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Nobody's Girl (En Famille)   By: (1830-1907)

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Transcriber's Note: Some spelling variations have been standardised to agree with the original French version of "En Famille". For example "Madamoiselle" and "Mademoiselle" have been changed to Mademoiselle exclusively. Dr Cendrier, rather than Centrier, is correct according to the original French version, so Centrier has been changed to Cendrier.

In the fourth last paragraph "daughter" has been corrected to "granddaughter".

Some spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors have been corrected where detected.

[Illustration: "WHY, IT'S BEAUTIFUL," SAID PERRINE, SOFTLY. (See page 86)]

NOBODY'S GIRL

( En Famille )

BY HECTOR MALOT

TRANSLATED BY FLORENCE CREWE JONES

Illustrated by THELMA GOOCH

NEW YORK MCMXXII CUPPLES & LEON COMPANY

Copyright, 1922, by CUPPLES & LEON COMPANY

Printed in United States of America

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I PERRINE AND PALIKARE 1

II GRAIN OF SALT IS KIND 20

III "POOR LITTLE GIRL" 41

IV A HARD ROAD TO TRAVEL 47

V STORMS AND FEARS 59

VI THE RESCUE 72

VII MARAUCOURT AT LAST 77

VIII GRANDFATHER VULFRAN 86

IX ONE SLEEPLESS NIGHT 95

X THE HUT ON THE ISLAND 110

XI WORK IN THE FACTORY 115

XII NEW SHOES 130

XIII STRANGE HOUSEKEEPING 136

XIV A BANQUET IN THE HUT 149

XV AURELIE'S CHANCE 157

XVI GRANDFATHER'S INTERPRETER 166

XVII HARD QUESTIONS 175

XVIII SECRETARY TO M. VULFRAN 184

XIX SUSPICION AND CONFIDENCE 194

XX THE SCHEMERS 206

XXI LETTERS FROM DACCA 217

XXII A CABLE TO DACCA 227

XXIII GRANDFATHER'S COMPANION 238

XXIV GETTING AN EDUCATION 248

XXV MEDDLING RELATIVES 260

XXVI PAINFUL ARGUMENTS 269

XXVII THE BLIND MAN'S GRIEF 277

XXVIII AN UNRESPECTED FUNERAL 285

XXIX THE ANGEL OF REFORM 292

XXX GRANDFATHER FINDS PERRINE 302

XXXI THE GRATEFUL PEOPLE 307

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS PAGE

"WHY, IT'S BEAUTIFUL," SAID PERRINE, SOFTLY. ( See Page 86 ) Frontispiece

SOMETHING WARM PASSING OVER HER FACE MADE HER OPEN HER EYES 72

"WHAT'S THE MATTER NOW?" HE CRIED, ANGRILY 124

SHE HAD SOME TIME AGO DECIDED ON THE SHAPE 139

SHE TRIED TO DO AS SHE WAS TOLD, BUT HER EMOTION INCREASED AS SHE READ 218

HE TOLD HER THAT SHE WAS LIKE A LITTLE DAUGHTER TO HIM 270

INTRODUCTION

"Nobody's Girl," published in France under the title "En Famille", follows "Nobody's Boy" as a companion juvenile story, and takes place with it as one of the supreme juvenile stories of the world. Like "Nobody's Boy" it was also crowned by the Academy, and that literary judgment has also been verified by the test of time.

"Nobody's Girl" is not a human document, such as is "Nobody's Boy", because it has more story plot, and the adventure is in a more restricted field, but it discloses no less the nobility of a right minded child, and how loyalty wins the way to noble deeds and life. This is another beautiful literary creation of Hector Malot which every one can recommend as an ennobling book, of interest not only to childhood, page by page to the thrilling conclusion, but to every person who loves romance and character... Continue reading book >>




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