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Where There's A Will - Chapter 28. Love, Love, Love Where There's A Will - Chapter 28. Love, Love, Love

Where There's A Will - Chapter 28. Love, Love, Love
CHAPTER XXVIII. LOVE, LOVE, LOVEEven if we hadn't known, we'd have guessed there was something in the air. There was an air of subdued excitement during the rest hour in the spring-house, and a good bit of whispering and laughing, in groups which would break up with faces as long as the moral law the moment they saw my eye on them. They were planning a mutiny, as you may say, and I guess no sailors on a pirate ship were more afraid of the captain's fist than they were of Mr. Pierce's disapproval. He'd been smart enough to see that... Long Stories - Post by : steve66 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 2249

Where There's A Will - Chapter 27. A Cupboard Full Of Rye Where There's A Will - Chapter 27. A Cupboard Full Of Rye

Where There's A Will - Chapter 27. A Cupboard Full Of Rye
CHAPTER XXVII. A CUPBOARD FULL OF RYEDoctor Barnes came to me at the news stand the next morning before gymnasium. "Well," he said, "you look as busy as a dog with fleas. Have you heard the glad tidings?" "What?" I asked without much spirit. "I've heard considerable tidings lately, and not much of it has cheered me up any." He leaned over and ran his fingers up through his hair. "You know, Miss Minnie," he said, "somebody ought kindly to kill our friend Thoburn, or he'll come to a bad end." "Shall I do it, or will you?" I said, filling... Long Stories - Post by : steve66 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 1136

Where There's A Will - Chapter 26. Over The Fence Is Out Where There's A Will - Chapter 26. Over The Fence Is Out

Where There's A Will - Chapter 26. Over The Fence Is Out
CHAPTER XXVI. OVER THE FENCE IS OUT"WELL!" she said, and stood staring. Then she smiled--I guess our faces were funny. "May I come in?" she asked, and without waiting she came in and closed the door. "You DO look cozy!" she said, and shook herself free of snow. Mr. Dick had turned white. He got up with his eyes on her, and twice he opened his mouth and couldn't speak. He backed, still watching her, to his wife, and stood in front of her, as if to protect her. Mr. Sam got his voice first. "B--bad night for a walk," he... Long Stories - Post by : steve66 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 1556

Where There's A Will - Chapter 25. The First Fruits Where There's A Will - Chapter 25. The First Fruits

Where There's A Will - Chapter 25. The First Fruits
CHAPTER XXV. THE FIRST FRUITSBy Friday of that week you would hardly have known any of them. The fat ones were thinner and the thin ones fatter, and Miss Julia Summers could put her whole hand inside her belt. And they were pleasant. They'd sit down to a supper of ham and eggs and apple sauce, and yell for more apple sauce, and every evening in the billiard room they got up two weighing pools, one for the ones who wanted to reduce, and one for the people who wanted to gain. Everybody put in a dollar, and at gymnasium hour... Long Stories - Post by : steve66 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 2121

Where There's A Will - Chapter 24. Like Ducks To Water Where There's A Will - Chapter 24. Like Ducks To Water

Where There's A Will - Chapter 24. Like Ducks To Water
CHAPTER XXIV. LIKE DUCKS TO WATERThey took to it like ducks take to water. Not, of course, that they didn't kick about making their own beds and having military discipline generally. They complained a lot, but when after three days went by with the railroad running as much on schedule as it ever does, they were all still there, and Mr. Jennings had limped out and spent a half-hour at the wood-pile with his gouty foot on a cushion, I saw it was a success. I ought to have been glad. I was, although when Mrs. Dicky found they were all... Long Stories - Post by : steve66 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 1836

Where There's A Will - Chapter 23. Back To Nature Where There's A Will - Chapter 23. Back To Nature

Where There's A Will - Chapter 23. Back To Nature
CHAPTER XXIII. BACK TO NATUREWe gave them a good supper and Mr. Pierce ordered claret served without extra charge. By eight o'clock they were all in better humor, and when they'd gathered in the lobby Miss Summers gave an imitation of Marie Dressler doing the Salome dance. Every now and then somebody would look out and say it was still snowing, and with the memory of the drifts and the cold stove in the railroad station behind them, they'd gather closer around the fire and insist that they would go as soon as the road was cleared. But with the exception... Long Stories - Post by : steve66 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 779

Where There's A Will - Chapter 22. Home To Roost Where There's A Will - Chapter 22. Home To Roost

Where There's A Will - Chapter 22. Home To Roost
CHAPTER XXII. HOME TO ROOSTI couldn't stand any more. It was all over! I rushed to my room and threw myself on the bed. At two-thirty I heard the bus come to the porte-cochere under my window and then drive away; that was the last straw. I put a pillow over my head so nobody could hear me, and then and there I had hysterics. I knew I was having them, and I wasn't ashamed. I'd have exploded if I hadn't. And then somebody jerked the pillow away and I looked up, with my eyes swollen almost shut, and it was... Long Stories - Post by : steve66 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 3020

