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Marjorie at Seacote   By: (1862-1942)

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MARJORIE AT SEACOTE

by

CAROLYN WELLS

Author of the "Patty" Books

[Illustration: "MOST LIEGE MAJESTY," BEGAN KING, BOWING SO LOW THAT HIS SHOULDER CAPE FELL OFF. ( page 60 )]

Grosset & Dunlap Publishers New York Copyright, 1912, by Dodd, Mead and Company

BY THE SAME AUTHOR

PATTY SERIES

PATTY FAIRFIELD PATTY AT HOME PATTY IN THE CITY PATTY'S SUMMER DAYS PATTY IN PARIS PATTY'S FRIENDS PATTY'S PLEASURE TRIP PATTY'S SUCCESS PATTY'S MOTOR CAR

MARJORIE SERIES

MARJORIE'S VACATION MARJORIE'S BUSY DAYS MARJORIE'S NEW FRIEND MARJORIE IN COMMAND MARJORIE'S MAYTIME

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I KITTY'S DINNER 1

II TOM, DICK, AND HARRY 16

III THE SAND CLUB 30

IV SAND COURT 44

V "THE JOLLY SANDBOY" 58

VI TWO WELCOME GUESTS 72

VII THE GLORIOUS FOURTH 86

VIII A REVELATION 101

IX THE SEARCH 115

X JESSICA BROWN 129

XI THE REUNION 144

XII A LETTER OF THANKS 158

XIII THIRTEEN! 174

XIV QUEEN HESTER 189

XV A MOTOR RIDE 204

XVI RED GERANIUMS 218

XVII WHAT HESTER DID 232

XVIII A FINE GAME 247

XIX MORE FUN 263

XX A CELEBRATION 275

MARJORIE AT SEACOTE

CHAPTER I

KITTY'S DINNER

"Kitty Cat Kitty is going away, Going to Grandma's, all summer to stay. And so all the Maynards will weep and will bawl, Till Kitty Cat Kitty comes home in the fall."

This affecting ditty was being sung with great gusto by King and Marjorie, while Kitty, her mood divided between smiles and tears, was quietly appreciative.

The very next day, Kitty was to start for Morristown, to spend the summer with Grandma Sherwood, and to night the "Farewell Feast" was to be celebrated.

Every year one of the Maynard children spent the summer months with their grandmother, and this year it was Kitty's turn. The visit was always a pleasant one, and greatly enjoyed by the small visitor, but there was always a wrench at parting, for the Maynard family were affectionate and deeply devoted to one another.

The night before the departure was always celebrated by a festival of farewell, and at this feast tokens were presented, and speeches made, and songs sung, all of which went far to dispel sad or gloomy feelings.

The Maynards were fond of singing. They were willing to sing "ready made" songs, and often did, but they liked better to make up songs of their own, sometimes using familiar tunes and sometimes inventing an air as they went along. Even if not quite in keeping with the rules for classic music, these airs were pleasing in their own ears, and that was all that was necessary.

So, when King and Midget composed the touching lines which head this chapter and sang them to the tune of "The Campbells are Coming," they were so pleased that they repeated them many times.

This served to pass pleasantly the half hour that must yet elapse before dinner would be announced.

"Well, Kit," remarked Kingdon, in a breathing pause between songs, "we'll miss you lots, o' course, but you'll have a gay old time at Grandma's. That Molly Moss is a whole team in herself."

"She's heaps of fun, Kitsie," said Marjorie, "but she's chock a block full of mischief. But you won't tumble head over heels into all her mischiefs, like I did! 'Member how I sprained my ankle, sliding down the barn roof with her?"

"No, of course I wouldn't do anything like that," agreed the sedate Kitty. "But we'll have lots of fun with that tree house; I'm going to sit up there and read, on pleasant days."

"H'm, lucky, you know what, King!"

"H'm, yes! Keep still, Mops... Continue reading book >>




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