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Mistress Anne - Chapter 24. In Which St. Michael Finds Love In A Garden Mistress Anne - Chapter 24. In Which St. Michael Finds Love In A Garden

Mistress Anne - Chapter 24. In Which St. Michael Finds Love In A Garden
CHAPTER XXIV. In Which St. Michael Finds Love in a GardenTHE flowers in Marie-Louise's bowl were lilacs. And Marie-Louise, sitting up in bed, writing verses, was in pale mauve. Her windows were wide open, and the air from the river, laden with fragrance, swept through the room. The big house had been closed all winter. Austin had elected to spend the season in Florida, and had taken all of his household with him, including Anne. He had definitely retired from practice when Richard left him. "I can't carry it on alone, and I don't want to break in anybody else," he... Long Stories - Post by : bishop - Date : May 2012 - Author : Temple Bailey - Read : 2462

Mistress Anne - Chapter 20. In Which A Dresden-China Shepherdess And A Country Mouse Meet... Mistress Anne - Chapter 20. In Which A Dresden-China Shepherdess And A Country Mouse Meet...

Mistress Anne - Chapter 20. In Which A Dresden-China Shepherdess And A Country Mouse Meet...
CHAPTER XX. In Which a Dresden-China Shepherdess and a Country Mouse Meet on Common GroundMARIE-LOUISE'S room at Rose Acres was all in white with two tall candlesticks to light it, and a silver bowl for flowers. It was by means of the flowers in the bowl that Marie-Louise expressed her moods. There were days when scarlet flowers flamed, and other days when pale roses or violets or lilies suggested a less exotic state of mind. On the day when Anne Warfield arrived, the flowers in the bowl were yellow. Marie-Louise stayed in bed all of the morning. She had ordered the... Long Stories - Post by : bishop - Date : May 2012 - Author : Temple Bailey - Read : 2430

Mistress Anne - Chapter 19. In Which Christmas Comes To Crossroads Mistress Anne - Chapter 19. In Which Christmas Comes To Crossroads

Mistress Anne - Chapter 19. In Which Christmas Comes To Crossroads
CHAPTER XIX. In Which Christmas Comes to CrossroadsNANCY'S plans for Christmas were ambitious. She talked it over with Sulie Tyson. "I'll have Anne and her Uncle Rod. If she goes to him they will eat their Christmas dinner alone. Her cousins are to be out of town." Cousin Sulie agreed. She was a frail little woman, with gray hair drawn up from her forehead above a high-bred face. She spoke with earnestness on even the most trivial subjects. Now and then she had flashes of humor, but they were rare. Her life had been sad, and she had always been dependent.... Long Stories - Post by : bishop - Date : May 2012 - Author : Temple Bailey - Read : 1564

Mistress Anne - Chapter 18. In Which We Hear Once More Of A Sandalwood Fan Mistress Anne - Chapter 18. In Which We Hear Once More Of A Sandalwood Fan

Mistress Anne - Chapter 18. In Which We Hear Once More Of A Sandalwood Fan
CHAPTER XVIII. In Which We Hear Once More of a Sandalwood FanIN the winter which followed Richard often wondered if he were the same man who had ridden his old Ben up over the hills, and had said his solemn grace at his own candle-lighted table. It had been decided that he and Eve should wait until another year for their wedding. Richard wanted to get a good start. Eve was impatient, but acquiesced. It was not Richard's engagement, however, which gave to his life the effect of strangeness. It was, rather, his work, which swept him into a maelstrom of... Long Stories - Post by : bishop - Date : May 2012 - Author : Temple Bailey - Read : 3141

Mistress Anne - Chapter 17. In Which Fear Walks In A Storm Mistress Anne - Chapter 17. In Which Fear Walks In A Storm

Mistress Anne - Chapter 17. In Which Fear Walks In A Storm
CHAPTER XVII. In Which Fear Walks in a StormTHE "Mermaid," having swept like a bird out of the harbor, stopped at Coney Island. Marie-Louise wanted her fortune told. Eve wanted peanuts and pop-corn. "It will make me seem a little girl again." Marie-Louise, cool in her buff coat, shrugged her shoulders. "I was never allowed to be that kind of a little girl," she said, "but I think I'd like to try it for a day." Eve and Marie-Louise got on very well together. They spoke the same language. And if Marie-Louise was more artificial in some ways, she was more... Long Stories - Post by : bishop - Date : May 2012 - Author : Temple Bailey - Read : 1265

