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The Corner House Girls on a Tour Where they went, what they saw, and what they found   By:

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[Illustration: The six foot rattler had coiled to strike again.]

THE CORNER HOUSE GIRLS ON A TOUR

WHERE THEY WENT WHAT THEY SAW AND WHAT THEY FOUND

BY GRACE BROOKS HILL

Author of “The Corner House Girls,” “The Corner House Girls Under Canvas,” Etc.

ILLUSTRATED BY R. EMMETT OWEN

PUBLISHERS BARSE & CO. NEW YORK, N. Y. NEWARK, N. J.

Copyright, 1917

By

BARSE & CO.

Corner House Girls on a Tour

Printed in the United States of America

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I A Red Letter Day Indeed 9 II What Mrs. Heard Heard 22 III What Mrs. Heard Told 34 IV Saleratus Joe 43 V Dot’s Awful Adventure 53 VI The Big Tour Is Planned 64 VII What Sammy Did 72 VIII Reforming a “Pirate” 86 IX A Wayside Bivouac 91 X The Passing Automobile 99 XI An Adventure Begins 110 XII Seeking 121 XIII The Green and Orange Petticoat 132 XIV With the Romany Folk 143 XV Another Clue 151 XVI Searching the Barn 161 XVII One Thing After Another 171 XVIII A Very Annoying Situation 179 XIX The Tin Badge of the Law 188 XX Excitement 197 XXI The Unexpected Happens 209 XXII Sammy Investigates 222 XXIII Roughing It 230 XXIV Something Really Exciting 240 XXV Welcome Home 248

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The six foot rattler had coiled to strike again Frontispiece

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From the apex of these when they were set up, the kettle was hung 93

“You leetle ’Merican girls come wit’ me” 144

“Oh, do help Sammy!” begged Tess, with clasped hands 214

THE CORNER HOUSE GIRLS ON A TOUR

CHAPTER I—A RED LETTER DAY INDEED

There was a deal of bustle and a twittering like an eager flock of sparrows in the big kitchen of the old Corner House, which stood facing Main Street in Milton, but with its long side and rear yard and garden running far back on Willow Street.

The four Kenway girls had the room all to themselves at this early hour on Saturday morning, for Mrs. MacCall and Aunt Sarah Maltby had not yet come downstairs, while Linda, the maid, had deserted the kitchen and pantry altogether for the time being.

Ruth, the eldest and most sedate of the sisters, was filling sandwiches at the dresser—and such a variety as there was of them!

Chicken, with mayonnaise and a lettuce leaf; pink ham cut thin and decorated with little golden dabs of mustard; peanut butter sandwiches; nut and cheese sandwiches, the filling nestling in a salad leaf, too; tuna fish, with narrow slices of red, red Spanish peppers decorating it; and of course sardines, carefully split and laid between soda crackers... Continue reading book >>




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