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[Illustration: LAURA OVERTURNED THE FULL GLOBE, FISH AND ALL, UPON THE FLAMES! Page 28]

The Girls of Central High

OR

RIVALS FOR ALL HONORS

BY GERTRUDE W. MORRISON

Author of the Girls of Central High on Lake Luna, the Girls of Central High At Basketball, Etc.

ILLUSTRATED

NEW YORK GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS

BOOKS FOR GIRLS

BY GERTRUDE W. MORRISON

12mo. Cloth. Illustrated. Price per volume, 40 cents, postpaid.

THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH SERIES

THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH Or, Rivals for All Honors

THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON LAKE LUNA Or, The Crew That Won

THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH AT BASKETBALL Or, The Great Gymnasium Mystery

THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGE Or, The Play That Took the Prize

THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON TRACK AND FIELD Or, The Champions of the School League

GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS—NEW YORK

Copyright, 1914, BY Grosset & Dunlap

The Girls of Central High

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I A blow at the High Cost of Living 1 II Athletics—Pro and Con 11 III A Real Alarm 21 IV “Poor Bobby” 31 V Whom Do You Believe? 38 VI False Evidence 46 VII The Committee on Organization 54 VIII Laura and the Principal 62 IX “The Day of the Touch” 74 X The Joke on Hester 80 XI The Man on the Spire 86 XII The M. O. R. Initiation 95 XIII The Haunted House 104 XIV The Test 112 XV A Very Real “Ghost” Indeed 119 XVI Where Is Laura? 126 XVII The Mystery 135 XVIII On the Eve of the Contest 143 XIX Hester Fouls the Game 151 XX The Eight oared Shell 159 XXI The Finish of the Boat Race 166 XXII Staging a Thunderstorm 178 XXIII The Unveiling of Hester 186 XXIV The First Field Day 194 XXV “Mother Wit” 202

THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH

CHAPTER I—A BLOW AT THE HIGH COST OF LIVING

“Hey, Laura!”

The side window of James Belding’s jewelry store was open behind the grillwork of strong steel bars. Laura had just finished dusting the inside of the last show case in the row on that side of the wide shop, and had replaced the trays. This was Laura Belding’s usual Saturday morning task; her father would not trust Chet to do it, although the lad often waited on customers.

Just now Mr. Belding was at the front of the store, showing a tray of his most valuable rings to a customer. The shopper was a stranger to both the jeweler and his daughter, who were alone in the place; therefore Mr... Continue reading book >>




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