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The Moving Picture Girls at Sea or, A Pictured Shipwreck That Became Real   By:

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THE MOVING PICTURE GIRLS AT SEA

Or

A Pictured Shipwreck That Became Real

by

LAURA LEE HOPE

Author of "The Moving Picture Girls," "The Moving Picture Girls at Rocky Ranch," "The Outdoor Girls Series," "The Bobbsey Twins Series," Etc.

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[Illustration: RUSS BEGAN TAKING MANY VIEWS OF THE PITCHING, TOSSING SCHOONER. Page 157. ]

The World Syndicate Publishing Co. Cleveland, O. New York, N. Y. Copyright, 1915, by Grosset & Dunlap Printed in the United States of America by The Commercial Bookbinding Co. Cleveland, O.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I THE GREAT MARINE FILM 1

II JACK JEPSON 10

III SOMETHING OF A MYSTERY 21

IV THE SAILOR'S STORY 28

V THE MARY ELLEN 36

VI CAPTAIN BRISCO 45

VII JEPSON IS WORRIED 53

VIII HARD WORK 60

IX THE RISING TIDE 68

X TOO MUCH REALISM 76

XI A REVISED FILM 87

XII OVERHEARD 94

XIII "ALL ABOARD!" 104

XIV OVERBOARD 114

XV "SAIL HO!" 123

XVI THE ACCUSATION 133

XVII THE STORM 141

XVIII GRINDING AWAY 149

XIX DISABLED 158

XX IN THE VORTEX 165

XXI WRECKED 172

XXII "MUTINY!" 182

XXIII HELP AT LAST 188

XXIV A SIGNAL OF DISTRESS 200

XXV CLEAR SKIES 206

CHAPTER I

THE GREAT MARINE FILM

"Well, at last a breathing period, Ruth. Oh, I am surely tired!" and the girl threw herself on the couch, without stopping to remove her light jacket and hat. Her head sank wearily on a cushion.

"Oh, Alice! Be careful! Look out!" exclaimed the other occupant of the pleasant little room, a room made habitable by the articles of tasteful adornment in it, rather than by the location of the apartment, or the place itself. There was a "homey" air about it.

"I'm too tired to look out, or even look in," was the answer, as the younger girl closed her eyes. Truly she seemed much "fagged," and worn out.

"But, Alice, dear your hat!"

"It doesn't matter, Ruth. Please let me rest. I thought we'd never get home."

"But it isn't your old hat, Alice, and "

"It's an old hat from now on!" broke in the younger girl, not opening her eyes. "It's spoiled anyhow. Some of the water from that parlor scene, where Mr. Bunn upset the globe of gold fish, splashed on it, and the spots never will come out."

"Oh, Alice, is your hat spoiled?"

"It doesn't matter. Mr. Pertell is going to buy me a new one. He said it was up to the company to do that, especially as I did so well in that burning room scene the other day. There!" and the girl on the couch raised her small fist and plumped it full on the crown of the chic little toque she was wearing.

"Alice DeVere!" cried her sister, aghast.

"Ruth DeVere Lady Clarissa SeƱorita Alamondi! Whatever you like, only let me alone! I've posed and acted and otherwise contorted myself before at least five thousand feet of film today, and I'm not going to be disturbed now, just for the sake of a hat that is as good as paid for anyhow, so 'please go 'way and let me sleep,'" and Alice murmured the chorus of a once popular song.

Ruth sighed. Somehow, looking at her gentle and refined face, one understood that a sigh, from her, was the only possible answer under the circumstances. Not that the girl on the couch, with closed eyes, was unrefined. But there was a wholesome air of good health about her that caused one to think of a "jolly good fellow," rather than a girl who needed to be helped on and off trolley cars.

"You are tired," commented Ruth, after a pause. "Shall I make you a cup of tea, dear? Or we could go over to Mrs. Dalton's, if you like. You know she told us always to come in when we came from the theatre, and have tea."

"No, dear, thank you... Continue reading book >>




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