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The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 25. Back Home The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 25. Back Home

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 25. Back Home
CHAPTER XXV. BACK HOMEBetty Nelson's chums stared at her. So did Mr. Blackford. Betty herself, with flushed cheeks and flashing eyes, looked at them all in turn. Her idea had stimulated her. "What--how--I don't see--" stammered Mr. Blackford. "If you--" "It's this way!" cried Betty, all enthusiasm. "You know you can transfer money by telegraph in a very short time--it only takes a few minutes to do it--really it's quicker than an airship," and she smiled at Mr. Blackford. "That's so," he admitted. "I see now." "I'll have my father telegraph the five hundred dollars to me at Judgeville," explained Betty.... Long Stories - Post by : sparky - Date : May 2012 - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 1186

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 24. By Telegraph The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 24. By Telegraph

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 24. By Telegraph
CHAPTER XXIV. BY TELEGRAPHThe man stared at the girls as if he could not believe what Betty had said. A strange look came over his face. "If this is a joke, please drop it," he began. "I am almost crazy as it is. I don't know what I am doing. I--" "It isn't a joke!" declared Betty. "It may sound strange, but it's all true. We did find your bill, under the railroad bridge in Deepdale. It's in my father's safe now." "That's great--it's fine. I'd given it up long ago. I advertised, and put up a notice in the post-office,... Long Stories - Post by : sparky - Date : May 2012 - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 2523

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 20. The Boy Peddler The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 20. The Boy Peddler

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 20. The Boy Peddler
CHAPTER XX. THE BOY PEDDLER"What are we to do?" asked Amy, in dismay. "We can't leave her here," added Mollie, and at the word "leave" the child broke into a fresh burst of tears. "I'se losted!" she sobbed. "I don't got no home! I tan't find muvver! Don't go 'way!" "Bless your heart, we won't," consoled Betty, still smoothing the tousled hair. "We'll take you home. Which way do you live?" "Dat way," answered the child, pointing in the direction from which the girls had come. "Oh, dear!" exclaimed Grace. "Have we got to go all the way back again?" "Me... Long Stories - Post by : sparky - Date : May 2012 - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 1370

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 19. A Little Lost Girl The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 19. A Little Lost Girl

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 19. A Little Lost Girl
CHAPTER XIX. A LITTLE LOST GIRL"What are you doing here? Who are you? How long have you been here? Is Mrs. Black in there?" These questions were fairly shot at the girls, who stood in rather embarrassed silence on the porch. The sun was now breaking through the clouds in warm splendor, and they took this for a good omen. "Well, why don't you answer?" demanded the rather aggressive woman. "I can't see what you are doing here!" She stuck her umbrella in the soft earth along the graveled walk. "We--we came in to shut the windows," said Amy, gently. A... Long Stories - Post by : sparky - Date : May 2012 - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 1734

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 18. Relieved The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 18. Relieved

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 18. Relieved
CHAPTER XVIII. RELIEVEDThat Betty's suggestion was the most sensible one which could have been made they were all willing to admit when they had thought of it for a little while. "Of course it is possible for us to go out in this storm, and tramp on to Broxton," said Betty. "But would it be wise?" "Indeed not!" exclaimed Grace, as she glanced down at her trim suit, which the little wetting received in the dash to the house had not spoiled. "If we were boys we might do it, but, as it is--" "I won't admit that we can't do... Long Stories - Post by : sparky - Date : May 2012 - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 2525

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 17. In Charge The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 17. In Charge

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 17. In Charge
CHAPTER XVII. IN CHARGE"No one here? What do you mean?" "Betty Nelson, what a strange thing to say!" "Of course there must be some one here. They're only upstairs, maybe, shutting the windows there." Thus spoke Mollie, Grace and Amy in turn. Betty listened patiently, and then suggested: "Just hearken for a minute, and see if you think anyone is upstairs shutting windows." Then all listened intently. There was not a sound save that caused by the storm, which seemed to increase in fury instead of diminishing. "There is no one here," went on Betty positively. "We are all alone in... Long Stories - Post by : sparky - Date : May 2012 - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 870

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 16. The Deserted House The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 16. The Deserted House

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 16. The Deserted House
CHAPTER XVI. THE DESERTED HOUSEThe girls screamed in concert, and whose voice was the loudest was a matter that was in doubt. Not that the Little Captain and her chums lingered long to determine. The bear stopped short in the middle of the road, standing on its hind legs, waving its huge forepaws, and lolling its head from side to side in a sort of Comical amazement. "Run! Run!" screamed Betty. "To the woods!" "Oh! Oh! Oh!" That seemed the extent of Mollie's vocabulary just then. "Climb a tree," was the advice of Grace. "Is he coming? Is it coming after... Long Stories - Post by : sparky - Date : May 2012 - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 1425

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 15. 'It's A Bear!' The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 15. "It's A Bear!"

