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The Princess and Joe Potter   By: (1848-1912)

The Princess and Joe Potter by James Otis

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THE PRINCESS AND JOE POTTER

[Illustration: JOE FINDING THE PRINCESS.

( See page 22. )]

THE PRINCESS AND JOE POTTER

BY

JAMES OTIS

AUTHOR OF

"JENNY WREN'S BOARDING HOUSE," "TEDDY AND CARROTS," ETC.

Illustrated by

VIOLET OAKLEY

[Illustration]

BOSTON ESTES AND LAURIAT PUBLISHERS

Copyright, 1898 BY ESTES AND LAURIAT

Colonial Press: Electrotyped and Printed by C. H. Simonds & Co. Boston, U. S. A.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. A RUINED MERCHANT 11

II. THE PRINCESS 26

III. AN ADVERTISEMENT 41

IV. JOE'S FLIGHT 60

V. IN THE CITY 73

VI. DAN, THE DETECTIVE 86

VII. AUNT DORCAS 98

VIII. A HUNGRY DETECTIVE 115

IX. A FUGITIVE 127

X. THE JOURNEY 141

XI. A BRIBE 157

XII. A STRUGGLE IN THE NIGHT 171

XIII. A CONFESSION 188

XIV. A RAY OF LIGHT 201

XV. AN UNEXPECTED ARRIVAL 219

XVI. THE REWARD 234

ILLUSTRATIONS.

PAGE

JOE FINDING THE PRINCESS Frontispiece

"HE BEGAN TO FEED THE LITTLE MAID" 51

"DAN POINTED TO AN ADVERTISEMENT" 57

"'MAY WE COME IN AN' STAY A LITTLE WHILE?'" 81

"JOE POINTED TO A TINY COTTAGE" 101

"SHE HAD A PLATE HEAPED HIGH WITH COOKIES" 108

"'WELL, BLESS THE BOY, HE DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO PLANT POTATOES!'" 143

"THE PRINCESS SUFFERED AUNT DORCAS TO KISS HER" 167

"A DARK FORM LEAPED THROUGH THE OPEN WINDOW" 185

JOE AND DAN DISAGREE 207

"COME ON QUICK, PLUMS! DAN'S SET THE BARN A FIRE!'" 215

"JOE, BELIEVING HIMSELF ALONE, BEGAN TO SOB AS IF HIS HEART WERE BREAKING" 225

"THEN AUNT DORCAS AND HER FAMILY WERE READY FOR THE RIDE" 241

"'MCGOWAN'S RESTAURANT AIN'T IN IT ALONGSIDE OF WHAT WE STRUCK UP AT THE PRINCESS'S HOUSE'" 245

TAILPIECE 249

THE PRINCESS AND JOE POTTER.

CHAPTER I.

A RUINED MERCHANT.

"Hello, Joe Potter! What you doin' up in this part of the town?"

The boy thus addressed halted suddenly, looked around with what was very like an expression of fear on his face, and then, recognising the speaker, replied, in a tone of relief:

"Oh, it's you, is it, Plums?"

"Of course it's me. Who else did you think it was? Say, what you doin' 'round here? Who's tendin' for you now?"

"Nobody."

"It don't seem as though this was the time of day when you could afford to shut up shop."

"But that's what I have done."

"Got some 'portant business up here at the de pot, eh?"

Joe shook his head mournfully, stepped back a few paces that he might lean against the building, and looked about him with a languid air, much as if there was no longer anything pleasing for him in life.

Plums, or to give him his full name, George H. Plummer, gazed at his friend in mild surprise.

Any other boy of Joe Potter's acquaintance would have been astonished at the great change which had come over him; but Plums was not given to excesses of any kind, save in the way of eating. That which would have excited an ordinary lad only served to arouse Plums in a mild degree, and perhaps it was this natural apathy which served to give Master Plummer such an accumulation of flesh. He was what might be called a very fat boy, and was never known to move with sufficient energy to reduce his weight.

Sim Jepson stated that Plums sold newspapers in the vicinity of the Grand Central Station because he lived only a couple of blocks away, and therefore had sufficient time to walk to his place of business during the forenoon... Continue reading book >>




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