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Polly and Her Friends Abroad   By: (1868-1932)

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[Illustration: MR. ALEXANDER IS INTRODUCED TO POLLY. Frontispiece (Page 24) ]

POLLY AND HER FRIENDS ABROAD

BY

LILLIAN ELIZABETH ROY

Author of POLLY OF PEBBLY PIT, POLLY AND ELEANOR, POLLY IN NEW YORK, 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 The Alexanders 1 II Dodo Meets Polly's Friends 22 III The Tour Is Planned 41 IV The Tour of Great Britain 62 V Love Affairs and Antiques 84 VI Polly Takes a Hand To Cure Jimmy 106 VII Dodo's Elopement 126 VIII Dodo Meets Another "Title" 148 IX Mr. Alexander's Surprise 166 X A Dangerous Pass on the Alps 184 XI The Plot in Venice 205 XII Escaping an Earthquake 223 XIII Unexpected Vicissitudes of Travel 238 XIV A Highwayman in Disguise 255 XV Ahoy! for the Stars and Stripes Again 267

POLLY AND HER FRIENDS ABROAD

CHAPTER I THE ALEXANDERS

Eleanor Maynard left her friend, Polly Brewster, in the stateroom, cutting the stems of the gorgeous American Beauty roses, and arranging them anew in the tall glass of fresh water. As she was about to close the door behind her, she turned and said:

"Be sure and come up on deck, Polly, as soon as you are done with the roses."

"All right, run along and I'll be with you in a jiffy," returned Polly, her thoughts engaged with the flowers.

So Eleanor strolled to the upper deck and tried to find an interest with which to amuse herself until Polly joined her.

Of course, you remember Polly Brewster of Pebbly Pit, and her chum, Eleanor Maynard, of Chicago? Mr. Fabian, their teacher in interior decorating, and the Ashbys from New York City, were escorting the two girls on this trip abroad, with the idea of visiting famous European museums and places where antiques of all kinds could be seen and studied.

Eleanor walked part way around the promenade deck before she was accosted by a decidedly plump woman of about forty, with decidedly blondine hair, and flashing most decidedly too many large diamonds from ears, fingers and neck.

"Excuse me, but aren't you one of the young ladies I met at the Denver railway station last year when Anne Stewart and her friends were about to leave for New York?" questioned the lady.

Eleanor turned, glanced at the living representative of the newly rich, and smiled delightedly not with recognition but at the possibility of having fun with someone arrayed like a peacock.

"Oh yes, I was there! Do you know Anne Stewart?" said she.

"I should think I did! Didn't we live next door to the Stewarts when Anne and Paul were little tots?"

"How nice to meet you, now," returned Eleanor, noting the quality of the apparel and the approximate value of the gems adorning the lady.

"But that was before Ebeneezer struck 'pay dirt' down in Cripple Creek. After that, we moved from the little house and bought a swell mansion in the fashionable part of Denver," explained the lady, with pride... Continue reading book >>




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