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The Chauffeur and the Chaperon   By: (1869-1933)

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THE CHAUFFEUR AND THE CHAPERON

OTHER BOOKS BY C. N. AND A. M. WILLIAMSON

My Friend the Chauffeur , Lady Betty Across the Water , Rosemary in Search of a Father , Princess Virginia , The Car of Destiny , The Princess Passes , The Lightning Conductor

THE CHAUFFEUR AND THE CHAPERON

BY

C. N. and A. M. Williamson

ILLUSTRATIONS BY KARL ANDERSON

NEW YORK

THE McCLURE COMPANY

MCMVIII

Copyright, 1907, 1908, by The McClure Company

Copyright, 1906, by C. N. and A. M. Williamson

TO

MR. G. VAN DER POT

PRESIDENT OF THE ROTTERDAM SAILING AND ROWING CLUB WHOSE KIND AND NEVER FAILING HELP ADDED TENFOLD TO THE PLEASURES OF OUR VOYAGE THROUGH DELIGHTFUL DUTCH WATERWAYS WE DEDICATE

THE STORY OF THE TOUR

CONTENTS

NELL VAN BUREN'S POINT OF VIEW

CHAPTER PAGE

I. 3

II. 12

III. 23

IV. 36

V. 45

VI. 63

VII. 72

RUDOLPH BREDERODE'S POINT OF VIEW

VIII. 87

IX. 108

X. 118

XI. 134

XII. 147

XIII. 160

XIV. 170

XV. 178

XVI. 183

XVII. 190

XVIII. 200

XIX. 208

XX. 222

PHYLLIS RIVERS' POINT OF VIEW

CHAPTER PAGE

XXI. 235

XXII. 243

XXIII. 260

XXIV. 270

XXV. 279

XXVI. 284

RONALD LESTER STARR'S POINT OF VIEW

XXVII. 301

XXVIII. 314

XXIX. 328

XXX. 339

XXXI. 348

XXXII. 353

XXXIII. 365

XXXIV. 369

XXXV. 384

XXXVI. 389

XXXVII. 402

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Facing She absentmindedly dropped in three, while Page talking to Starr . . . . 168

We were called upon to part with almost all the gulden. . . . . . 20

"You need have no hesitation in giving the boat to me" . . . . . 24

We both exclaimed, "Oh, are you here?". . 42

There was a sudden stir in the garden . . 96

"It's black magic," said Aunt Fay . . 154

We stopped at Haarlem only long enough to do reverence to Franz Hals . . . 168

A couple of great yellow dogs, drawing a cart, swore canine oaths against the car . 196

Starr induced them to stand for him, though they were reluctant and self conscious 216

I was glad to stoop down and pat Tibe . . 240

Solemn men inspecting burning globes, and bargaining with their possessors . 254

She looked, for all the world, like a beautiful Frisian girl . . . . . 288

It was Phyllis who shone at Liliendaal . 320

"Well have I pleased you?" Freule Menela asked at last . . . . . 344

It was a ring for a lover to offer to his lady 352

At his present rate he would reach us in about two minutes . . . . . 388

THE CHAUFFEUR AND THE CHAPERON

NELL VAN BUREN'S POINT OF VIEW

I

Sometimes I think that having a bath is the nicest part of the day, especially if you take too long over it, when you ought to be hurrying.

Phyllis and I (Phil is my stepsister, though she is the most English creature alive) have no proper bath room in our flat. What can you expect for forty pounds a year, even at Clapham? But we have a fitted up arrangement in the box room, and it has never exploded yet... Continue reading book >>




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