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THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON TRACK AND FIELD

[Illustration: BOBBY WON BY A CLEAN TWO YARDS]

THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON TRACK AND FIELD

OR

THE CHAMPIONS OF THE SCHOOL LEAGUE

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, 1914 by

GROSSET & DUNLAP

Table of Contents

CHAPTER I THE GIRL ON THE STONE FENCE CHAPTER II HIDE AND SEEK CHAPTER III THE GYPSY CAMP CHAPTER IV THE GYPSY QUEEN CHAPTER V THE SITUATION LOOKS SERIOUS CHAPTER VI PRESSING HOSPITALITY CHAPTER VII THE YELLOW KERCHIEF AGAIN CHAPTER VIII THE GIRL IN THE STORM CHAPTER IX THE GYPSIES AGAIN CHAPTER X EVE'S ADVENTURE CHAPTER XI BOBBY IS INTERESTED CHAPTER XII THE RACES CHAPTER XIII WHAT MARGIT SAID CHAPTER XIV ANOTHER FLITTING CHAPTER XV ANOTHER RIVALRY ON THE FIELD CHAPTER XVI FIVE IN A TOWER CHAPTER XVII EVE TAKES A RISK CHAPTER XVIII THE CONSCIENCE OF PRETTYMAN SWEET CHAPTER XIX MARGIT AND MISS CARRINGTON MEET CHAPTER XX INTER CLASS RIVALRY CHAPTER XXI MARGIT'S MYSTERY CHAPTER XXII LOU POTTER SCORES ONE CHAPTER XXIII THE FIELD DAY CHAPTER XXIV MARGIT PAYS A DEBT CHAPTER XXV THE WINNING POINTS

CHAPTER I THE GIRL ON THE STONE FENCE

The roads were muddy, but the uplands and the winding sheep paths across them had dried out under the caressing rays of the Spring sun and, with the budding things of so many delicate shades of green, the groves and pastures all nature, indeed were garbed in loveliness.

The group of girls had toiled up the ascent to an overhanging rock on the summit of a long ridge. Below in view from this spot for some rods wound the brown ribbon of road which they had been following until the upland paths invited their feet to firmer tread.

There were seven of the girls and every one of the seven in her way was attractive. But the briskest, and most eager, and most energetic, was really the smaller a black eyed, be curled, laughing miss who seemed bubbling over with high spirits.

"Sit down do, Bobby! It makes me simply ache to see you flitting around like a robin. And I'm tired to death!" begged one girl, who had dropped in weariness on the huge, gray rock.

"How can you expect to dance half the night, Jess Morse, and then start off on a regular walking 'tower?'" demanded the girl addressed. " I didn't go to Mabel Boyd's party last night. As Gee Gee says, 'I conserved my energies.'"

"I don't believe anything ever tires you, Bobs," said the girl who sat next to Jess a vigorous, good looking maid with a very direct gaze, who was attractively gowned in a brown walking dress. "You are next door to perpetual motion."

"How'd you know who I was next door to?" laughed Clara Hargrew, whom her friends insisted on calling "Bobby" because her father, Tom Hargrew, had nicknamed her that when she was little, desiring a boy in the family when only girls had been vouchsafed to him.

"And it is a fact that that French family who have moved into the little house next us are just as lively as fleas. They could be called 'perpetual motion,' all right.

"And oh, say!" cried the lively Bobby, "we had the greatest joke the other night on Lil Pendleton. You know, she thinks she's some French scholar and she does speak high school French pretty glibly "

"How's that, young lady?" interposed the girl in brown. "Put away your hammer. Do you dare knock anything taught in Central High?"

"That's all right, Mother Wit," drawled Bobby Hargrew. "But any brand of French that one learns out of a book is bound to sound queer in the ears of the Parisian born believe me! And these Sourat people are the real thing."

"But what about Lily Pendleton?" demanded one of the two girls who were dressed exactly alike and looked so much alike that one might have been the mirrored reflection of the other... Continue reading book >>




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