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[Illustration: A PARTY OF PARENTS AND FRIENDS CAME TO SEE THE CAMPERS START. Girls of Central High in Camp Page 49 ]

THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH IN CAMP

or

THE OLD PROFESSOR'S SECRET

by

GERTRUDE W. MORRISON

Author of The Girls of Central High, The Girls of Central High on Lake Luna, Etc.

ILLUSTRATED

THE SAALFIELD PUBLISHING CO.

AKRON, OHIO NEW YORK

MADE IN U. S. A.

Copyright, 1915, by

GROSSET & DUNLAP

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I. Where, Oh, Where? 1 II. Plans for the Summer 12 III. Visitors' Day 20 IV. "Lonesome Liz" 29 V. The Start 39 VI. Prettyman Sweet Makes a Friend 50 VII. The Barnacle 61 VIII. Up Rocky River 72 IX. The Camp on Acorn Island 80 X. Getting Used to It 92 XI. Liz Sees a "Ha'nt" 102 XII. The "Kleptomaniantic" Ghost 114 XIII. The Search of the Island 121 XIV. "More Fun Than a Little" 128 XV. The Barnacle Has a Nose 137 XVI. Where the Barnacle's Nose Led Him 144 XVII. A Perfectly Unsatisfactory Interview 152 XVIII. An Eventful Fishing Trip 159 XIX. The Young Man With the Gun 170 XX. Laura Keeps Her Secret 175 XXI. The Sheriff With His Dogs 182 XXII. Where Professor Dimp Comes in Big 189 XXIII. Liz on the Defensive 196 XXIV. The Barnacle Trees Something at Last 201 XXV. "Quite All Right" 207

THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH IN CAMP

CHAPTER I

WHERE, OH, WHERE?

Field day was past and gone and the senior class of Central High, Centerport's largest and most popular school, was thinking of little but white dresses, bouquets, and blue ribboned diplomas.

The group of juniors, however, who had made the school's athletic record for the year in the Girls' Branch Athletic League, had other matters to discuss and in their opinion they were matters of much greater moment.

"Boiled down," stated Bobby Hargrew, "to its last common divisor, it is 'Where, oh, where shall we spend our vacation?'"

They had decided some weeks before Bobby herself, Laura Belding, Jess Morse, the Lockwood twins and Dr. Agnew's daughter, Nellie that a portion at least of the long summer vacation should be spent in camp. The mooted question was, where?

"No seashore resort," Nellie said, with more decision than she usually displayed, for Nellie was of a timid and peaceful disposition.

"No," agreed Laura Belding. "We'll eschew the three S's 'sun, sand, and 'skeeter bites.' That is the slogan of the seashore resort. Besides, it costs too much to get there."

"That's an important item to take into consideration, girls, if I'm to go," said Jess Morse.

"I thought you were a millionairess?" laughed Bobby. "Where are the royalties from your play?"

"Those won't begin till the producer puts the play on next season," returned Jess, who had been fortunate in writing a play for amateur production good enough to interest a professional theatrical manager.

"Well, we've got to have you , Jess," said Bobby (otherwise Clara) Hargrew. "For we're depending upon your mother to play chaperon for the crowd, wherever we go."

"Let's find a quiet spot, then," said Jess, eagerly... Continue reading book >>




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