Mistress Anne - Chapter 16. In Which Pan Pipes To The Stars Mistress Anne - Chapter 16. In Which Pan Pipes To The Stars

Mistress Anne - Chapter 16. In Which Pan Pipes To The Stars
CHAPTER XVI. In Which Pan Pipes to the StarsTHAT Richard in New York should miss his mother was inevitable. But he was not homesick. He was too busy for that. Austin's vogue was tremendous. "Every successful man ought to be two men," he told Richard, as they talked together one Sunday night at Austin's place in Westchester, "'another and himself,' as Browning puts it. Then there would be one to labor and the other to enjoy. I want to retire, and I can't. There's a selfish instinct in all of us to grip and hold. That is why I am pinning... Long Stories - Post by : bishop - Date : May 2012 - Author : Temple Bailey - Read : 2289

Mistress Anne - Chapter 15. In Which Anne Asks And Jimmie Answers Mistress Anne - Chapter 15. In Which Anne Asks And Jimmie Answers

Mistress Anne - Chapter 15. In Which Anne Asks And Jimmie Answers
CHAPTER XV. In Which Anne Asks and Jimmie Answers"'A MONEYLESS man,'" said Uncle Rod, "'goes quickly through the market.'" He had a basket on his arm. Anne, who was at her easel, looked up. "What did you buy?" He laughed. His laugh had in it a quality of youth which seemed to contradict the signs of age which were upon him. Yet even these signs were modified by the carefulness of his attire and the distinction of his carriage. Great-uncle Rodman had been a dandy in his day, and even now his Norfolk coat and knickerbockers, his long divided beard and... Long Stories - Post by : bishop - Date : May 2012 - Author : Temple Bailey - Read : 2827

Mistress Anne - Chapter 14. In Which There Is Much Said Of Marriage... Mistress Anne - Chapter 14. In Which There Is Much Said Of Marriage...

Mistress Anne - Chapter 14. In Which There Is Much Said Of Marriage...
CHAPTER XIV. In Which There is Much Said of Marriage and of Giving in MarriageEVE'S green-eyed cat sat on a chair and watched the flame-colored fishes. It was her morning amusement. When her mistress came down she would have her cream and her nap. In the meantime, the flashing, golden things in the clear water aroused an ancient instinct. She reached out a quick paw and patted the water, flinging showers of sparkling drops on her sleek fur. Aunt Maude, eating waffles and reading her morning paper, approved her. "I hope you'll catch them," she said, "especially the turtles and the... Long Stories - Post by : kimaiga - Date : May 2012 - Author : Temple Bailey - Read : 2025

Mistress Anne - Chapter 10. In Which A Blind Beggar And A Butterfly Go To A Ball Mistress Anne - Chapter 10. In Which A Blind Beggar And A Butterfly Go To A Ball

Mistress Anne - Chapter 10. In Which A Blind Beggar And A Butterfly Go To A Ball
CHAPTER X. In Which a Blind Beggar and a Butterfly Go to a Ball_In my Own Little Room. UNCLE ROD, I went to the party! I came home an hour ago, and since then I have been sitting all shivery and shaky in my pink silk. It will be daylight in a few minutes, but I shan't go to bed. I couldn't sleep if I did. I feel as if I shouldn't ever sleep again. Uncle Rod, Jimmie Ford was at the Crossroads ball! I went early, because Mrs. Nancy had asked me to be there to help with her guests.... Long Stories - Post by : kimaiga - Date : May 2012 - Author : Temple Bailey - Read : 2945

Mistress Anne - Chapter 9. In Which Anne, Passing A Shop, Turns In Mistress Anne - Chapter 9. In Which Anne, Passing A Shop, Turns In

Mistress Anne - Chapter 9. In Which Anne, Passing A Shop, Turns In
CHAPTER IX. In Which Anne, Passing a Shop, Turns InANNE had the Crossroads ball much on her mind. She spoke to Beulah about it. "I don't know what to wear." "You'd better go to town with me on Saturday and look for something." "Perhaps I will. If I had plenty of money it would be easy. Beulah, did you ever see such clothes as Eve Chesley's?" "If I could spend as much as she does, I'd make more of a show." "Think of all the tailors and dressmakers and dancing masters and hair-dressers it has taken to make Eve what she... Long Stories - Post by : kimaiga - Date : May 2012 - Author : Temple Bailey - Read : 2831