Where There's A Will - Chapter 21. The Mutiny Where There's A Will - Chapter 21. The Mutiny

Where There's A Will - Chapter 21. The Mutiny
CHAPTER XXI. THE MUTINYThey went to the house together, he carrying Arabella like a sick baby and Miss Patty beside him. As far as I could see they didn't speak a word to each other, but once or twice I saw her turn and look up at him as if she was puzzled. I closed the door and stood just inside, looking at father's picture over the mantel. As sure as I stood there, the eyes were fixed on the spring, and I sensed, as you may say, what they meant. I went over and looked down into the spring, and... Long Stories - Post by : steve66 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 1147

Where There's A Will - Chapter 18. Miss Cobb's Burglar Where There's A Will - Chapter 18. Miss Cobb's Burglar

Where There's A Will - Chapter 18. Miss Cobb's Burglar
CHAPTER XVIII. MISS COBB'S BURGLARI went to bed early that night. What with worrying and being alternately chilled by tramping through the snow and roasted as if I was sitting on a volcano with an eruption due, I was about all in. We'd been obliged to tell Mrs. Sam about the Summers woman, and I had to put hot flannels on her from nine to ten. She was quieter when I left her, but, as I told Mr. Sam, it was the stillness of despair, not resignation. I guess it was about four o'clock in the morning when a hand slid... Long Stories - Post by : Rowdy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 1968

Where There's A Will - Chapter 17. A Bunch Of Letters Where There's A Will - Chapter 17. A Bunch Of Letters

Where There's A Will - Chapter 17. A Bunch Of Letters
CHAPTER XVII. A BUNCH OF LETTERSWhen people went down to breakfast the next morning they found a card hanging on the office door with a half dozen new rules on it, and when I went out to the spring-house the guests were having an indignation meeting in the sun parlor, with the bishop in the chair, and Senator Biggs, so wobbly he could hardly stand, making a speech. I tried to see Mr. Pierce, but early as it was he had gone for a walk, taking Arabella with him. So I called a conference at the shelter-house--Miss Patty, Mr. and Mrs.... Long Stories - Post by : Rowdy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 3420

Where There's A Will - Chapter 16. Stop, Thief! Where There's A Will - Chapter 16. Stop, Thief!

Where There's A Will - Chapter 16. Stop, Thief!
CHAPTER XVI. STOP, THIEF!I was pretty nervous when I took charge of the news stand that evening. Amanda King had an appointment with the dentist and had left everything topsyturvey. I was still straightening up when people began to come down to dinner. Miss Cobb walked over to the news stand, and she'd cut the white yoke out of her purple silk. She looked very dressy, although somewhat thin. "Everybody has dressed for dinner to-night, Minnie," she informed me. "We didn't want Mr. von Inwald to have a wrong idea of American society, especially after Mr. Carter's ridiculous conduct this afternoon,... Long Stories - Post by : Rowdy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 1629

Where There's A Will - Chapter 15. The Prince, With Apologies Where There's A Will - Chapter 15. The Prince, With Apologies

Where There's A Will - Chapter 15. The Prince, With Apologies
CHAPTER XV. THE PRINCE, WITH APOLOGIESTillie brought the supper basket for the shelter-house about six o'clock and sat down for a minute by the fire. She said Mr. Pierce (Carter to her) had started out with a gun about five o'clock. It was foolish, but it made me uneasy. "They've gone plumb crazy over that Mr. von Inwald," she declared. "It makes me tired. How do they know he's anything but what he says he is? He may be a messenger from the emperor of Austria, and he may be selling flannel chest protectors. Miss Cobb's all set up; she's talking... Long Stories - Post by : Rowdy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 1067

Where There's A Will - Chapter 14. Pierce Disapproves Where There's A Will - Chapter 14. Pierce Disapproves

Where There's A Will - Chapter 14. Pierce Disapproves
CHAPTER XIV. PIERCE DISAPPROVESMrs. Hutchins came out to the spring-house the next morning. She was dressed in a black silk with real lace collar and cuffs, and she was so puffed up with pride that she forgot to be nasty to me. "I thought I'd better come to you, Minnie," she said. "There seems to be nobody in authority here any more. Mr. Carter has put the--has put Mr. von Inwald in the north wing. I can not imagine why he should have given him the coldest and most disagreeable part of the house." I said I'd speak to Mr. Carter... Long Stories - Post by : Rowdy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 1145

Where There's A Will - Chapter 13. The Prince--Principally Where There's A Will - Chapter 13. The Prince--Principally

