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The School by the Sea   By: (1868-1947)

The School by the Sea by Angela Brazil

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The School by the Sea

BLACKIE & SON LIMITED 50 Old Bailey, LONDON 17 Stanhope Street, GLASGOW

BLACKIE & SON (INDIA) LIMITED Warwick House, Fort Street, BOMBAY

BLACKIE & SON (CANADA) LIMITED TORONTO

[Illustration: "THERE IS SOMEBODY OR SOMETHING INSIDE THE BARRED ROOM!" SHE GASPED Page 149 Frontispiece ]

The School by the Sea

BY ANGELA BRAZIL

Author of "Joan's Best Chum" "The School in the South" "The Youngest Girl in the Fifth" &c. &c.

Illustrated

BLACKIE & SON LIMITED LONDON AND GLASGOW

By Angela Brazil

At School with Rachel. Ruth of St. Ronan's. Joan's Best Chum. Captain Peggie. Schoolgirl Kitty. The School in the South. Monitress Merle. Loyal to the School. A Fortunate Term. A Popular Schoolgirl. The Princess of the School. A Harum Scarum Schoolgirl. The Head Girl at the Gables. A Patriotic Schoolgirl. For the School Colours. The Madcap of the School. The Luckiest Girl in the School. The Jolliest Term on Record. The Girls of St. Cyprian's. The Youngest Girl in the Fifth. The New Girl at St. Chad's. For the Sake of the School. The School by the Sea. The Leader of the Lower School. A Pair of Schoolgirls. A Fourth Form Friendship. The Manor House School. The Nicest Girl in the School. The Third Form at Miss Kaye's. The Fortunes of Philippa.

Printed in Great Britain by Blackie & Son Ltd. Glasgow

Contents

CHAP. Page

I. THE INTERLOPER 9

II. A KINGDOM BY THE SEA 20

III. A MYSTERIOUS SCHOOLFELLOW 30

IV. "THE KING OF THE CASTLE" 42

V. PRACTICAL GEOGRAPHY 51

VI. RAGTIME 65

VII. AN INVITATION 76

VIII. A MEETING ON THE SHORE 89

IX. A MESSAGE 99

X. MAROONED 114

XI. "CORIOLANUS" 127

XII. IN QUARANTINE 140

XIII. THE LIFE BOAT ANNIVERSARY 153

XIV. THE BEACON FIRE 166

XV. THE OLD WINDLASS 179

XVI. HARE AND HOUNDS 192

XVII. A DISCOVERY 205

XVIII. AN ALARM 224

XIX. A TORN LETTER 235

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Facing Page

"THERE IS SOMEBODY OR SOMETHING INSIDE THE BARRED ROOM!" SHE GASPED Frontispiece

A SMALL BOY WAS WAVING HIS CAP IN FRANTIC WELCOME 48

THE MAN APPEARED TO HAVE MANY DIRECTIONS TO GIVE 96

GERDA DARTED UPON THE BATHFUL OF OLD LETTERS 200

THE SCHOOL BY THE SEA

CHAPTER I

The Interloper

Girls! Girls everywhere! Girls in the passages, girls in the hall, racing upstairs and scurrying downstairs, diving into dormitories and running into classrooms, overflowing on to the landing and hustling along the corridor everywhere, girls! There were tall and short, and fat and thin, and all degrees from pretty to plain; girls with fair hair and girls with dark hair, blue eyed, brown eyed, and grey eyed girls; demure girls, romping girls, clever girls, stupid girls but never a silent girl. No! Buzz hum buzz! The talk and chatter surged in a full, steady flow round the house till the noise invaded even that sanctuary of sanctuaries, the private study, where Miss Birks, the Principal, sat addressing post cards to inform respective parents of the safe arrival of the various individual members of the frolicsome crew which had just reassembled after the Christmas vacation... Continue reading book >>




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