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Polly and Eleanor   By: (1868-1932)

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[Illustration: POLLY AND ANNE FOLLOWED THE GUIDE.

Polly and Eleanor. Frontispiece (Page 21) ]

POLLY AND ELEANOR

BY

LILLIAN ELIZABETH ROY

Author of

POLLY OF PEBBLY PIT, POLLY IN NEW YORK, POLLY AND HER FRIENDS ABROAD, POLLY'S BUSINESS VENTURE.

ILLUSTRATED BY H. S. BARBOUR

NEW YORK GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS

Made in the United States of America

COPYRIGHT, 1922, BY GROSSET & DUNLAP

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I ANOTHER TRIP TO TOP NOTCH 1

II THE CLAIM JUMPERS 22

III AT CHOKO'S FIND 38

IV JOHN AND HIS FRIEND ARRIVE 55

V POLLY AND ELEANOR VISIT THE BEAVERS 81

VI THE GIRLS ENTERTAIN GUESTS 99

VII SEVERAL MOMENTOUS LETTERS 122

VIII POLLY ELEANOR COMPANY, INC. 143

IX JEB'S SUNDAY NIGHT OFF 162

X A TRIP TO BUFFALO PARK 181

XI A WILD WEST COUNTY FAIR 195

XII NOLLA'S PLANS DEVELOP 208

XIII RIGGLEY & RATZGER OF NEW YORK 226

XIV THE VICTORY 247

XV COMINGS AND GOINGS 262

XVI POLLY AND ELEANOR START OUT 275

POLLY AND ELEANOR

CHAPTER I

ANOTHER TRIP TO TOP NOTCH

Six intensely interested individuals sat about the supper table in the living room at Pebbly Pit Ranch house, the evening of the day they rode to Oak Creek to file the claim on the gold mine. Sary, the maid of all work, had the supper ready for the weary riders when they returned from their trip.

Having served the dessert, Sary went out to the barn to help Jeb, the foreman on the ranch, with the horses which had just come in from the long day's work. So the group about the table felt free to talk as they liked. But Polly Brewster and her friend Eleanor Maynard were almost talked out by the time they finished the last bit of Sary's delicious dessert; and Barbara Maynard tried her best to hide a yawn behind her hand, while Anne Stewart, the pretty teacher who was the fourth member in the party that spent a night in the cave, was eager to continue planning for the future of the mine, but Nature demanded rest after the three days' excitement.

Finally, Polly turned to her father and said: "I wish we could see John's face when he reads that telegram!"

"If we had only dared word it plainly, there sure would be something queer to laugh at when John read it. But we had to cipher it, you know," chuckled Sam Brewster.

"I can't see why such foolish fear of talking about it is entertained by all you folks," declared Barbara, loftily.

"Can't you? Well, then, Bob, Ah'll tell you plainly that that message had to be camouflaged, as we are not taking any risks on having your claim jumped over night. If we sent a wire to John telling him plainly that you girls discovered a vein of gold on Top Notch Trail, every last rascal in Oak Creek would hit the trail before that message was delivered," replied Mr. Brewster.

"Even as it is, I suppose every one who can read the records at Oak Creek will start out at once, so as to stake new claims as near to Montresor's Mine as possible; perhaps they'll try to pick up some nuggets from your claim, as well," added Mrs. Brewster.

"Then, when word spreads around the country and such news always travels like lightning every gambler and bunco man in Wyoming and Colorado will be seen camping on Top Notch Trail, each trying in his own way to wheedle money or gold dust from the unwary ones," laughed Mr. Brewster.

"There now, Daddy! You've laughed, so I know your spell of worry is over with. Won't you tell us what made you so serious?" exclaimed Polly.

"Ah was trying to plan for the best way to avoid trouble over this claim; and at the same time protect our own rights, and any rights Old Montresor's family might have in this rediscovery. That is why Ah insisted upon Simms being one of our party, to morrow; and the sheriff with his stalwart son, too... Continue reading book >>




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