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Mary Louise And The Liberty Girls - Chapter 1. The Mass-Meeting Mary Louise And The Liberty Girls - Chapter 1. The Mass-Meeting

Mary Louise And The Liberty Girls - Chapter 1. The Mass-Meeting
CHAPTER I. THE MASS-MEETINGOne might reasonably think that "all Dorfield" had turned out to attend the much advertised meeting. The masses completely filled the big public square. The flaring torches, placed at set intervals, lighted fitfully the faces of the people--faces sober, earnest, thoughtful--all turned in the direction of the speakers' platform.Mr. Peter Conant, the Chairman, a prominent attorney of Dorfield, was introducing the orator of the evening, Colonel James Hathaway, whose slender, erect form and handsome features crowned with snow-white hair, arrested the attention of all."You have been told," began the old colonel in a clear, ringing voice, "of our... Long Stories - Post by : ben.g - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 3059

Mary Louise And The Liberty Girls - Just A Word Mary Louise And The Liberty Girls - Just A Word

Mary Louise And The Liberty Girls - Just A Word
The object of this little story is not especially to encourage loyalty and devotion to one's country, for these are sentiments firmly enshrined in the hearts of all true American girls. It is rather intended to show what important tasks girls may accomplish when spurred on by patriotism, and that none is too humble to substantially serve her country.Organizations of Liberty Girls are possible in every city and hamlet in America, and are effective not only in times of war but in times of peace, for always their Country needs them--always there is work for their busy hands.One other message the... Long Stories - Post by : Truman - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 3430

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 20. The Dunes Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 20. The Dunes

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 20. The Dunes
CHAPTER XX. THE DUNESThe escape of a prisoner of war from the American hospital ship was made the subject of a rigid inquiry by the officials and proved extremely humiliating to all on board the _Arabella_. The commandant showed his irritation by severely reprimanding Mr. Merrick for carelessness, while Captain Carg had to endure a personal examination before a board of inquiry. He was able to prove that he had been at headquarters during the evening of the escape, but that did not wholly satisfy his inquisitors. Finally an order was issued forbidding the Americans to take any more wounded Germans... Long Stories - Post by : Ndoki - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 790

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 19. The Capture Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 19. The Capture

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 19. The Capture
CHAPTER XIX. THE CAPTUREThere was considerable excitement when the ambulance returned. Part of the roof had been torn away, the doors were gone, the interior wrecked and not a pane of glass remained in the sides; yet Ajo drove it to the dock, the motor working as smoothly as ever, and half a dozen wounded were helped out and put into the launch to be taken aboard the hospital ship.When all were on deck, young Jones briefly explained what had happened. A shell had struck the ambulance, which had been left in the rear, but without injuring the motor in any... Long Stories - Post by : Ndoki - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 2180

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 18. A Question Of Loyalty Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 18. A Question Of Loyalty

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 18. A Question Of Loyalty
CHAPTER XVIII. A QUESTION OF LOYALTYDuring the morning they were visited by a French official who came aboard in a government boat and asked to see Mr. Merrick.The ship had been inspected several times by the commander of the port and the civil authorities, and its fame as a model hospital had spread over all Flanders. Some attempt had been made to place with the Americans the most important of the wounded--officers of high rank or those of social prominence and wealth--but Mr. Merrick and his aids were determined to show no partiality. They received the lowly and humble as well... Long Stories - Post by : codebluenj - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 3036

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 17. Perplexing Problems Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 17. Perplexing Problems

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 17. Perplexing Problems
CHAPTER XVII. PERPLEXING PROBLEMSAlthough the famous battle of Nieuport had come to an end, the fighting in West Flanders was by no means over. All along the line fierce and relentless war waged without interruption and if neither side could claim victory, neither side suffered defeat. Day after day hundreds of combatants fell; hundreds of disabled limped to the rear; hundreds were made prisoners. And always a stream of reinforcements came to take the places of the missing ones. Towns were occupied to-day by the Germans, to-morrow by the Allies; from Nieuport on past Dixmude and beyond Ypres the dykes had... Long Stories - Post by : best4you - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 1733

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 16. Clarette Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 16. Clarette

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 16. Clarette
CHAPTER XVI. CLARETTESo it was toward evening of the fourth day that the launch finally sighted the ship _Arabella_. Delays and difficulties had been encountered in spite of government credentials and _laissez-passer and Patsy had begun to fear they would not reach the harbor of Dunkirk before dark.All through the journey the Belgian woman and her children had sat sullenly in the bow, the youngsters kept from mischief by the stern eye of Henderson. In the stern seats, however, the original frigid silence had been thawed by Patsy Doyle's bright chatter. She began by telling the countess and Elizabeth all about... Long Stories - Post by : vbhnl - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 2391

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 15. Dr. Gys Surprises Himself Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 15. Dr. Gys Surprises Himself

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 15. Dr. Gys Surprises Himself
CHAPTER XV. DR. GYS SURPRISES HIMSELFHenderson was waiting with the launch at the Ostend docks. Lieutenant von Holtz was earnestly thanked by Patsy and Uncle John for his kindness and in return he exacted a promise from them to hunt him up in Germany some day, when the war was ended. The countess and Mrs. Denton, sad and black-robed, had been made comfortable in the stern seats of the boat and the captain was just about to order Henderson to start the engine when up to them rushed the fat Belgian woman and her two children.Without an instant's hesitation the two... Long Stories - Post by : Truman - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 956

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 14. Found At Last Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 14. Found At Last

