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[Illustration: She truly did well in this performance. (Page 252) Frontispiece ]

THE CORNER HOUSE GIRLS IN A PLAY

HOW THEY REHEARSED HOW THEY ACTED AND WHAT THE PLAY BROUGHT IN

BY GRACE BROOKS HILL AUTHOR OF "THE CORNER HOUSE GIRLS," "THE CORNER HOUSE GIRLS AT SCHOOL," ETC.

ILLUSTRATED BY R. EMMETT OWEN

NEW YORK BARSE & HOPKINS PUBLISHERS

BOOKS FOR GIRLS

The Corner House Girls Series By Grace Brooks Hill

12mo. Cloth. Illustrated. Price per volume, 75 cents, postpaid.

THE CORNER HOUSE GIRLS THE CORNER HOUSE GIRLS AT SCHOOL THE CORNER HOUSE GIRLS UNDER CANVAS THE CORNER HOUSE GIRLS IN A PLAY THE CORNER HOUSE GIRLS' ODD FIND THE CORNER HOUSE GIRLS ON A TOUR

( Other volumes in preparation )

BARSE & HOPKINS

PUBLISHERS NEW YORK

Copyright, 1916, by Barse & Hopkins

The Corner House Girls in a Play

VAIL BALLOU COMPANY BINGHAMTON AND NEW YORK

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I THE SOVEREIGNS OF ENGLAND 9

II THE LADY IN THE GRAY CLOAK 18

III BILLY BUMPS' BANQUET 27

IV THE BASKET BALL TEAM IN TROUBLE 42

V THE STONE IN THE POOL 57

VI JUST OUT OF REACH 66

VII THE CORE OF THE APPLE 75

VIII LYCURGUS BILLET'S EAGLE BAIT 84

IX BOB BUCKHAM TAKES A HAND 101

X SOMETHING ABOUT OLD TIMES 112

XI THE STRAWBERRY MARK 122

XII TEA WITH MRS. ELAND 134

XIII NEALE SUFFERS A SHORTENING PROCESS 145

XIV THE FIRST REHEARSAL 156

XV THE HALLOWE'EN PARTY 167

XVI THE FIVE DOLLAR GOLD PIECE 175

XVII THE MYSTERIOUS LETTER 184

XVIII MISS PEPPERILL AND THE GRAY LADY 193

XIX A THANKSGIVING SKATING PARTY 198

XX NEALE'S ENDLESS CHAIN 206

XXI THE CORNER HOUSE THANKSGIVING 212

XXII CLOUDS AND SUNSHINE 217

XXIII SWIFTWING, THE HUMMINGBIRD 228

XXIV THE FINAL REHEARSAL 240

XXV A GREAT SUCCESS 247

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She truly did well in this performance Frontispiece

At the moment the eagle dropped with spread talons, the big dog leaped 103

They saw two huge pumpkin lanterns grinning a welcome from the gateposts 173

The scaffolding pulled apart slowly, falling forward through the drop 238

THE CORNER HOUSE GIRLS IN A PLAY

CHAPTER I

THE SOVEREIGNS OF ENGLAND

"I never can learn them in the wide, wide world! I just know I never can, Dot!"

"Dear me! I'm dreadfully sorry for you, Tess," responded Dorothy Kenway only nobody ever called her by her full name, for she really was too small to achieve the dignity of anything longer than "Dot."

"I'm dreadfully sorry for you, Tess," she repeated, hugging the Alice doll a little closer and wrapping the lace "throw" carefully about the shoulders of her favorite child. The Alice doll had never enjoyed robust health since her awful experience of more than a year before, when she had been buried alive... Continue reading book >>




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