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The Girl From His Town   By: (1867-1936)

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THE GIRL FROM HIS TOWN

By MARIE VAN VORST

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY F. GRAHAM COOTES

INDIANAPOLIS THE BOBBS MERRILL COMPANY PUBLISHERS

COPYRIGHT 1910 The Bobbs Merrill Company

PRESS OF BRAUNWORTH & CO. BOOKBINDERS AND PRINTERS BROOKLYN, N. Y.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I Dan Blair 1 II The Duchess Approves 21 III The Blairtown Soloist 28 IV In The Coral Room 31 V At The Carlton 47 VI Galorey Seeks Advice 55 VII At The Stage Entrance 70 VIII Dan's Simplicity 76 IX Disappointment 85 X The Boy From My Town 94 XI Ruggles Gives a Dinner 109 XII The Green Knight 128 XIII The Face of Letty Lane 135 XIV From India's Coral Strands 155 XV Galorey Gives Advice 174 XVI The Musicale Program 187 XVII Letty Lane Sings 199 XVIII A Woman's Way 207 XIX Dan Awakes 214 XX A Hand Clasp 225 XXI Ruggles Returns 231 XXII What Will You Take? 234 XXIII In the Sunset Glow 242 XXIV Ruggles' Offer 250 XXV Letty Lane Runs Away 268 XXVI White and Coral 274 XXVII At Maxim's 290 XXVIII Such Stuff as Dreams 299 XXIX The Picture of It All 304 XXX Sodawater Fountain Girl 309 XXXI In Reality 315 XXXII The Prince Accepts 319 XXXIII The Things Above Ground 322

THE GIRL FROM HIS TOWN

CHAPTER I DAN BLAIR

The fact that much he said, because of his unconscionable slang, was incomprehensible did not take from the charm of his conversation as far as the Duchess of Breakwater was concerned. The brightness of his expression, his quick, clear look upon them, his beautiful young smile, his not too frequent laugh, his "new gayness," as the duchess called his high spirits, his supernal youth, his difference , credited him with what nine tenths of the human race lack charm.

His tone was not too crudely western; neither did he suggest the ultra East with which they were familiar. American women went down well enough with them, but American men were unpopular, and when the visitor arrived, Lady Galorey did not even announce him to the party gathered for "the first shoot."

The others were in the armory when the ninth gun, a young chap, six feet of him, blond as the wheat, cleanly set up and very good to look at, came in with Lily, Duchess of Breakwater. Lady Galorey, his hostess, greeted them.

"Oh, here you are, are you? Lord Mersey, Sir John Fairthrope." She mumbled the rest of the names of her companions as though she did not want them understood, then waved toward the young chap, calling him Mr... Continue reading book >>




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