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Little Lost Sister   By: (1886-)

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Little Lost Sister

"It isn't always the costume of women of fashion ... or the blazing resplendent show window that tempts Little Lost Sisters. It is more often just the human need for love and shelter ... the lack of a friendly handclasp that shall lighten tomorrow's labor ... the sympathy and understanding that breeds hope"

LITTLE LOST SISTER

By VIRGINIA BROOKS

Author of "MY BATTLES WITH VICE"

New York THE MACAULAY COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1914,

By F. A. P. GAZZOLO AND R. E. RICKSEN,

All Rights Reserved

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

Prologue 13

I At the Button Mill 17

II Seeing Millville 27

III Enter a Detective 37

IV Harvey Meets "A Dealer in Cattle" 49

V A Serpent Whispers and a Woman Listens 57

VI A Romance Dawns and a Tragedy 67

VII Harry Boland Hears from His Father 77

VIII The Death of Tom Welcome 85

IX In Which Some of Chicago's Best People Essay a Task Too Big for Them 95

X The Adventures of a Newspaper Story 115

XI A Bomb for Mr. Grogan 133

XII Bad News from Millville 145

XIII The Reader Meets Another Old Acquaintance 155

XIV In Which the Wolf is Bitten by the Lamb 165

XV The Search Begins for the Lost Sister 173

XVI John Boland Meets Mary Randall 185

XVII The Cafe Sinister 203

XVIII Lost in the Levee 219

XIX Mary Randall Goes to Live in a Wolf's Den 229

XX Druce Signs a Significant Document 241

XXI Druce Proves a True Prophet 253

XXII "The Mills of the Gods" 261

XXIII After the Tragedy 271

XXIV "The Highway of the Upright" 277

XXV The Interests Versus Mary Randall 289

XXVI Out on Bail 297

XXVII Harvey Spencer Takes up the Trail 305

XXVIII The Forces That Conquer 317

XXIX The Call of Eternity 329

XXX At the Wedding Feast 335

XXXI With the Roses of Love 345

XXXII At Mary Randall's Summer Home 353

Afterward 359

LITTLE LOST SISTER

PROLOGUE

They came up suddenly over a bit of rising ground, the mill owner and his friend the writer and student of modern industries, and stood in full view of the factory. The air was sweet with scent of apple blossoms. A song sparrow trilled in the poplar tree.

"What do you think of our factory?" asked the man of business and of success, turning his keen, aggressive face towards his companion... Continue reading book >>




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