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The Pleasant Street Partnership A Neighborhood Story   By: (1862-)

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The Pleasant Street Partnership

BOOKS BY MARY F. LEONARD.

=THE SPECTACLE MAN.= A STORY OF THE MISSING BRIDGE. 266 pages. Cloth. $1.00.

=MR. PAT'S LITTLE GIRL.= A STORY OF THE ARDEN FORESTERS. 322 pages. Cloth. $1.50.

=THE PLEASANT STREET PARTNERSHIP.= A NEIGHBORHOOD STORY. 269 pages. Cloth.

[Illustration: A SMALL BOY . . . STOOD SURVEYING THEM WITH GREAT COMPOSURE]

The Pleasant Street Partnership

A Neighborhood Story

By Mary F. Leonard

Illustrated by Frank T. Merrill

[Illustration]

W. A. WILDE COMPANY BOSTON CHICAGO

Copyright, July, 1903. BY W. A. WILDE COMPANY. All rights reserved.

THE PLEASANT STREET PARTNERSHIP.

=To Charlotte=

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. A WAVE OF IMPROVEMENT 11

II. WHAT SHALL WE CALL IT? 21

III. AN ALIEN 24

IV. MISS WILBUR 35

V. THE SHOP 42

VI. IN THE EYES OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD 50

VII. A SPOOL OF TWIST 60

VIII. A MATTER OF LOYALTY 72

IX. IN THE SHOP 82

X. ALEXINA 90

XI. THE LAST STRAW 98

XII. THE DISCOVERY 107

XIII. AFTERWARD 115

XIV. MRS. MILLARD DEPARTS 121

XV. GIANT DESPAIR 129

XVI. CHARLOTTE 138

XVII. AN EVENING CALL 146

XVIII. THE ADVENTURES OF A BIRTHDAY CAKE 156

XIX. TEA AND TALK 166

XX. MERRY HEARTS 175

XXI. THE RICH MISS CARPENTER 185

XXII. VALENTINES 192

XXIII. NEIGHBORS 203

XXIV. WAYLAND 215

XXV. THE PRICE OF A BOND 222

XXVI. NORAH'S ARK 229

XXVII. AN ANNIVERSARY 236

XXVIII. WHAT IT MEANT 248

XXIX. A LETTER 253

XXX. CHANGES 262

ILLUSTRATIONS.

PAGE "A small boy . . . stood surveying them with great composure" Frontispiece 17

"Securely entrenched behind the lace curtain, she levelled her glass" 61

"She sank into a chair" 109

"James Mandeville's taste was exacting" 194

The Pleasant Street Partnership

=A Neighborhood Story=

CHAPTER FIRST

A WAVE OF IMPROVEMENT

Pleasant Street was regarded by the Terrace as merely an avenue of approach to its own exclusive precincts. That Pleasant Street came to an end at the Terrace seemed to imply that nothing was to be gained by going farther; and if you desired a quiet, substantial neighborhood, none of your showy modern houses on meagre lots, but spacious dwellings, standing well apart from each other on high ground, you found it here.

It could not be denied that the Terrace was rather far down town. Around it the busy city was closing in, with its blocks of commonplace houses, its schools and sanitariums, its noisy car lines, until it seemed but a question of a few years when it would be engulfed in a wave of mediocrity. Fashion had long ago turned her face in another direction, and yet in a way the Terrace held its own... Continue reading book >>




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