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Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 26. What Mary Louise Accomplished Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 26. What Mary Louise Accomplished

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 26. What Mary Louise Accomplished
CHAPTER XXVI. WHAT MARY LOUISE ACCOMPLISHEDI am quite sure it is unnecessary to relate in detail the scene that followed Mary Louise's introduction or the excited inquiries and explanations which naturally ensued. To those present the scene was intensely dramatic and never to be forgotten, but such a meeting between father and daughter is considered too sacred to be described here.Mary Louise's intuition had not played her false. She had found at the Congress Hotel another Jason Jones, far different from the one she had known, and a few questions elicited the fact that he was indeed the father of Alora.... Long Stories - Post by : JuvioSuccess - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 1895

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 25. Jason Jones Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 25. Jason Jones

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 25. Jason Jones
CHAPTER XXV. JASON JONESThe Colonel and Peter Conant had just entered the drawing room of the suite at the hotel and found Mary Louise absent. This was unusual and unaccountable and they were wondering what could have become of the girl when the door suddenly burst open and Josie's clear voice cried triumphantly:"I've got her! I've captured the missing heiress at last!"Both men, astonished, rose to their feet as Alora entered and with a burst of tears threw her arms around the old Colonel's neck. For a few moments the tableau was dramatic, all being speechless with joy at the reunion.... Long Stories - Post by : ow24160 - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 3601

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 24. An Interruption Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 24. An Interruption

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 24. An Interruption
CHAPTER XXIV. AN INTERRUPTION"Before you sign this promissory note," remarked Janet Orme, as Alora reluctantly seated herself at the table, "you must perform the other part of your agreement and give me the present address of your father, Jason Jones.""He lives in Dorfield," said Alora."Write his street number--here, on this separate sheet."The girl complied."Is it a private house, or is it a studio?""A cottage. Father doesn't paint any more.""That is very sensible of him," declared the nurse; "yet I wonder how he can resist painting. He has always had a passion for the thing and in the old days was never... Long Stories - Post by : andrewteg - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 2269

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 23. Mary Louise Has An Intuition Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 23. Mary Louise Has An Intuition

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 23. Mary Louise Has An Intuition
CHAPTER XXIII. MARY LOUISE HAS AN INTUITION"I wish, Josie," said Mary Louise dolefully, "you'd let me help in this search for Alora.""I'd be glad to, dear, if I could think of a single thing you can do," replied her friend. "Just now I'm on the most tedious task imaginable-- visiting the army of cab-drivers--horse and taxi--here in Chicago and trying to find the one who carried a woman and a girl away from the Blackington at six o'clock that eventful Tuesday morning.""Have you met with any success, at all?" asked Mary Louise."That question proves you're not fitted for detective work," Josie... Long Stories - Post by : mrtwist - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 1900

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 22. A Compromise Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 22. A Compromise

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 22. A Compromise
CHAPTER XXII. A COMPROMISE"If I had any money of my own," Alora said to Janet Orme on the morning of the twelfth day of imprisonment, "I would gladly pay it to free."Janet flashed a quick glance at her. "Do you mean that?" she asked with ill-suppressed eagerness."I do, indeed," declared the girl, moaning dismally; "but I never have a cent to call my own."Janet sat still, for some time, thinking."I, too, wish you were free," she admitted, resuming the conversation, "for my position as jailer obliges me to share your confinement, and it's wearing on me, as it is on you.... Long Stories - Post by : sbeard - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 2436

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 21. The Price Of Liberty Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 21. The Price Of Liberty

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 21. The Price Of Liberty
CHAPTER XXI. THE PRICE OF LIBERTYAlora, being in the main a sensible girl, strove to make the best of her unpleasant predicament. She longed to notify Mary Louise that she was safe and well and in answer to her pleadings Janet agreed she might write a letter to that effect, with no hint that she was imprisoned or where she could be found, and the nurse would mail it for her. So Alora wrote the letter and showed it to Janet, who could find no fault with its wording and promised to mail it when she went out to market, which... Long Stories - Post by : andrewteg - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 1856

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 20. Janet's Triumph Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 20. Janet's Triumph

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 20. Janet's Triumph
CHAPTER XX. JANET'S TRIUMPHAlora stood by the door, irresolute, wondering what to do. It occurred to her that she was not much afraid of Janet Orme. She had been trapped in order to bleed her father of money; it was all her father's fault-- his fault and Janet's."Suppose you help me get our breakfast," suggested the nurse, coolly. "It will take your mind off your trouble and keep you from brooding. I admit I'm hungry, and I'm sure you'll feel better for a cup of coffee."She passed into another room, as she spoke, and Alora, realizing the hall door could not... Long Stories - Post by : JuvioSuccess - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 3261

