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The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch   By: (1868-1920)

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THE SUNBRIDGE GIRLS AT SIX STAR RANCH

by

ELEANOR STUART

Illustrated by Frank J. Murch

[Illustration: "REDDY WAS RIGHT THERE EVERY TIME"

( See page 113 )]

[Illustration]

Boston L. C. Page & Company Publishers

Copyright, 1913 by L. C. Page & Company (Incorporated) All rights reserved

First Impression, April, 1913 Second Impression, January, 1914

The Colonial Press C. H. Simonds & Co., Boston, U. S. A.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. AUNT SOPHRONIA 1

II. PLANS FOR TEXAS 12

III. THE COMING OF GENEVIEVE 28

IV. ON THE WAY 44

V. THE BOYS PREPARE A WELCOME 61

VI. CORDELIA SEES A COWBOY 72

VII. THE RANCH HOUSE 86

VIII. THE MISTRESS OF THE SIX STAR RANCH 99

IX. REDDY AND THE BRONCHO 110

X. CORDELIA GOES TO CHURCH 121

XI. QUENTINA 137

XII. THE OPENING OF A BARREL 157

XIII. THE PRAIRIE AND MOONLIGHT 171

XIV. A MAN AND A MYSTERY 185

XV. THE ALAMO 201

XVI. TILLY CROSSES BRIDGES 215

XVII. "BERTHA'S ACCIDENT" 225

XVIII. THE GOLDEN HOURS 235

XIX. HERMIT JOE 248

XX. THE NEW BOY 260

XXI. GENEVIEVE LEARNS SOMETHING NOT IN BOOKS 278

XXII. A TEXAS "MISSIONARY" 296

XXIII. GENEVIEVE GOES TO BOSTON 307

XXIV. A BROWN DRESS FOR ELSIE 324

XXV. "WHEN SUNBRIDGE WENT TO TEXAS" 339

XXVI. A GOOD BY PARTY 349

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

PAGE

"REDDY WAS RIGHT THERE EVERY TIME" ( See page 113 ) Frontispiece

"A TALL, SLENDER GIRL ... APPEARED AT A CAR DOOR" 30

"'FOLLOW ME QUICK!' HE ORDERED" 181

"'THERE, NOW LOOK!' SHE ADDED" 207

"'HOW DO YOU DO, MR. OLIVER HOLMES,' SHE BEGAN" 265

"IT WOULD BE SOMETHING OF A WALK, THE WOMAN SAID, AS SHE GAVE DIRECTIONS" 320

The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch

CHAPTER I

AUNT SOPHRONIA

The Reverend Thomas Wilson's sister, Miss Sophronia, had come to Sunbridge on a Tuesday evening late in June to make her brother's family a long promised visit. But it was not until the next morning that she heard something that sent her to her sister in law in a burst of astonishment almost too great for words.

"For pity's sake, Mary, what is this I hear?" she demanded. "Edith insists that her cousin, Cordelia, is going to Texas next week to Texas! Cordelia! "

"Yes, she is, Sophronia," replied the minister's wife, trying to make her answer sound as cheerful and commonplace as she could, and as if Texas were in the next room. (It was something of a trial to Mrs. Thomas Wilson that her husband's sister could not seem to understand that she, a minister's wife for eighteen years and the mother of five children, ought to know what was proper and right for her orphaned niece to do at least fully as much as should a spinster, who had never brought up anything but four cats and a parrot!) "Edith is quite right. Cordelia is going to Texas next week... Continue reading book >>




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