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The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge The Ranch Girls Series   By: (1876-)

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THE RANCH GIRLS SERIES

The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge

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: SHE WAVED HER WONDERFUL PAPER BEFORE HER FRIENDS]

THE RANCH GIRLS SERIES

The Ranch Girls

AT

Rainbow Lodge

BY

MARGARET VANDERCOOK

ILLUSTRATED BY HUGH A. BODINE

THE JOHN C. WINSTON COMPANY PHILADELPHIA

Copyright, 1911, by THE JOHN C. WINSTON CO.

PRINTED IN U. S. A.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I. THE LOST TRAIL 9 II. IN THE SHADOW OF THE GIANT'S FACE 27 III. FRIEDA AND THE OTHER GIRL 39 IV. THE RESCUE 54 V. SEEKING ADVICE 66 VI. THE ARRIVAL AT THE HOUSE PARTY 78 VII. A VISIT TO OLD LASKA 86 VIII. THE ESCAPE FROM THE DANCE 99 IX. JACQUELINE'S MISFORTUNE 108 X. BACK TO RAINBOW LODGE 122 XI. BREAKING THE NEWS 132 XII. ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DIVIDE 147 XIII. THE WET BLANKET 160 XIV. AN UNFORTUNATE ARRIVAL 172 XV. ALL SAVE, JACK! 181 XVI. WHEN GREEK MEETS GREEK 193 XVII. THE ROUND UP 202 XVIII. A RACE FOR LIFE 218 XIX. NO NEWS 227 XX. OLIVE 243 XXI. THE WAY OF ESCAPE 258 XXII. A VOICE IN THE NIGHT 266 XXIII. JACK IS HAPPY 275 XXIV. CHRISTMAS EVE 282

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

SHE WAVED HER WONDERFUL PAPER BEFORE HER FRIENDS Frontispiece

PAGE FRIEDA FLUNG HERSELF VALIANTLY IN THE PATH OF THE INDIAN WOMAN 40

"CAN I DO ANYTHING FOR YOU, MA'AM?" 173

SOMEONE CREPT UP BEHIND HER WITH THE STEALTHINESS POSSIBLE ONLY TO AN INDIAN 243

The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge.

CHAPTER I.

THE LOST TRAIL.

OVER the brown plain a shaggy broncho trotted slowly, with its head drooping.

A girl stood up in her saddle with one hand to her lips. "Halloo! Halloo!" she cried. "I wonder where on earth I am? I thought I knew every inch of this country, yet here I am lost and I can't be but a few miles from our ranch. I must have missed the trail somewhere. Jim! Jim Colter! If there is anybody near, please answer me."

Jacqueline Ralston rode astride. Her eyes and cheeks were glowing and her gold brown hair, deep grey eyes and brilliant color, formed an unusually attractive picture.

She leaned over and gave her pony a penitent hug. "Poor little Hotspur, you shall have a rest pretty soon, even if I have to spend the night out of doors. But won't Jean and Frieda be frightened? Jim will scour the prairies for me."

The pony was treading through a vast field of purple clover fading to brown in the autumn sun... Continue reading book >>




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