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 15. 'It's A Bear!'
CHAPTER XV. "IT'S A BEAR!""What can we do?" It was Grace who asked the question. It was Betty, the Little Captain, who answered it. "We must stop the train," she said. "We must wave something red at it. Red always means danger." "Mollie's tie," exclaimed Amy. Mollie was wearing a bright vermilion scarf knotted about the collar of her blouse. "It isn't big enough," decided Betty. "But we must do something. That man said the train would come along soon. It's an express. A slow train might not go off the track, as the break is only a small one. But... Long Stories - Post by : sparky - Date : May 2012 - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 2902

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 14. The Broken Rail The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 14. The Broken Rail

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 14. The Broken Rail
CHAPTER XIV. THE BROKEN RAILDumb amazement held the girls in suspense for a moment. Then came a chorus of cries. "Mollie, you never did that!" "Forgot our lunch!" "And we're so hungry!" "Oh, Mollie, how could you?" "You don't suppose I did it on purpose; do you?" flashed back the guilty one, as she looked at the three pairs of tragic, half-indignant and hopeless eyes fastened on her. "Of course you didn't," returned Betty. "But, oh, Mollie, is it really gone? Did you leave it there?" "Well, I haven't it with me, none of you have, and I don't remember picking... Long Stories - Post by : sparky - Date : May 2012 - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 3014

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 10. On The Wrong Road The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 10. On The Wrong Road

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 10. On The Wrong Road
CHAPTER X. ON THE WRONG ROADMolly, for a moment, looked as if she wanted to cry from sheer vexation, for the getting ready to start had been trying on all of them. Then the humor of the situation appealed to her, and she exclaimed, as the solemn-eyed twins drew: nearer: "Dodo--Paul--what does this mean? Go back home at once! Mamma will be dreadfully worried about you. Go back." "We tum too," lisped Dodo. "We go for walk wit oo, Mollie," Paul added. "The little dears!" murmured Amy. "You wouldn't say so if you had to go all the way back with... Long Stories - Post by : sparky - Date : May 2012 - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 1465

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 9. Off On The Tour The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 9. Off On The Tour

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 9. Off On The Tour
CHAPTER IX. OFF ON THE TOUR"How do we look?" "Don't you think these skirts are too short?" "Isn't it fine to have--pockets?" "Oh, Grace Ford! You'll never be able to walk in those shoes! Girls, just look at those French heels!" It was Amy who spoke. "They're not French!" declared Grace, driven to self-defense. "They're a modified Cuban." "Not enough modification, then; that's what I say!" exclaimed Mollie, the three expressions which opened this chapter having come from Betty, Grace and Amy, respectively. "They're of the French--Frenchy, Grace, my dear!" "I don't care! I tried to get fitted in the kind... Long Stories - Post by : sparky - Date : May 2012 - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 2839

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 8. Closing Days The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 8. Closing Days

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 8. Closing Days
CHAPTER VIII. CLOSING DAYS"Oh, Will, do hurry! My dress will be ruined!" Thus called Grace, as she frantically waved to her brother to hasten his stroke. "Huh!" he panted. "Dress! A nice time to think--of dresses--when they're--almost sinking!" "Are they--do you think they'll sink--and be drowned?" faltered Percy. "They may sink--they're not very likely to be drowned, though," grunted Will, as he glanced over his shoulder to get his course straight. "They can all swim. Pull on your left more. We'll pass 'em if you don't!" "Sink! I can't--I can't swim. Oh, dear!" cried Percy. "I know it. That's why I... Long Stories - Post by : sparky - Date : May 2012 - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 1033

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 7. To The Rescue The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 7. To The Rescue

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 7. To The Rescue
CHAPTER VII. TO THE RESCUERapidly the water rose in the boat. It had now set the bottom boards more fully afloat, and the girls in vain tried to raise their feet out of the incoming flood. They stared at the swirling water, fascinated for the moment. "Girls, we simply must do something!" cried Betty, usually the one to take the initiative. "Row ashore! Row ashore!" begged Amy. "It's so deep out here." "It isn't much shallower near shore," remarked Mollie. "What can have become of that plug?" and, pulling in her oars she began feeling about in the bottom of the... Long Stories - Post by : sparky - Date : May 2012 - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 3355

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 6. The Leaky Boat The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 6. The Leaky Boat

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 6. The Leaky Boat
CHAPTER VI. THE LEAKY BOATThere was a moment of silence, and then the relieved voice of Betty was heard to say: "Oh, it's Grace. I'm so glad. I thought--" "What are you doing here?" asked the newcomer. It was evident from her rather mumbled words--which mumbling I have been unable to reproduce in cold type--that Grace was eating candy. "Have some chocolate?" she went on, holding out a bag. "Oh, Grace! Chocolate at such a time as this!" rebuked Betty, her mind filled with the story she had just heard. "Why, what's the matter with the time?" "Amy is in there,"... Long Stories - Post by : sparky - Date : May 2012 - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 3373

