting room was Nell Stanley, busy with sewing in her lap. The two visitors looked up in some surprise at Jessie's boisterous entrance, for usually she was the demurest of creatures.

"What's happened to the family now, Jess?" asked Amy, tossing back her hair. "Who has written you a billet doux?"

"Nobody has written to me," confessed Jessie. "But just think, girls! Here is another five dollars by mail for the hospital fund."

Jessie had been acting as her mother's secretary of late, and Mrs. Norwood was at the head of the committee that had in charge the raising of the foundation fund for the New Melford Women's and Children's Hospital.

"That radio concert panned out wonderfully," Amy said. "If I'd done it all myself it could have been no better," and she grinned elfishly.

"We did a lot to help," said Nell seriously. "And I think it was just wonderful, our singing into the broadcasting horns."

"This five dollars," said Jessie, soberly, "was contributed by girls who earned the money themselves for the hospital. That is why I am saving the envelope and letter. I am going to write them and congratulate them for mother, when I get time."

"Never was such a success as that radio concert," Amy said proudly. "I have received no public resolution of thanks for suggesting it "

"I am not sure that you suggested it any more than the rest of us," laughed Jessie.

"I like that!"

"I feel that I had a share in it. The Reverend says it was the most successful money raising affair he ever had anything to do with," laughed Nell. "And he, as a minister, has had a broad experience." The motherless Nell Stanley, young as she was, was the very efficient head of the household in the parsonage. She always spoke affectionately of her father as "the Reverend."

"Yes. It is a week now, and the money continues to come in," Jessie agreed. "But now that the excitement is over "

"We should look for more excitement," said Amy promptly... Continue reading book >>

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