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Mr. Pat's Little Girl A Story of the Arden Foresters   By: (1862-)

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MR. PAT'S LITTLE GIRL

A Story of the Arden Foresters

by

MARY F. LEONARD

Author of The Spectacle Man , etc.

With Illustrations by Chase Emerson

W.A. Wilde Company Boston and Chicago

1902

[Illustration]

TO

A.E.F.

IN LOVING MEMORY

this story is lovingly dedicated

BY HER NIECE

[Illustration: "HOW SWEET THE BREATH BENEATH THE HILL OF SHARON'S LOVELY ROSE."]

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER

I. THINGS BEGIN TO HAPPEN "A magician most profound in his art."

II. ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HEDGE "Give me leave to speak my mind."

III. FRIENDSHIP "True it is that we have seen better days."

IV. AN UNQUIET MORNING "You amaze me, ladies!"

V. MAURICE "The stubbornness of fortune."

VI. PUZZLES "How weary are my spirits."

VII. THE MAGICIAN MAKES TEA "If that love or gold Can in this place buy entertainment, Bring us where we may rest ourselves and feed."

VIII. "TO MEET ROSALIND" "Put you in your best array."

IX. THE LOST RING "Wear this for me."

X. CELIA "One out of suits with fortune."

XI. MAKING FRIENDS "Is not that neighborly?"

XII. THE GILPIN PLACE "This is the Forest of Arden."

XIII. IN PATRICIA'S ARBOR "O, how full of briers is this working day world."

XIV. THE ARDEN FORESTERS "Like the old Robin Hood of England."

XV. A NEW MEMBER "In the circle of this forest."

XVI. RECIPROCITY "Take upon command what we have."

XVII. A NEW COMRADE "I know you are a gentleman of good conceit."

XVIII. AN IMPRISONED MAIDEN "The house doth keep itself, There's none within."

XIX. OLD ACQUAINTANCE "And there begins my sadness."

XX. THE SPINET "Though art not for the fashion of these times."

XXI. "UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE" "Must you then be proud and pitiless?"

XXII. CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE "I sometimes do believe and sometimes do not."

XXIII. THE DETECTIVE "'Twas I, but 'tis not I."

XXIV. AT THE AUCTION "Assuredly the thing is to be sold."

XXV. QUESTIONS "They asked one another the reason."

XXVI. THE PRESIDENT " And good in everything."

XXVII. OLD ENEMIES "Kindness nobler ever than revenge."

XXVIII. BETTER THAN DREAMS "I like this place."

XXIX. AT THE MAGICIAN'S "I would have you."

XXX. OAK LEAVES "Bid me farewell."

ILLUSTRATIONS

"'How sweet the breath beneath the hill Of Sharon's lovely rose'" (Frontispiece)

"Do you know Miss Betty?"

"Looking up, he discovered his visitors"

"They crossed over to speak to her"

"She chose a chest of drawers"

CHAPTER FIRST.

THINGS BEGIN TO HAPPEN.

"A magician most profound in his art."

It was Sunday afternoon. The griffins on the doorstep stared straight before them with an expression of utter indifference; the feathery foliage of the white birch swayed gently back and forth; the peonies lifted their crimson heads airily; the snowball bush bent under the weight of its white blooms till it swept the grass; the fountain splashed softly.

"'By cool Siloam's shady rill How fair the lily grows,'"

Rosalind chanted dreamily.

Grandmamma had given her the hymn book, telling her to choose a hymn and commit it to memory, and as she turned the pages this had caught her eye and pleased her fancy.

"It sounds like the Forest of Arden," she said, leaning back on the garden bench and shutting her eyes... Continue reading book >>




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