Mistress Anne - Chapter 8. In Which A Green-Eyed Monster Grips Eve Mistress Anne - Chapter 8. In Which A Green-Eyed Monster Grips Eve

Mistress Anne - Chapter 8. In Which A Green-Eyed Monster Grips Eve
CHAPTER VIII. In Which a Green-Eyed Monster Grips EveEVELYN, coming down late on the morning after her unexpected arrival, asked: "How did you happen to have her here, Dicky?" "Who?" "The little waitress?" "Eve----" warningly. "Well, then, the little school-teacher." "Since when did you become a snob, Eve?" "Don't be so sharp about it, Dicky. I'm not a snob. But you must admit that it was rather surprising to find her here, when the last time I saw her she was passing things at the Bower's table." "She is a granddaughter of Cynthia Warfield." "Who's Cynthia? I never heard of her."... Long Stories - Post by : kimaiga - Date : May 2012 - Author : Temple Bailey - Read : 752

Mistress Anne - Chapter 7. In Which Geoffrey Writes Of Soldiers And Their Souls Mistress Anne - Chapter 7. In Which Geoffrey Writes Of Soldiers And Their Souls

Mistress Anne - Chapter 7. In Which Geoffrey Writes Of Soldiers And Their Souls
CHAPTER VII. In Which Geoffrey Writes of Soldiers and Their SoulsEVE CHESLEY writing from New York was still in a state of rebellion. "And now they all have the _measles_. Richard, it needed only your letter to let me know what you have done to yourself. When I think of you, tearing around the country on your old white horse, with your ears tied up--I am sure you tie up your ears--it is a perfect nightmare. Oh, Dicky Boy, and you might be here specializing on appendicitis or something equally reasonable and modern. I feel as if the world were upside... Long Stories - Post by : kimaiga - Date : May 2012 - Author : Temple Bailey - Read : 1483

Mistress Anne - Chapter 6. In Which A Gray Plush Pussy Cat Supplies A Theme Mistress Anne - Chapter 6. In Which A Gray Plush Pussy Cat Supplies A Theme

Mistress Anne - Chapter 6. In Which A Gray Plush Pussy Cat Supplies A Theme
CHAPTER VI. In Which a Gray Plush Pussy Cat Supplies a ThemeANNE at the top of the stairs talked to Geoffrey Fox at the foot. "But you really ought not to stay." "Why not?" "Because if you haven't had the measles you might get them, and, besides, poor Mrs. Bower is so busy." "Why not tell me the truth? You don't want me to stay." "What difference can it possibly make to me?" "It may make a great difference," Geoffrey said, quietly, "whether I go or stay, but we won't talk of that. I am here. All my traps, bag and... Long Stories - Post by : kimaiga - Date : May 2012 - Author : Temple Bailey - Read : 1471

Mistress Anne - Chapter 5. In Which Peggy Takes The Center Of The Stage Mistress Anne - Chapter 5. In Which Peggy Takes The Center Of The Stage

Mistress Anne - Chapter 5. In Which Peggy Takes The Center Of The Stage
CHAPTER V. In Which Peggy Takes the Center of the StageTHE bell on the schoolhouse had a challenging note. It seemed to call to the distant hills, and the echo came back in answer. It was the voice of civilization. "I am here that you may learn of other hills and of other valleys, of men who have dreamed and of men who have discovered, of nations which have conquered and of nations which have fallen into decay. I am here that you may learn--_ding dong_--that you may learn, _ding ding_--that you may learn--_ding dong ding_--of Life." As she rang the... Long Stories - Post by : kimaiga - Date : May 2012 - Author : Temple Bailey - Read : 1939

Mistress Anne - Chapter 4. In Which Three Kings Come To Crossroads Mistress Anne - Chapter 4. In Which Three Kings Come To Crossroads

Mistress Anne - Chapter 4. In Which Three Kings Come To Crossroads
CHAPTER IV. In Which Three Kings Come to CrossroadsANNE'S budget of news to her Great-uncle Rod swelled to unusual proportions in the week following the opening of Crossroads. She had so much to say to him, and there was no one else to whom she could speak with such freedom and frankness. _By the Round Stove. MY DEAR: I am sending this as an antidote for my doleful Sunday screed. Now that the Lovely Ladies are gone, I am myself again! I know that you are saying, "You should never have been anything but yourself." That's all very well for you... Long Stories - Post by : kimaiga - Date : May 2012 - Author : Temple Bailey - Read : 3147