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 19. Decoyed Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 19. Decoyed

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 19. Decoyed
CHAPTER XIX. DECOYEDThe excitement of being once more in a big city rendered Alora Jones wakeful on that eventful Tuesday morning following her arrival in Chicago. At daybreak she rose and peered trough the window into a gray and unimpressive side street; then, disinclined to return to bed, she slowly began dressing.Presently a sharp knock sounded upon her door. Somewhat surprised, she opened it far enough to see a middle-aged woman attired in nurse's uniform standing in the dim hallway."Miss Jones? Miss Alora Jones?" questioned the woman in a soft voice."Yes; what is it?""I've a message for you. May I come... Long Stories - Post by : ben.g - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 3563

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 18. On The Trail Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 18. On The Trail

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 18. On The Trail
CHAPTER XVIII. ON THE TRAILJosie O'Gorman loved mysteries for their own sake. She loved them because they required solutions, and to solve a mystery is not only interesting but requires a definite amount of talent. Since she was a wee thing perched on her father's knee, Officer O'Gorman had flooded her ears with the problems he daily encountered, had turned the problems inside out and canvassed them from every possible viewpoint, questioning the child if this, or that, was most probable. By this odd method he not only enjoyed the society of his beloved daughter but argued himself, through shrewd reasoning,... Long Stories - Post by : sbeard - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 2657

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 17. The Disappearance Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 17. The Disappearance

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 17. The Disappearance
CHAPTER XVII. THE DISAPPEARANCEThe train was late getting into Chicago that Monday night. Colonel Hathaway took Mary Louise and Alora to the Blackington, but the hotel was so crowded that the girls could not get adjoining rooms. However, they secured rooms just across the hall from one another and the Colonel's room was but two doors removed from that of his granddaughter, so the three were not greatly separated."Never mind, dear," said Mary Louise, as she kissed her friend good night; "to-morrow we go aboard the yacht, and that will be our home for a long time.""What time will you breakfast?"... Long Stories - Post by : gabby - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 3451

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 16. Alora Wins Her Way Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 16. Alora Wins Her Way

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 16. Alora Wins Her Way
CHAPTER XVI. ALORA WINS HER WAYMary Louise decided that Alora Jones improved on acquaintance. There were many admirable traits in her character that had lain dormant until developed by association with two girls of her own age who were themselves gentle and considerate. It is true that Alora at times was still headstrong and willful and unable to bridle her tongue when irritated, but neither Mary Louise nor Irene ever reproved her by word or look, so that she grew ashamed of her outbursts and when at home her father aroused her to anger she fled to her girl friends and... Long Stories - Post by : Dusty13 - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 1706

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 15. The Puzzle Becomes Intricate Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 15. The Puzzle Becomes Intricate

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 15. The Puzzle Becomes Intricate
CHAPTER XV. THE PUZZLE BECOMES INTRICATEAlora formed an immediate friendship for crippled Irene Macfarlane, first based on sympathy and afterward on genuine admiration. That one condemned to pass her entire life in a wicker wheel-chair should be so bright and cheerful, with no word of protest or even a reference to her own misfortune, was deemed wonderful by Alora, and she soon found that Irene had an excuse or explanation for every seeming annoyance her friends suffered and delighted to console them. At the same time she allowed no one to console her, because she declared she needed no consolation.Such a... Long Stories - Post by : best4you - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 2302

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 14. Home Again Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 14. Home Again

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 14. Home Again
CHAPTER XIV. HOME AGAINMr. Conant, who was Colonel Hathaway's lawyer and confidential agent, was at the train to meet his important client on his return to Dorfield. The first to alight from the coach was the Colonel, who greeted his lawyer with a cordial handclasp. Mary Louise kissed Peter Conant upon his impassive cheek and presented him to a pretty young girl who clung to her arm smiling, yet half bewildered by her arrival in a strange town. There seemed no one else with the party and Mr. Conant glanced over the crowd of passengers and said:"Mr. Jones did not accompany... Long Stories - Post by : ow24160 - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 2717

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 13. Dorfield Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 13. Dorfield

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 13. Dorfield
CHAPTER XIII. DORFIELDIn one of the middle-west states there is a delightful little city called Dorfield. It hasn't so many thousand inhabitants, but in all its aspects and its municipal equipment it is indeed a modern city. It has factories and a big farming community to support its streets of neat and progressive shops, and at the west side of the business district is a residence section where broad, wooded streets furnish the setting for many cozy homes. Some of the houses are old and picturesque, and some are new and imposing, but each has its flower-lit garden, its fruit and... Long Stories - Post by : Joe_Coon - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 668

