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The Outdoor Girls In a Winter Camp

OR

GLORIOUS DAYS ON SKATES AND ICE BOATS

BY LAURA LEE HOPE

AUTHOR OF "THE OUTDOOR GIRLS OF DEEPDALE," "THE OUTDOOR GIRLS AT RAINBOW LAKE," "THE BOBBSEY TWINS," "THE BOBBSEY TWINS AT THE SEASHORE," ETC.

ILLUSTRATED

NEW YORK GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS

Made in the United States of America

=BOOKS FOR GIRLS=

BY LAURA LEE HOPE

=THE OUTDOOR GIRLS SERIES=

THE OUTDOOR GIRLS OF DEEPDALE THE OUTDOOR GIRLS AT RAINBOW LAKE THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN A MOTOR CAR THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN A WINTER CAMP THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN FLORIDA

=THE BOBBSEY TWINS BOOKS=

For Little Men and Women

THE BOBBSEY TWINS THE BOBBSEY TWINS IN THE COUNTRY THE BOBBSEY TWINS AT THE SEASHORE THE BOBBSEY TWINS AT SCHOOL THE BOBBSEY TWINS AT SNOW LODGE

GROSSET & DUNLAP, PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK

COPYRIGHT, 1913, BY GROSSET & DUNLAP.

THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN A WINTER CAMP

[Illustration: "SLOW DOWN DON'T RUN INTO ANYTHING!" BEGGED BETTY.

The Outdoor Girls in a Winter Camp. Frontispiece ( Page 106. )]

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I DANGER 1 II A FINE CHANCE 14 III THE COMPLICATIONS 24 IV MR. BLACKFORD'S CLUE 30 V UNPLEASANT NEWS 40 VI PREPARATIONS 47 VII OFF FOR CAMP 57 VIII A SPILL 66 IX GETTING SETTLED 74 X WARNED OFF 81 XI THE RIVALS 88 XII IN A BIG STORM 99 XIII THE MISSING PIECE 107 XIV AN ICE BOAT RACE 116 XV IN A TRAP 125 XVI TROUBLE 131 XVII A SNOW FIGHT 140 XVIII THE AUTO ICE BOAT 146 XIX MAROONED 153 XX TO THE RESCUE 160 XXI A HELPING HAND 166 XXII THE OLD LUMBERMAN 178 XXIII REVELATIONS 183 XXIV THE LYNX 191 XXV CHRISTMAS JOYS 203

THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN A WINTER CAMP

CHAPTER I

DANGER

"How cold it is!" exclaimed Grace Ford, wrapping closer about her a fur neck piece, and plunging her gloved hands deeper into the pockets of her maroon sweater. "I had no idea it was so chilling!"

"Nonsense!" cried Betty Nelson, her cheeks aglow. "Skate about, and you'll soon be warm enough. Isn't it glorious, Mollie?"

"Surely, and the ice is perfect. Come on Grace, and we'll see who'll be first to the bend!" and Mollie, her dark eyes dancing under the spell of the day, circled about the almost shivering Grace, doing a gliding waltz on skates.

"I don't want to race!" protested the tall, slim girl who had complained about the weather.

"Oh, but you must!" insisted Betty. "Come, we'll have a short, sharp one, and then you'll feel so warm you'll wonder you ever said it was chilly."

"I wish I had brought along that vacuum bottle of hot chocolate, as I intended," murmured Grace, reflectively.

"Nobody stopped you!" exclaimed Mollie, a trifle sharply. Of late she had had less and less patience with the "confectionery failing" of Grace, as she termed it.

"Yes, you did!" declared the cold one. "You and Bet were in such a rush I didn't have time. I wish I hadn't come skating," and Grace permitted as much of a frown to gather on her pretty face as she ever indulged herself in for Grace, be it known, was just a trifle vain, and desperately afraid of a wrinkle.

"Oh, well, come on and skate!" invited Betty. "Amy and I will race you and Mollie, Grace. That will make us all feel better," for the Little Captain, as she was often called, saw just the shadow of a cloud gathering over the two chums, who seldom, or never, quarreled... Continue reading book >>




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