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

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[Illustration: "Oh, Miss Molly, let's stay in the 'beechwood period' forever." Page 113.]

MOLLY BROWN'S POST GRADUATE DAYS

BY

NELL SPEED

AUTHOR OF "MOLLY BROWN'S FRESHMAN DAYS," "MOLLY BROWN'S SOPHOMORE DAYS," "MOLLY BROWN'S JUNIOR DAYS," "MOLLY BROWN'S SENIOR DAYS," ETC., ETC.

WITH FOUR HALF TONE ILLUSTRATIONS BY CHARLES L. WRENN

NEW YORK

HURST & COMPANY

PUBLISHERS

Copyright, 1914

BY

HURST & COMPANY

CONTENTS

BOOK I. I. The Arrival 5 II. My Old Kentucky Home 22 III. Wedding Preparations and Confidences 36 IV. Burglars 51 V. The Wedding 62 VI. Buttermilk Tact 77 VII. Pictures on Memory's Wall 100 VIII. All Kinds of Weather 114 IX. Jimmy 143 X. Aunt Clay Makes a Mistake 154

BOOK II. I. Wellington Again 170 II. Levity in the Leaven 189 III. History Repeats Itself 208 IV. A Barrel from Home 223 V. Dodo's Surprise Party 241 VI. More Surprises 261 VII. Dreams and Realities 269 VIII. The Old Queen's Crowd 288

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"Oh, Miss Molly, let's stay in the 'beechwood period' forever" Frontispiece

"Hello, girls," exclaimed Kent, hugging Molly, on one side, and shaking hands with Judy, on the other 10

"Read me the poem yourself. Would you mind?" 218

The two Kentucky girls made a wonderfully charming picture 252

MOLLY BROWN'S POST GRADUATE DAYS.

BOOK I.

CHAPTER I. THE ARRIVAL.

"Oh, Judy, almost home! I wonder who will meet us," cried Molly Brown. "I feel in my bones that you and my family will be as good friends as you and I have always been. You are sure to get on well with the boys."

Judy responded with a hug, thinking, with a happy twinkle in her large, gray eyes, that, if by any chance the rest of the Brown boys could be as attractive as Molly's brother, Kent, and should find her as fascinating as Kent had seemed to, when she met him in the spring before the college pageant, she bade fair to have an exciting visit in Kentucky.

Molly Brown and Julia Kean (Judy for short), after four busy years of college life, had just graduated at Wellington, and were on their way to Molly's home in Kentucky, where Judy was to pay a long visit. As Molly had been looking forward to the time when she could have some of her college chums know her numerous and beloved family, she was very happy at the prospect. Judy, who was ever ready for an adventure, was bubbling over with anticipation.

The girls sat gazing out on the beautiful rolling fields of blue grass and tasseling corn, which Molly knowingly remarked promised an excellent crop. Molly's blue eyes were misty when she thought of dear old Wellington College, the four years of hard work and play, and the many friends she had made and left, some of them, perhaps, never to see again. Her mind dwelt a long time on Professor Green, the delightful old, young man, who had opened up a new world to her in literature; who had been so very kind to her through the whole college course, often coming to her rescue when in difficulties, and always sympathizing with her when she most needed sympathy; and who had, finally, proved to be her real benefactor, when she discovered that he was the purchaser of those acres of perfectly good orchard that had to be sold to keep Molly at college... Continue reading book >>




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