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 12. Silvio's Gold Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 12. Silvio's Gold

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 12. Silvio's Gold
CHAPTER XII. SILVIO'S GOLDJason Jones urged his little car to its best speed until he gained his villa. Entering the ground, he was confronted by his factotum, the Italian, Silvio.He sprang out and approached the man."Is the prisoner safe?" he whispered."Certainly, Signore.""Is she still in the grape-house?""With the wine presses, Signore.""And she can't get out?""Unless she becomes small, like a rat, Signore."Jones glanced around suspiciously, then fixed his gaze on a little outbuilding of stone, with a tiled roof, which stood quite removed from the others of the group."Has she screamed, or cried out?" he asked the man."Not since I put... Long Stories - Post by : codebluenj - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 2350

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 11. Jason Jones Is Frightened Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 11. Jason Jones Is Frightened

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 11. Jason Jones Is Frightened
CHAPTER XI. JASON JONES IS FRIGHTENEDWhen Alora had retired to her bedroom that night Mary Louise told to her grandfather, who was her trusted confidant, all that the unhappy girl had related."Of course," she added, "Alora's explanations dispel my half formed suspicion that there is some mystery about Jason Jones. I now see that you were right, Gran'pa Jim, to laugh at me when I suggested such a thing, for in truth the man is easily understood once you become acquainted with his history. However, I now dislike him more than ever.""In justice to Jason Jones," remarked the old Colonel, "we... Long Stories - Post by : add2it - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 2297

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 11. Alora Speaks Frankly Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 11. Alora Speaks Frankly

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 11. Alora Speaks Frankly
CHAPTER XI. ALORA SPEAKS FRANKLYOn Saturday forenoon the Colonel engaged a carriage--a substantial one, this time--and with Mary Louise drove to Jason Jones' villa, so that Alora might return with them in time for lunch. They did not see the artist, who was somewhere about the grounds but kept out of view; but Alora was ready and waiting, her cheeks flushed and her eyes alight, and she slipped her foreign little straw satchel in the carriage and then quickly followed it, as if eager to be off."Father is rather disagreeable this morning," she asserted in a sharp voice, when they were... Long Stories - Post by : rlscott - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 2948

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 10. Mere Speculation Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 10. Mere Speculation

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 10. Mere Speculation
CHAPTER X. MERE SPECULATIONThe driver returned with the wheel. It fitted the axle but was some two or three inches larger in diameter than the other rear wheel and, moreover, it was flat on one side, so that when they started to conclude their journey the motion of the carriage was something startling--a "rock-a-bye baby ride" Mary Louise called it.But the wheels turned and the carriage progressed and when they were well on their way the girl said:"What do you think of that man, Gran'pa Jim?""Do you mean Alora's father, Jason Jones?""Yes, of course.""I am surprised at two things," said the... Long Stories - Post by : simkl - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 1169

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 9. Mary Louise Scents A Mystery Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 9. Mary Louise Scents A Mystery

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 9. Mary Louise Scents A Mystery
CHAPTER IX. MARY LOUISE SCENTS A MYSTERYColonel Hathaway instantly rose."I beg your pardon," said he. "I am Colonel James Hathaway, an American, and this is my granddaughter, Mary Louise Burrows. Our carriage met with an accident on the main road below and we wandered in here while waiting for repairs and chanced to meet your daughter. You are Mr. Jones, I believe?"He nodded, still standing in his place and regarding his visitors with unconcealed suspicion. Under his arm he held several books."Who informed you that I was living here?" he demanded."I was wholly unaware of the fact," said the Colonel, stiffly.... Long Stories - Post by : simkl - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 1122

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 8. Mary Louise Meets Alora Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 8. Mary Louise Meets Alora

Mary Louise Solves A Mystery - Chapter 8. Mary Louise Meets Alora
CHAPTER VIII. MARY LOUISE MEETS ALORAThe two stood motionless a moment, looking at the girl, and Mary Louise marked the graceful figure and attractive features with real delight. The Signorina Alora, as the man had called her, was nearly her own age--fifteen, Mary Louise judged her to be--and her golden hair and fair complexion proclaimed her an American. But now the girl's quick ears had detected presence, and she looked up with a startled expression, half fearful and half shy, and turned as if to fly. But in the next moment she had collected herself and advanced with hesitating steps to... Long Stories - Post by : ow24160 - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 3545