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THE MOVING PICTURE GIRLS IN WAR PLAYS

Or

The Sham Battles at Oak Farm

by

LAURA LEE HOPE

Author of "The Moving Picture Girls," "The Moving Picture Girls at Sea," "The Outdoor Girls Series," "The Bobbsey Twins Series," "The Bunny Brown Series," Etc.

Illustrated

The Saalfield Publishing Co. Akron, Ohio New York Made in U.S.A.

Copyright, 1916, by Grosset & Dunlap

[Illustration: "HERE THEY COME!" YELLED PAUL, AS THE FIRST OF THE SOLDIERS CAME INTO VIEW Page 78.

The Moving Picture Girls in War Plays. ]

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I THE OLD NEWSPAPER 1

II OFF FOR OAK FARM 11

III HARD AT WORK 21

IV A REHEARSAL 30

V A DARING RIDER 40

VI A NEEDED LESSON 48

VII ESTELLE'S LEAP 61

VIII A MASSED ATTACK 70

IX MISS DIXON'S LOSS 79

X LIEUTENANT VARLEY 87

XI WONDERINGS 97

XII AN INTERRUPTION 103

XIII FORGETFULNESS 111

XIV IN THE SMOKE 120

XV THE HOSPITAL TENT 130

XVI A RETAKE 137

XVII ESTELLE'S STORY 143

XVIII "WHAT CAN WE DO?" 149

XIX A BIG GUN 158

XX A WRONG SHOT 164

XXI THE BIG SCENE 171

XXII ALICE DOES WELL 179

XXIII A BAD FALL 186

XXIV A DENIAL OF IDENTITY 192

XXV REUNION 199

THE MOVING PICTURE GIRLS IN WAR PLAYS

CHAPTER I

THE OLD NEWSPAPER

"There, I think I have everything in that I'll need at Oak Farm."

"Everything! Good gracious, Ruth, how quickly you pack! Why, I've oceans and oceans of things yet to go into my trunk! Oh, there are my scout shoes. I've been looking everywhere for them. I'll need them if I do any hiking in those war scenes," and Alice DeVere dived under a pile of clothing, bringing to light a muddy, but comfortable, pair of walking shoes. "I don't know what I'd do without them," she murmured.

"Alice!" cried Ruth, her sister, and the shocked tone of her voice made the younger girl look up quickly from the contemplation of the shoes.

"Why, what have I done now?" came in rather injured accents. "I'm sure I didn't use any slang; and as for not having all my things packed as quickly as you, why, Ruth, my dear, you must remember that you are an exception the one that proves the rule."

"I didn't say you used any slang, Alice dear. Nor did I intimate that you were behind in your packing. I'll gladly help you. But it Those shoes!" and she pointed a finger dramatically at the "brogans," as Alice sometimes called them.

"Those shoes? What's the matter with them? They're a perfectly good pair, as far as I can see; and they're mighty comfortable."

"Oh, Alice mighty?"

"Well, I can't get over using such words, especially since we heard so many strong expressions from the sailors when we were in those sea films. Mine sound weak now. But what's the matter with the shoes, Ruth?"

"They're so muddy, dear. They will soil all your pretty things if you put them in your trunk in that condition. You don't want that, do you?"

"I should say not most decidedly! Especially since pretty things with me last about one day. I don't see how it is you keep yours so nice and fresh, Ruth."

"It's because I'm careful, dear."

"Careful! Bosh! Care killed a cat, they say. I'm sure I'm careful, too Oh, here's that lace collar I've been looking everywhere for!"

She made a sudden reach for it, there was a ripping, tearing sound, and Alice was gazing ruefully at a rent in the sleeve of her dress... Continue reading book >>




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