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The Ranch Girls' Pot of Gold   By: (1876-)

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The Ranch Girls Series

THE RANCH GIRLS' POT OF GOLD

BOOKS BY MARGARET VANDERCOOK

THE RANCH GIRLS SERIES

THE RANCH GIRLS AT RAINBOW LODGE THE RANCH GIRLS' POT OF GOLD THE RANCH GIRLS AT BOARDING SCHOOL THE RANCH GIRLS IN EUROPE THE RANCH GIRLS AT HOME AGAIN THE RANCH GIRLS AND THEIR GREAT ADVENTURE

THE RED CROSS GIRLS SERIES

THE RED CROSS GIRLS IN THE BRITISH TRENCHES THE RED CROSS GIRLS ON THE FRENCH FIRING LINE THE RED CROSS GIRLS IN BELGIUM THE RED CROSS GIRLS WITH THE RUSSIAN ARMY THE RED CROSS GIRLS WITH THE ITALIAN ARMY THE RED CROSS GIRLS UNDER THE STARS AND STRIPES

STORIES ABOUT CAMP FIRE GIRLS

THE CAMP FIRE GIRLS AT SUNRISE HILL THE CAMP FIRE GIRLS AMID THE SNOWS THE CAMP FIRE GIRLS IN THE OUTSIDE WORLD THE CAMP FIRE GIRLS ACROSS THE SEA THE CAMP FIRE GIRLS' CAREERS THE CAMP FIRE GIRLS IN AFTER YEARS THE CAMP FIRE GIRLS IN THE DESERT THE CAMP FIRE GIRLS AT THE END OF THE TRAIL

[Illustration: THE OLD WOMAN MUMBLED A VERSE OF POETRY]

The Ranch Girls Series

THE RANCH GIRLS' POT OF GOLD

by

MARGARET VANDERCOOK

Illustrated by Hugh A. Bodine

The John C. Winston Company Philadelphia

Copyright, 1912, by The John C. Winston Company

Printed in U. S. A.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. THE GYPSY CARAVAN 9

II. THE SPELL OF THE MOON 26

III. CAUGHT IN THE TRAP 37

IV. THE WAY TO ARCADY 46

V. MEETING WITH NEW PEOPLE 61

VI. A CURIOUS RESEMBLANCE 76

VII. "A LITTLE HOUSE ON WHEELS" 87

VIII. ALONG THE ROAD 102

IX. "MINER'S FOLLY" 115

X. BY THE WAYSIDE TENT 130

XI. "WHERE'S JACK?" 141

XII. CARLOS MAKES GOOD 152

XIII. ENTERING WONDERLAND 163

XIV. MR. DRUMMOND AND RALPH CHANGE PLACES 174

XV. ELIZABETH'S STRANGE CONFESSION 182

XVI. "OLD FAITHFUL" 196

XVII. THE LANGUAGE OF THE FLOWERS 205

XVIII. "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN" 216

XIX. THE SUSPENSE AND WHAT HAPPENED AFTERWARDS 229

XX. FRANK AND JACK 242

XXI. "MY WAY'S FOR LOVE" 258

XXII. A PARTY AT THE RANCHO 268

XXIII. "THEIR LAST RIDE TOGETHER" 277

XXIV. FAREWELL TO THE RAINBOW RANCH 287

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

THE OLD WOMAN MUMBLED A VERSE OF POETRY Frontispiece

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"I DECLARE, I FEEL LIKE I HADN'T SEEN YOU IN A HUNDRED YEARS!" 53

"HOW COULD YOU, MISS BRUCE?" RALPH DEMANDED INDIGNANTLY 144

"THERE IS GOLD IN RAINBOW CREEK, JACK!" 253

The Ranch Girls' Pot of Gold

CHAPTER I

THE GYPSY CARAVAN

"A hundred dollars a month it's a fortune!" Jean Bruce exclaimed gayly, pirouetting about on her tip toes in front of a huge Japanese umbrella fastened upright in the ground in the middle of the orchard at the Rainbow Ranch.

Jacqueline Ralston gazed half convinced at the sheet of paper she held in her hand. She was sitting in Turkish fashion on the grass just outside the umbrella and, as her Mexican hat had been flung aside, the spring sun shone directly down on the bright bronze of her hair and warmed to a richer rose the brilliant color in her cheeks... Continue reading book >>




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