Judy - Chapter 27. The Summer Ends Judy - Chapter 27. The Summer Ends

Judy - Chapter 27. The Summer Ends
CHAPTER XXVII. THE SUMMER ENDSIn the softened light of the candles, the big mirrors reflected that night four misty groups of happy people. A blur of pink down at one end, was Anne in rosy organdie, playing games with Tommy and Amelia and Nannie; a little fire flickered in the open grate, for the evening was cool, and one side of it sat the little grandmother and her old friend, the Judge, and on the other Dr. Grennell and Captain Jameson, engaged in an animated discussion; while in the window-seat, Judy and Launcelot gazed out upon the old garden. "I shall... Long Stories - Post by : kimaiga - Date : May 2012 - Author : Temple Bailey - Read : 2167

Judy - Chapter 26. Judy Plays Lady Bountiful Judy - Chapter 26. Judy Plays Lady Bountiful

Judy - Chapter 26. Judy Plays Lady Bountiful
CHAPTER XXVI. JUDY PLAYS LADY BOUNTIFUL"Down, Terry," commanded the Captain, as the little dog went for the mild-eyed cow, but the mild-eyed cow seemed perfectly able to take care of herself, and as she lowered her horns, Terry retired discreetly to a safe place between the Captain's knees he wagged an ingratiating tail. Launcelot and the cow stood framed in the rose-covered gateway. "Yes, I've bought a cow," explained the big boy, who was dusty but cheerful, "and we are going to have our own butter and milk, and if there is any over, I'll sell it." "You have my... Long Stories - Post by : adhoc - Date : May 2012 - Author : Temple Bailey - Read : 2415

Judy - Chapter 25. Launcelot Buys A Cow Judy - Chapter 25. Launcelot Buys A Cow

Judy - Chapter 25. Launcelot Buys A Cow
CHAPTER XXV. LAUNCELOT BUYS A COWNever had Fairfax seen so many interesting arrivals as during that second week in August. On Monday came Dr. Grennell, mysterious and smiling; on Tuesday, Judge Jameson, pale but radiant; on Wednesday, Tommy and Launcelot, bursting with important news; on Thursday, Captain Jameson, with a joyful dark maiden on one side of him, and a joyful fair maiden on the other; on Friday, Perkins, beaming with the baggage, and on Saturday, the Terry-dog, resignedly, in a crate. And every one, except Terry, the dog, had a story to tell, and the story was one that was... Long Stories - Post by : adhoc - Date : May 2012 - Author : Temple Bailey - Read : 3343

Judy - Chapter 24. 'Home Is The Sailor From The Sea' Judy - Chapter 24. "Home Is The Sailor From The Sea"

Judy - Chapter 24. 'Home Is The Sailor From The Sea'
CHAPTER XXIV. "HOME IS THE SAILOR FROM THE SEA"Judy's cry did not wake Tommy, and still in a half-dream she went down to the edge of the water and stood ghost-like in the moonlight, waiting. There was another figure in the boat, half-hidden by the shadowy sails, but it was Launcelot who, when the shallow water was reached, jumped out and waded to shore. "Judy, Judy," he said, as he came up to her, "I knew I should find you." She looked at him with wide eyes. "Where--where did you come from," she whispered, while her white hands fluttered... Long Stories - Post by : adhoc - Date : May 2012 - Author : Temple Bailey - Read : 2527

Judy - Chapter 23. In A Silver Boat Judy - Chapter 23. In A Silver Boat

Judy - Chapter 23. In A Silver Boat
CHAPTER XXIII. IN A SILVER BOATThe tide coming in the next morning brought with it on the blue surface of the waves two bobbing lemons. Many times the golden globes rolled up the beach only to be carried back by the under-wash of the waters, but finally one wave rolling farther than the rest left them high and dry on the sand, and the same wave splashing over an inert and huddled up figure waked it to consciousness. Judy sat up stiffly and stared around her. "Oh," she sighed, as she remembered all that had happened in the darkness... Long Stories - Post by : docsic - Date : May 2012 - Author : Temple Bailey - Read : 1721