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Caps and Capers A Story of Boarding-School Life   By: (1861-)

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[Illustration: Frontispiece Caps and Capers . "NOW, GIRLS, COME ON! LET'S EAT OUR CREAM." See p. 92.]

CAPS and CAPERS A Story of Boarding School Life


Author of "Pretty Polly Perkins," "Denise and Ned Toodles," "By Love's Sweet Rule," "The Colburn Prize," etc., etc.

With illustrations by C. M. Relyea


Copyright, 1901, by Henry Altemus

To the dear girls of "Dwight School," who, by their sweet friendship, have unconsciously helped to make this winter one of the happiest she has ever known, this little story is most affectionately inscribed by the AUTHOR.


CHAPTER PAGE I. Which Shall It Be? 13 II. "A Touch Can Make or a Touch Can Mar" 21 III. "A Feeling of Sadness and Longing" 29 IV. New Experiences 41 V. Two Sides of a Question 53 VI. Dull and Prosy 63 VII. The P. U. L. 71 VIII. Caps and Capers 81 IX. A Modern Diogenes 89 X. "They Could Never Deceive Me" 97 XI. "La Somnambula" 107 XII. "Have You Not Been Deceived This Time?" 119 XIII. English as She is Spelled 127 XIV. "Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells" 135 XV. "Pride Goeth Before a Fall" 143 XVI. Letters 153 XVII. "Haf Anybody Seen My Umbrel?" 161 XVIII. The Little Hinge 169 XIX. "Fatal or Fated are Moments" 179 XX. "Now Tread We a Measure." 187 XXI. Conspirators 197 XXII. "We've Got 'em! We've Got 'em!" 205 XXIII. A Camera's Capers. 213 XXIV. Whispers 225 XXV. "What Are You Doing Up this Time of Night?" 233 XXVI. "Love (and Schoolgirls) Laugh at Locksmiths" 243 XXVII. Ariadne's Clue 253 XXVIII. "When Buds And Blossoms Burst" 261 XXIX. Commencement 271 XXX. "O Fortunate, O Happy Day" 279


PAGE "Now, girls, come on! let's eat our cream." Frontispiece "You could have popped me over from ambush." 37 "Do you wish to join the P. U. L.?" 71 "Go, tell Mrs. Stone she isn't up to snuff." 109 "Sthick to yer horses, Moik." 141 "Let us begin a brand new leaf to day." 165 "I feel so sort of grown up and grand." 181 "An' have ye been in there all this time?" 207 "Away went Marie, vanishing bit by bit." 231 "Her hand resting lightly on the arm of her friend." 267



"And now that I have them, how am I to decide? That is the question?"

The speaker was a fine looking man about thirty five years of age, seated before a large writing table in a handsomely appointed library... Continue reading book >>

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