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Her Father's Daughter   By: (1863-1924)

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By Gene Stratton Porter


I. "What Kind of Shoes Are the Shoes You Wear?" II. Cotyledon of Multiflores Canyon III. The House of Dreams IV. Linda Starts a Revolution V. The Smoke of Battle VI. Jane Meredith VII. Trying Yucca VIII. The Bear Cat IX. One Hundred Per Cent Plus X. Katy to the Rescue XI. Assisting Providence XII. The Lay of the Land XIII. Leavening the Bread of Life XIV. Saturday's Child XV. Linda's Hearthstone XVI. Producing the Evidence XVII. A Rock and a Flame XVIII. Spanish Iris XIX. The Official Bug Catcher XX. The Cap Sheaf XXI. Shifting the Responsibility XXII. The End of Marian's Contest XXIII. The Day of Jubilee XXIV. Linda's First Party XXV. Buena Moza XXVI. A Mouse Nest XXVII. The Straight and Narrow XXVIII. Putting It Up to Peter XXIX. Katy Unburdens Her Mind XXX. Peter's Release XXXI. The End of Donald's Contest XXXII. How the Wasp Built Her Nest XXXIII. The Lady of the Iris

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LINDA STRONG, Her Father's Daughter DR. ALEXANDER STRONG, a Great Nerve Specialist MRS. STRONG, His Wife EILEEN STRONG, Having Social Aspirations MR. AND MRS. THORNE, Neighbors of the Strongs MARIAN THORNE, a Dreamer of Houses JOHN GILMAN, a Man of Law PETER MORRISON, an Author HENRY ANDERSON, an Architect DONALD WHITING, a High School Senior MARY LOUISE WHITING, His Sister JUDGE AND MRS. WHITING, a Man of Law and a Woman of Culture KATHERINE O' DONOVAN, the Strong Cook OKA SAYYE, a High School Senior JAMES HEITMAN, Accidentally Rich MRS. CAROLINE HEITMAN, His Wife

CHAPTER I. "What Kind of Shoes Are the Shoes You Wear?"

"What makes you wear such funny shoes?"

Linda Strong thrust forward a foot and critically examined the narrow vamp, the projecting sole, the broad, low heel of her well worn brown calfskin shoe. Then her glance lifted to the face of Donald Whiting, one of the most brilliant and popular seniors of the high school. Her eyes narrowed in a manner habitual to her when thinking intently.

"Never you mind my shoes," she said deliberately. "Kindly fix your attention on my head piece. When you see me allowing any Jap in my class to make higher grades than I do, then I give you leave to say anything you please concerning my head."

An angry red rushed to the boy's face. It was an irritating fact that in the senior class of that particular Los Angeles high school a Japanese boy stood at the head. This was embarrassing to every senior.

"I say," said Donald Whiting, "I call that a mean thrust."

"I have a particular reason," said Linda.

"And I have 'a particular reason'," said Donald, "for being interested in your shoes."

Linda laughed suddenly. When Linda laughed, which was very seldom, those within hearing turned to look at her. Hers was not a laugh that can be achieved. There were a few high places on the peak of Linda's soul, and on one of them homed a small flock of notes of rapture; notes as sweet as the voice of the white banded mockingbird of Argentina.

"How surprising!" exclaimed Linda. "We have been attending the same school for three years; now, you stop me suddenly to tell me that you are interested in the shape of my shoes."

"I have been watching them all the time," said Donald. "Can't understand why any girl wants to be so different. Why don't you dress your hair the same as the other girls and wear the same kind of clothes and shoes?"

"Now look here," interposed Linda "You are flying the track.I am willing to justify my shoes, if I can, but here you go including my dress and a big psychological problem, as well; but I think perhaps the why of the shoes will explain the remainder. Does the name 'Alexander Strong' mean anything to you?"

"The great nerve specialist?" asked Donald... Continue reading book >>

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