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 5. Amy's Mystery The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 5. Amy's Mystery

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 5. Amy's Mystery
CHAPTER V. AMY'S MYSTERYBetty was quick to comprehend the cruel words, and in an instant she had crumpled the anonymous scrawl in her hand. But she was the fraction of a second too late. Amy had read it. Betty heard the sound of Amy's sigh, and then the catch in her breath. She turned quickly. "Amy!" cried Betty. "Did you see it? Oh, my dear! The meanness of it! The awful meanness! Oh, Amy, my dear!" and she put her arms around her trembling companion. "Oh, if I only knew who sent it!" "I--I can guess!" faltered Amy. "Who?" "Alice Jallow."... Long Stories - Post by : sparky - Date : May 2012 - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 2080

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 4. A Taunt The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 4. A Taunt

The Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale - Chapter 4. A Taunt
CHAPTER IV. A TAUNTWith a great crash, a deluge of rain, a wind that swept the spray across the school room, and the rumbling of thunder, punctuated by vivid, hissing flashes of lightning, the storm broke. At once the tension--that of nature as well as that of the nerves of the girls--was relieved. A sound, like a great sigh, was heard in the room. There were one or two faint cries, some laughter, and the members of the class were themselves again. The balance had been restored. "She will be all right presently," said Miss Greene, quietly, as she helped place... Long Stories - Post by : marketing - Date : May 2012 - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 2649

The Outdoor Girls In The Saddle - Chapter 25. Innocent The Outdoor Girls In The Saddle - Chapter 25. Innocent

The Outdoor Girls In The Saddle - Chapter 25. Innocent
CHAPTER XXV. INNOCENT"That was good, Allen," said Mr. Nelson appreciatively, as the young fellow rejoined the group. "You've licked him in fine shape." "And we want to thank you for the way you have handled things for us, Allen," added Mrs. Nelson, warmly. "We might have got into all sorts of trouble if it hadn't been for you." The young lawyer was tremendously embarrassed by this praise, though Betty was aglow with it. It was splendid to have her family so fond of Allen. The latter noticed her silence, and under cover of the general conversation commented upon it. "How feels... Long Stories - Post by : tuanor - Date : May 2012 - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 1832

The Outdoor Girls In The Saddle - Chapter 24. The End Of Peter Levine The Outdoor Girls In The Saddle - Chapter 24. The End Of Peter Levine

The Outdoor Girls In The Saddle - Chapter 24. The End Of Peter Levine
CHAPTER XXIV. THE END OF PETER LEVINEThe crowd scattered as the Outdoor Girls came whirling down into its midst, but in an instant it had closed about them again. They dismounted, leaving their excited horses to go where they would, and pushed their way through to the group that seemed to be the center of all this wild demonstration. And when they saw Meggy, fairly weeping with joy, and old Dan Higgins, holding a handful of precious golden nuggets, they nearly went mad themselves. They kissed and hugged Meggy till she cried aloud for mercy. They kissed and hugged old Dan,... Long Stories - Post by : tuanor - Date : May 2012 - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 3404

The Outdoor Girls In The Saddle - Chapter 23. Great Days The Outdoor Girls In The Saddle - Chapter 23. Great Days

The Outdoor Girls In The Saddle - Chapter 23. Great Days
CHAPTER XXIII. GREAT DAYSThat very afternoon Allen composed a letter to Paul Loup's concert manager--advised and censored by the girls, of course--and they all rode off to town to mail it in time to catch the four o'clock outgoing mail. "Now," said Mollie, as, this duty well performed, they started back to the ranch, "I feel better. We've started something, anyway." "Let's hope that we can finish it," added Grace, dubiously. They did not expect an answer to this epistle within ten days, and in the meantime they found plenty to keep them busy around the ranch. Progress at the mines... Long Stories - Post by : tuanor - Date : May 2012 - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 1801

The Outdoor Girls In The Saddle - Chapter 22. The Plan The Outdoor Girls In The Saddle - Chapter 22. The Plan

The Outdoor Girls In The Saddle - Chapter 22. The Plan
CHAPTER XXII. THE PLANCertainly the girls had never expected such startling developments from Mollie's simple little ruse to find out who the mysterious Hermit of Gold Run was. In the beginning it had been something of a lark, and they never dreamed that their interest and curiosity would uncover such a tragedy. However, they were not at all in sympathy with Betty's conviction that Paul Loup had not really killed his brother. "I don't see how you get that way, Betty," Grace argued hotly. "We all feel as sorry for the hermit as you do, but we have his own word... Long Stories - Post by : tuanor - Date : May 2012 - Author : Laura Lee Hope - Read : 968