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The Girl in the Mirror   By: (1867-1947)

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THE GIRL IN THE MIRROR

by

ELIZABETH JORDAN

Author of "The Wings of Youth," "May Iverson Her Book," "Lovers' Knots," etc.

Illustrated by Paul Meylan

[Illustration: "Well, Princess," he said at last, still trying to speak lightly]

[Illustration]

New York The Century Co. 1919

Copyright, 1919, by The Century Co.

Copyright, 1919, by Today's Housewife

Published, October, 1919

TO

MRS. HENRY FERRE CUTLER

WITH HAPPY MEMORIES OF FLORENCE

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I BARBARA'S WEDDING 3

II RODNEY LOSES A BATTLE 26

III LAURIE MEETS MISS MAYO 47

IV A PAIR OF GRAY EYES 66

V MR. HERBERT RANSOME SHAW 90

VI LAURIE SOLVES A PROBLEM 99

VII GRIGGS GETS AN ORDER 112

VIII SAMUEL PLAYS A NEW GAME 124

IX AN INVITATION 138

X THE LAIR OF SHAW 151

XI A BIT OF BRIGHT RIBBON 162

XII DORIS TAKES A JOURNEY 180

XIII THE HOUSE IN THE CEDARS 196

XIV LAURIE CHECKS A REVELATION 216

XV MR. SHAW DECIDES TO TALK 240

XVI BURKE MAKES A PROMISE 258

XVII LAURIE MAKES A CONFESSION 270

XVIII A LITTLE LOOK FORWARD 285

XIX "WHAT ABOUT LAURIE?" 296

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

"Well, Princess," he said at last, still trying to speak lightly Frontispiece

FACING PAGE

"You see, what we were going to do isn't done much nowadays" 64

"There is someone outside that door!" she whispered 116

"What you been doin' to yerself?" he gasped 264

THE GIRL IN THE MIRROR

THE GIRL IN THE MIRROR

CHAPTER I

BARBARA'S WEDDING

The little city of Devondale, Ohio, had shaken off for one night at least the air of aristocratic calm that normally distinguished it from the busy mill towns on its right and left. Elm Avenue, its leading residence street, usually presented at this hour only an effect of watchful trees, dark shrubbery, shaded lamps, and remote domestic peace. Now, however, it had blossomed into a brilliant thoroughfare, full of light, color, and movement, on all of which the December stars winked down as if in intimate understanding.

Automobiles poured through the wide gates of its various homes and joined a ceaseless procession of vehicles. Pedestrians, representing every class of the city's social life, jostled one another on the sidewalks as they hurried onward, following this vanguard. Overwrought policemen barked instructions at chauffeurs and sternly reprimanded daring souls who attempted to move in a direction opposite to that the crowd was following. For the time, indeed, there seemed to be but one destination which a self respecting citizen of Devondale might properly have in mind; and already many of the elect had reached this objective and had comfortably passed through its wide doors, down its aisles, and into its cushioned pews.

The Episcopal church of St. Giles was the largest as well as the most fashionable of Devondale's houses of God, but it had its limitations. It could not hold the entire population of the town and surrounding counties... Continue reading book >>




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