Where There's A Will - Chapter 13. The Prince--Principally
CHAPTER XIII. THE PRINCE--PRINCIPALLYIt was all well enough for me to say--as I had to to Tillie many a time--that it was ridiculous to make a fuss over a person for what, after all, was an accident of birth. It was well enough for me to say that it was only by chance that I wasn't strutting about with a crown on my head and a man blowing a trumpet to let folks know I was coming, and by the same token and the same chance Prince Oskar might have been a red-haired spring-house girl, breaking the steels in her figure... Long Stories - Post by : Rowdy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 2227

Where There's A Will - Chapter 12. We Get A Doctor Where There's A Will - Chapter 12. We Get A Doctor

Where There's A Will - Chapter 12. We Get A Doctor
CHAPTER XII. WE GET A DOCTORI had my hands full the next day. We'd had another snow-storm during the night and the trains were blocked again. About ten o'clock we got a telegram from the new doctor we'd been expecting, that he'd fallen on the ice on his way to the train and broken his arm, and at eleven a delegation from the guests waited on Mr. Pierce and told him they'd have to have a house physician at once. Senator Biggs was the spokesman. He said that, personally, he couldn't remain another day without one; that he should be under... Long Stories - Post by : Rowdy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 2524

Where There's A Will - Chapter 11. Miss Patty's Prince Where There's A Will - Chapter 11. Miss Patty's Prince

Where There's A Will - Chapter 11. Miss Patty's Prince
CHAPTER XI. MISS PATTY'S PRINCEI dragged myself back to the spring-house and dropped in front of the fire. What with worry and no sleep and now this new complication I was dead as yesterday's newspaper. I sat there on the floor with my hands around my knees, thinking what to do next, and as I sat there, the crayon enlargement of father on the spring-house wall began to shake its head from side to side, and then I saw it hold out its hand and point a finger at me. "Cut and run, Minnie," it said. "Get out from under! Go... Long Stories - Post by : Rowdy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 2002

Where There's A Will - Chapter 8. And Mr. Moody Indigestion Where There's A Will - Chapter 8. And Mr. Moody Indigestion

Where There's A Will - Chapter 8. And Mr. Moody Indigestion
CHAPTER VIII. AND MR. MOODY INDIGESTIONMr. Moody took indigestion that night--not but that he always had it, but this was worse--and Mrs. Moody came to my room about two o'clock and knocked at the door. "You'd better come," she said. "There's no doctor, and he's awful bad. Blames you, too; he says you made him take a salt rub." "My land," I snapped, trying to find my bedroom slippers, "I didn't make him take clam chowder for supper, and that's what's the matter with him. He's going on a strained rice diet, that's what he's going to do. I've got to... Long Stories - Post by : Rowdy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 1763

Where There's A Will - Chapter 7. Mr. Pierce Acquires A Wife Where There's A Will - Chapter 7. Mr. Pierce Acquires A Wife

Where There's A Will - Chapter 7. Mr. Pierce Acquires A Wife
CHAPTER VII. MR. PIERCE ACQUIRES A WIFEWhoever has charge of the spring-house at Hope Springs takes the news stand in the evening. That's an old rule. The news stand includes tobacco and a circulating library, and is close to the office, and if I missed any human nature at the spring I got it there. If you can't tell all about a man by the way he asks for mineral water and drinks it, by the time you've supplied his literature and his tobacco and heard him grumbling over his bill at the office, you've got a line on him and... Long Stories - Post by : Rowdy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 1061

Where There's A Will - Chapter 6. The Conspiracy Where There's A Will - Chapter 6. The Conspiracy

Where There's A Will - Chapter 6. The Conspiracy
CHAPTER VI. THE CONSPIRACYI'm not making any excuses. I did it for the best. In any sort of crisis there are always folks who stand around and wring their hands and say, "What shall we do?" And then if it's a fire and somebody has had enough sense to send for the engines, they say: "Just look at what the water did!" Although as far as I can see I'm the only one that suffered any damage. If Mr. Thoburn had not been there, sitting by to see the old sanatorium die so it could sprout wings and fly as a... Long Stories - Post by : Rowdy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 1987

Where There's A Will - Chapter 5. Wanted--An Owner Where There's A Will - Chapter 5. Wanted--An Owner

Where There's A Will - Chapter 5. Wanted--An Owner
CHAPTER V. WANTED--AN OWNERI have never reproached Miss Patty, but if she had only given me the letter to read or had told me the whole truth instead of a part of it, I would have understood, and things would all have been different. It is all very well for her to say that I looked worried enough already, and that anyhow it was a family affair. I SHOULD HAVE BEEN TOLD. All she did was to come up to me as I stood in the spring, with her face perfectly white, and ask me if my Dicky Carter was the... Long Stories - Post by : Rowdy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Roberts Rinehart - Read : 1390