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Contrary Mary   By: (-1953)

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CONTRARY MARY

by

TEMPLE BAILEY

Author of Glory of Youth

Illustrations by Charles S. Corson

[Frontispiece: She flashed a quick glance at him.]

New York Grosset & Dunlap Publishers Copyright 1914 by The Penn Publishing Company First printing, December, 1914 Second printing, February, 1915 Third printing, March, 1915 Fourth printing, March, 1915 Fifth printing, April, 1915 Sixth printing, July, 1915 Seventh printing, November, 1915

To My Sister

Contents

CHAPTER I

In Which Silken Ladies Ascend One Stairway, and a Lonely Wayfarer Ascends Another and Comes Face to Face with Old Friends.

CHAPTER II

In Which Rose Leaves and Old Slippers Speed a Happy Pair; and in Which Sweet and Twenty Speaks a New and Modern Language, and Gives a Reason for Renting a Gentleman's Library.

CHAPTER III

In Which a Lonely Wayfarer Becomes Monarch of All He Surveys; and in Which One Who Might Have Been Presented as the Hero of this Tale is Forced, Through No Fault of His Own, to Take His Chances with the Rest.

CHAPTER IV

In Which a Little Bronze Boy Grins in the Dark; and in Which Mary Forgets that There is Any One Else in the House.

CHAPTER V

In Which Roger Remembers a Face and Delilah Remembers a Voice; and in Which a Poem and a Pussy Cat Play an Important Part.

CHAPTER VI

In Which Mary Brings Christmas to the Tower Rooms, and in Which Roger Declines a Privilege for Which Porter Pleads.

CHAPTER VII

In Which Aunt Frances Speaks of Matrimony as a Fixed Institution and is Met by Flaming Arguments; and in Which a Strange Voice Sings Upon the Stairs.

CHAPTER VIII

In Which Little Lovely Leila Sees a Picture in an Unexpected Place; and in Which Perfect Faith Speaks Triumphantly Over the Telephone.

CHAPTER IX

In Which Roger Sallies Forth in the Service of a Damsel in Distress; and in Which He Meets Dragons Along the Way.

CHAPTER X

In Which a Scarlet Flower Blooms in the Garden; and in Which a Light Flares Later in the Tower.

CHAPTER XI

In Which Roger Writes a Letter; and in Which a Rose Blooms Upon the Pages of a Book.

CHAPTER XII

In Which Mary and Roger Have Their Hour; and in Which a Tea Drinking Ends in What Might Have Been a Tragedy.

CHAPTER XIII

In Which the Whole World is at Sixes and Sevens; and in Which Life is Looked Upon as a Great Adventure.

CHAPTER XIV

In Which Mary Writes from the Tower Rooms; and in Which Roger Answers from Among the Pines.

CHAPTER XV

In Which Barry and Leila Go Over the Hills and Far Away; and in Which a March Moon Becomes a Honeymoon.

CHAPTER XVI

In Which a Long Name is Bestowed Upon a Beautiful Baby; and in Which a Letter in a Long Envelope Brings Freedom to Mary.

CHAPTER XVII

In Which an Artist Finds What All His Life He Has Been Looking For; and in Which He Speaks of a Little Saint in Red.

CHAPTER XVIII

In Which Mary Writes of the Workaday World; and in Which Roger Writes of the Dreams of a Boy.

CHAPTER XIX

In Which Porter Plants an Evil Seed Which Grows and Flourishes, and in Which Ghosts Rise and Confront Mary.

CHAPTER XX

In Which Mary Faces the Winter of Her Discontent; and in Which Delilah Sees Things in a Crystal Ball.

CHAPTER XXI

In Which a Little Lady in Black Comes to Washington to Witness the Swearing in of a Gentleman and a Scholar.

CHAPTER XXII

In Which the Garden Begins to Bloom; and in Which Roger Dreamt.

CHAPTER XXIII

In Which Little Lovely Leila Looks Forward to the Month of May; and in Which Barry Rides Into a Town With Narrow Streets.

CHAPTER XXIV

In Which Roger Comes Once More to the Tower Rooms; and in Which a Duel is Fought in Modern Fashion.

CHAPTER XXV

In Which Mary Bids Farewell to the Old Life, and in Which She Finds Happiness on the High Seas.

CHAPTER XXVI

In Which a Strange Craft Anchors in a Sea of Emerald Light; and in Which Mocking Birds Sing in the Moonlight... Continue reading book >>




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