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THE MOTOR GIRLS ON THE COAST Or The Waif From the Sea

BY MARGARET PENROSE

The GOLDSMITH Publishing Co. Cleveland Ohio

Made in U.S.A.

Copyright, 1913, by

Cupples & Leon Company

CONTENTS

Chapter Page I. A FLASH OF FIRE 1 II. THE STRANGE WOMAN 13 III. A STRANGE STORY 29 IV. ON THE ROAD 41 V. A FLOCK OF SHEEP 52 VI. JACK IS LOST 59 VII. WORRIES 68 VIII. THE GIRL 75 IX. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 85 X. REUNITED 90 XI. THE GIRLS RETALIATE 97 XII. AT THE COVE 106 XIII. THE LIGHTHOUSE MAID 113 XIV. SETTLING DOWN 122 XV. LAUNCHING THE "PET" 130 XVI. SUSPICIONS STRENGTHENED 138 XVII. THE LIGHT KEEPER'S STORY 145 XVIII. BELLE SWIMS 154 XIX. GATHERING CLOUDS 158 XX. THE STORM 166 XXI. THE WRECK 172 XXII. THE RESCUE 179 XXIII. THE FLOATING SPARS 187 XXIV. SAFE ASHORE 194 XXV. A SURPRISE 199 XXVI. THE STORY OF NANCY FORD 206 XXVII. A BOLD ATTEMPT 216 XXVIII. A STRANGE MESSAGE 224 XXIX. AT THE SHARK'S TOOTH 231 XXX. HAPPY DAYS 237

THE MOTOR GIRLS ON THE COAST

CHAPTER I

A FLASH OF FIRE

Filled was the room with boys and girls yes, literally filled; for they moved about so from chair to chair, from divan to sofa, from one side of the apartment to the other, now and then changing corners after the manner of the old fashioned game of "puss," that what they lacked in numbers they more than made up in activity. It was a veritable moving picture of healthful, happy young persons. And the talk !

Questions and answers flew back and forth like tennis balls in a set of doubles. Repartee mingled with delicate sarcasm, and new, and almost indefinable shades of meaning were given to old and trite expressions.

"You can depend upon it, Sis!" drawled Jack Kimball as he stretched out his foot to see how far he could reach on the Persian rug without falling off his chair; "you can depend upon it that Belle will shy at the last moment. She's afraid of water, the plain, common or garden variety of water. And when it comes to ripples, to say nothing of waves, she "

"Cora, can't you make him behave?" demanded the plump Belle in question.

"Belle's too er too tired to get up and do it herself," scoffed Ed Foster. "May I oblige you, Belle, and tweak his nose for him?"

"Come and try it!" challenged Jack.

"Let Walter do it," advised Bess, who, the very opposite type of her sister Belle, tall and willowy ├Žsthetic in a word walked to another divan over which she proceeded to "drape herself," as Cora expressed it.

"Well, let's hear what Jack has to say," proposed Walter Pennington, bringing his head of crisp brown hair a little closer to the chestnut one of Bess. "He has made a statement, and it is now will you permit me to say it it is now strictly up to him to prove it... Continue reading book >>




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