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A Fortunate Term   By: (1868-1947)

A Fortunate Term by Angela Brazil

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A FORTUNATE TERM

By ANGELA BRAZIL

"Angela Brazil has proved her undoubted talent for writing a story of schoolgirls for other schoolgirls to read." Bookman.

Loyal to the School. A Fortunate Term. A Popular Schoolgirl. The Princess of the School. A Harum Scarum Schoolgirl. The Head Girl at the Gables. A Patriotic Schoolgirl. For the School Colours. The Madcap of the School. The Luckiest Girl in the School. The Jolliest Term on Record. The Girls of St. Cyprian's. The Youngest Girl in the Fifth. The New Girl at St. Chad's. For the Sake of the School. The School by the Sea. The Leader of the Lower School. A Pair of Schoolgirls. A Fourth Form Friendship. The Manor House School. The Nicest Girl in the School. The Third Class at Miss Kaye's. The Fortunes of Philippa.

LONDON: BLACKIE & SON, LTD., 50 OLD BAILEY, E.C.

[Illustration: SHE FOUND TOM IN THE GREENHOUSE Page 44 ]

A FORTUNATE TERM

by

ANGELA BRAZIL

Illustrated by Treyer Evans

Blackie and Son Limited London Glasgow And Bombay

Contents

CHAP. Page

I. MAVIS AND MERLE 9

II. "THE MOORINGS" 22

III. THE SCHOOL FAVOURITE 34

IV. RED DEVON BY THE SEA 48

V. FAIR MAIDS OF FEBRUARY 61

VI. A CHILD OF MISFORTUNE 75

VII. THE INNOVATORS 86

VIII. THE WARREN 103

IX. A QUESTION OF HONOUR 117

X. AMONG THE BOARDERS 127

XI. ROUND THE FIRE 141

XII. PIXIE LED 152

XIII. BLACKTHORN BOWER 167

XIV. NICKY NAN NIGHT 181

XV. THE SQUATTERS 193

XVI. TROTMAN'S CIRCUS 209

XVII. THE SICK CLOWN 223

XVIII. GREEK MEETS GREEK 240

XIX. AT HALF MAST 255

XX. A CONFESSION 266

XXI. THE FLORAL FESTIVAL 278

Illustrations

Facing Page

SHE FOUND TOM IN THE GREENHOUSE Frontispiece

BOTH MAVIS AND MERLE LET THEMSELVES GO 88

IT CERTAINLY WAS A MOST ALARMING SPECTACLE 136

"HERE WE ARE AT CROSS NUMBER TWO" 160

"YOU KNOW CHAGMOUTH?" HE WHISPERED 232

SHE REACHED DOWN INTO SOME DARK RECEPTACLE AND DREW UP A BROWN PAPER PARCEL 272

A FORTUNATE TERM

CHAPTER I

Mavis and Merle

There had never been a week of worse weather, even for Whinburn, and that was saying something! Mavis, sitting up in bed with a dressing jacket and two shawls round her and three comfortable pillows tucked at her back, could just see out of the window if she craned her neck a little. The prospect which greeted her was anything but pleasing a wilderness of roofs covered with dirty snow, and a row of factory chimneys belching forth grimy smoke against a leaden sky. From the street came the noise of tram cars and tramping feet; a motor lorry, thundering by, shook the house like an earthquake. Mavis, in the blessed lull between two storms of coughing, turned her eyes resolutely from the forlorn view of the outside world to the cheery interior of the bedroom, with its glowing fire, its bookcase full of attractive volumes, and its walls so covered with framed prints, photos, and picture postcards that there hardly seemed a vacant inch of space left. Directly facing her, and in the place of honour, was a water colour representing a landscape with a peep of the sea beyond. The trees in the painting were bare, but the undergrowth was green, and a patch of gorse blazed in the foreground, a rift of light from the sky gleamed on the waters of a stream, and the figure of a little girl was stooping to gather ferns... Continue reading book >>




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