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Miss Million's Maid A Romance of Love and Fortune by Bertha Ruck

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MISS MILLION'S MAID

[Illustration: " Why, she's going to ask me down there, too, to one of her week end parties! "]

Miss Million's Maid

A Romance of Love and Fortune

By BERTA RUCK (Mrs. Oliver Onions)

AUTHOR OF

"His Official Fiancee," "In Another Girl's Shoes," "The Girls At His Billet," Etc.

[Illustration]

With Frontispiece By E. C. CASWELL

A. L. BURT COMPANY Publishers New York

Published by arrangement with DODD, MEAD & COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1915, BY DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I THE YOUNG MAN NEXT DOOR . . . . . . 1

II TWO GIRLS IN A KITCHEN . . . . . . 10

III A BOLT FROM THE BLUE . . . . . . . 17

IV THE LAWYER'S DILEMMA . . . . . . . 26

V MILLION LEAVES HER PLACE . . . . . . 31

VI ANOTHER RUMPUS! . . . . . . . . 36

VII MY DEPARTURE . . . . . . . . . 44

VIII I BECOME MILLION'S MAID . . . . . . 53

IX WE MOVE INTO NEW QUARTERS . . . . . . 60

X AN ORGY OF SHOPPING! . . . . . . . 67

XI AN OLD FRIEND OF THE FAMILY . . . . . 72

XII THE DAY OF THE PARTY . . . . . . . 82

XIII MY FIRST "AFTERNOON OUT" . . . . . . 96

XIV CREAM AND COMPLIMENTS . . . . . . 105

XV A DIFFERENT KIND OF PARTY . . . . . . 118

XVI A WORD OF WARNING . . . . . . . . 129

XVII REVELRY BY NIGHT . . . . . . . . 141

XVIII MY FIRST PROPOSAL . . . . . . . . 150

XIX WAITING FOR THE REVELLER . . . . . . 156

XX WHERE IS SHE? . . . . . . . . . 168

XXI AN UNEXPECTED INVASION . . . . . . . 180

XXII HER COUSIN TO THE RESCUE . . . . . . 191

XXIII I START ON THE QUEST . . . . . . . 206

XXIV WE SEEK THE "REFUGE" . . . . . . . 220

XXV FOUND! . . . . . . . . . . 231

XXVI MISS MILLION IN LOVE . . . . . . . 241

XXVII AN UNUSUAL SORT OF BEGGAR . . . . . . 255

XXVIII THE CROWDED HOLIDAY . . . . . . . 273

XXIX LOCKED UP! . . . . . . . . . 307

XXX OUT ON BAIL . . . . . . . . . 319

XXXI MILLION BUCKS UP . . . . . . . . 344

XXXII WALES FOREVER! . . . . . . . . 354

XXXIII MISS MILLION HAS AN IDEA! . . . . . . 372

XXXIV THE FORTUNES OF WAR . . . . . . . 384

CHAPTER I

THE YOUNG MAN NEXT DOOR

MY story begins with an incident that is bound to happen some time in any household that boasts or perhaps deplores a high spirited girl of twenty three in it.

It begins with "a row" about a young man.

My story begins, too, where the first woman's story began in a garden.

It was the back garden of our red roofed villa in that suburban street, Laburnum Grove, Putney, S.W.

Now all those eighty five neat gardens up and down the leafy road are one exactly like the other, with the same green strip of lawn just not big enough for tennis, the same side borders gay with golden calceolaria, scarlet geranium, blue lobelia, and all the bright easy to grow London flowers... Continue reading book >>




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