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A Pair of Schoolgirls A Story of School Days   By: (1868-1947)

A Pair of Schoolgirls A Story of School Days by Angela Brazil

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A Pair of Schoolgirls

By ANGELA BRAZIL

"Angela Brazil has proved her undoubted talent for writing a story of schoolgirls for other schoolgirls to read." =Bookman.=

My Own Schooldays.

Captain Peggie. Schoolgirl Kitty. The School in the South. Monitress Merle. Loyal to the School. A Fortunate Term. A Popular Schoolgirl. The Princess of the School. A Harum Scarum Schoolgirl. The Head Girl at the Gables. A Patriotic Schoolgirl. For the School Colours. The Madcap of the School. The Luckiest Girl in the School. The Jolliest Term on Record. The Girls of St. Cyprian's. The Youngest Girl in the Fifth. The New Girl at St. Chad's. For the Sake of the School. The School by the Sea. The Leader of the Lower School. A Pair of Schoolgirls. A Fourth Form Friendship. The Manor House School. The Nicest Girl in the School. The Third Class at Miss Kaye's. The Fortunes of Philippa.

LONDON: BLACKIE & SON, LTD., 50 OLD BAILEY, E.C.

[Illustration: "'YOU'RE THE ABSOLUTE IMAGE!' DECLARED ALISON"]

A Pair of Schoolgirls

A Story of School Days

BY

ANGELA BRAZIL

Author of "The New Girl at St. Chad's" "A Fourth Form Friendship" "The Manor House School" &c.

ILLUSTRATED BY JOHN CAMPBELL

BLACKIE AND SON LIMITED

LONDON GLASGOW AND BOMBAY

Printed in Great Britain by Blackie & Son, Limited, Glasgow

Contents

CHAP. Page

I. A SCHOOL ELECTION 9

II. WHAT DOROTHY OVERHEARD 24

III. A RETROSPECT 39

IV. DOROTHY MAKES A FRIEND 55

V. A LITERATURE EXERCISE 68

VI. A PROMISE 84

VII. ALISON'S HOME 101

VIII. A SHORT CUT 120

IX. DOROTHY SCORES 132

X. MARTHA REMEMBERS 151

XI. ALISON'S UNCLE 169

XII. THE SUBTERRANEAN CAVERN 181

XIII. A SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY 199

XIV. WATER PLANTAIN 216

XV. A CONFESSION 229

XVI. THE WILLIAM SCOTT PRIZE 244

Illustrations

PAGE

"'YOU'RE THE ABSOLUTE IMAGE!' DECLARED ALISON" 110 Frontispiece

THE NEW GIRL 56

IN DISCREET HIDING 124

A LESSON IN GOLF 178

A NURSING EXPERIENCE 212

A PAIR OF SCHOOLGIRLS

CHAPTER I

A School Election

It was precisely five minutes past eleven on the first day of the autumn term, and Avondale College, which for seven whole weeks had been lonely and deserted, and given over to the tender mercies of paperhangers, painters, and charwomen, once more presented its wonted aspect of life and bustle. The reopening was a very important event in the opinion of everybody concerned, partly because it marked the beginning of a fresh school year, and partly because the building had been altered and enlarged, many changes made in the curriculum, and many new names added to the already long list in the register. Three hundred and eighty seven pupils had assembled that morning in the great lecture hall, the largest number on record at the College; five additional classes had been formed, and there were six extra mistresses. At the eleven o'clock interval the place seemed swarming with girls; they thronged the staircase and passages, filled the pantry, blocked the dressing rooms, and overflowed into the playground and the gymnasium girls of all sorts and descriptions, from the ten year olds who had just come up (rather solemn and overawed) from the Preparatory to those elect and superior damsels of seventeen who were studying for their Matriculation... Continue reading book >>




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