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Molly Brown's Junior Days   By: (1878-1913)

Molly Brown's Junior Days by Nell Speed

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MOLLY BROWN'S JUNIOR DAYS

by

NELL SPEED

Author of "Molly Brown's Freshman Days," "Molly Brown's Sophomore Days," etc., etc.

With Four Half Tone Illustrations by Charles L. Wrenn

New York Hurst & Company Publishers

Copyright, 1912, by Hurst & Company

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. DAUGHTERS OF WELLINGTON 5

II. MINERVA HIGGINS 18

III. IN THE CLOISTERS 32

IV. A LITERARY EVENING 44

V. VARIOUS HAPPENINGS 57

VI. "THE BEST LAID SCHEMES" 74

VII. A MIDNIGHT ADVENTURE 89

VIII. COVERING THEIR TRACKS 105

IX. THE GRAVE DIGGERS 116

X. A VISIT OF STATE 134

XI. A SWOPPING PARTY AND A MOCK TRIAL 147

XII. ALARMS AND DISCOVERIES 163

XIII. "THE MOVING FINGER WRITES" 175

XIV. AN INVITATION AND AN APOLOGY 187

XV. A CHRISTMAS GHOST STORY THAT WAS NEVER TOLD 200

XVI. MORE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS AND A COASTING PARTY OF TWO 212

XVII. THE WAYFARERS 226

XVIII. HEALING THE BLIND 246

XIX. A WARNING 259

XX. THE PARABLE OF THE SUN AND WIND 272

XXI. THE JUNIOR GAMBOL 289

ILLUSTRATIONS

Did I frighten you? I am sorry Frontispiece

PAGE They set to work to dig a small grave for Judy's slipper 129

"And she's given me a pair of silk stockings," cried Molly 213

The next thing she knew she was buried deep in a snow drift, and Judy was whizzing on alone 224

Molly Brown's Junior Days

CHAPTER I.

DAUGHTERS OF WELLINGTON.

No. 5 in the Quadrangle at Wellington College was in a condition of upheaval. Surprising things were happening there. The simultaneous arrival of six trunks, five express boxes and a piano had thrown the three orderly and not over large rooms into a state of the wildest confusion.

In the midst of this mountain of luggage and scattered boxes stood a small, lonely figure dressed in brown, gazing disconsolately about.

"I feel as if I had been cast up by an earthquake with a lot of other miscellaneous things," she remarked hopelessly.

It was Nance Oldham, back at college by an early train, and devoutly wishing she had waited for the four ten when the others were expected.

"This is too much to face alone," she continued. "If it had been at Queen's it never would have happened. Mrs. Markham wouldn't have allowed six trunks and a piano and five boxes to be piled into one room. And mine at the very bottom, too. If it wasn't a selfish act, I think I'd leave everything and go call on Mrs. McLean but, no, that wouldn't do on the first day." Nance blushed. "But Andy's there to day." She blushed again at this bold, outspoken thought. "I shall get the janitor to come up here and distribute these things," she added presently, with New England determination not even to peep at a picture of pleasure behind a granite wall of duty.

The doors of No. 5 opened on a broad, high ceiled corridor, the side walls of which were wainscoted halfway up with dark polished wood. On either side of this corridor ranged the apartments and single rooms of the Quadrangle, one row facing the campus, the other the courtyard. An occasional upholstered bench or high backed chair stood between the frequent doors and gave a home like touch to the long gallery... Continue reading book >>




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