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 14. Found At Last
CHAPTER XIV. FOUND AT LASTThe pretty city of Charleroi had suffered little damage from the German invasion, yet many of the townspeople had gone away since the occupation and those who remained kept well within their houses or huddled in anxious groups upon the streets. The civic affairs were still administered by the Belgian burgomaster, but the martial law of the Germans prevailed over all.When Patsy Doyle, escorted by Uncle John and accompanied by Captain Carg, Lieutenant von Holtz and Monsieur Rondel, arrived in the early morning, the streets were comparatively deserted. The Hotel Royal received them hospitably and the landlord... Long Stories - Post by : rlscott - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 2035

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 13. Tardy Justice Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 13. Tardy Justice

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 13. Tardy Justice
CHAPTER XIII. TARDY JUSTICEThe courtesy of Lieutenant von Holtz was beyond criticism. He obtained for his charges a comfortable suite of rooms in an overcrowded hotel, obliging the landlord to turn away other guests that Mr. Merrick's party might be accommodated. The dinner that was served in their cosy sitting room proved excellent, having been ordered by von Holtz after he had requested that privilege. When the young officer appeared to see that it was properly served, Patsy invited him to join them at the table and he laughingly consented."You are one of our party, by force of circumstances," said the... Long Stories - Post by : mrtwist - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 1037

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 12. The Other Side Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 12. The Other Side

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 12. The Other Side
CHAPTER XII. THE OTHER SIDEThe launch in which they embarked bore the Red Cross on its sides, and an American flag floated from the bow and a Red Cross flag from the stern. Its four occupants wore the Red Cross uniforms. Yet three miles out of Dunkirk a shot came singing across their prow and they were obliged to lay to until a British man-of-war could lower a boat to investigate their errand. The coast is very shallow in this section, which permits boats of only the lightest draught to navigate in-shore, but the launch was able to skim over the... Long Stories - Post by : Dusty13 - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 1592

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 11. Patsy Is Defiant Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 11. Patsy Is Defiant

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 11. Patsy Is Defiant
CHAPTER XI. PATSY IS DEFIANTThat evening the captain joined Dr. Gys on deck."That German, Lieutenant Elbl," he began."Oh, is that his name?" asked Gys."Yes. Will he get well?""Certainly. What is a foot, to a man like him? But his soldiering days are past.""Perhaps that's fortunate," returned the captain, ruminatively. "When I was a boy, his father was burgomaster--mayor--in Munich. People said he was well-to-do. The Germans are thrifty, so I suppose there's still money in the Elbl family.""Money will do much to help reconcile the man to the loss of his foot," declared the doctor."Will he suffer much pain, while it... Long Stories - Post by : ben.g - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 1119

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 10. The War's Victims Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 10. The War's Victims

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 10. The War's Victims
CHAPTER X. THE WAR'S VICTIMSWhile the others were conversing on deck Maud Stanton was ministering to the maimed victims of the war's cruelty, who tossed and moaned below. The main cabin and its accompanying staterooms had been fitted with all the conveniences of a modern hospital. Twenty-two could easily be accommodated in the rooms and a dozen more in the cabin, so that the eleven now in their charge were easily cared for. Of these, only three had been seriously injured. One was the German, who, however, was now sleeping soundly under the influence of the soothing potion that followed his... Long Stories - Post by : ow24160 - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 1164

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 9. Courage, Or Philosophy? Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 9. Courage, Or Philosophy?

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 9. Courage, Or Philosophy?
CHAPTER IX. COURAGE, OR PHILOSOPHY?"I never realized," said Maud, delightedly, "what a strictly modern, professional hospital ship Uncle John has made of this, until we put it to practical use. I am sure it is better than those makeshifts we observed at Calais, and more comfortable than those crowded hospitals on land. Every convenience is at our disposal and if our patients do not recover rapidly it will be because their condition is desperate."She had just come on deck after a long and trying session in assisting Doctors Gys and Kelsey to care for the injured, a session during which Beth... Long Stories - Post by : rlscott - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 1501

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 8. The Coward Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 8. The Coward

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 8. The Coward
CHAPTER VIII. THE COWARD"Great heavens!" gasped Mr. Merrick, running toward the doctor. "Are you hit?"Gys looked up at him appealingly and nodded."Where did it strike you? Was it a bullet--or what?"The doctor wrung his hands, moaning pitifully. Uncle John bent over him."Tell me," he said. "Tell me, Gys!""I--I'm scared, sir--s-s-scared stiff. It's that yellow s-s-s-streak in me; I--I--can't help it, sir." Then he collapsed, crouching lifelessly close to the sand.Uncle John was amazed. He drew back with such an expression of scorn that Gys, lying with face upward, rolled over to hide his own features in the sand. But his form... Long Stories - Post by : simkl - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 934

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 7. On The Firing Line Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 7. On The Firing Line

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 7. On The Firing Line
CHAPTER VII. ON THE FIRING LINENext morning they were all wakened at an early hour by the roar of artillery, dimly heard in the distance. The party aboard the _Arabella quickly assembled on deck little Maurie was found leaning over the rail."They're at it," he remarked, wagging his head. "The Germans are at Nieuport, now, and some of them are over against Pervyse. I hear sounds from Dixmude, too; the rattle of machine guns. It will be a grand battle, this! I wonder if our Albert is there.""Who is he?" asked Patsy."The king. They told me yesterday he had escaped.""We... Long Stories - Post by : Dusty13 - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 960

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 6. Little Maurie Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 6. Little Maurie

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 6. Little Maurie
CHAPTER VI. LITTLE MAURIEIt was nearly evening when the Americans finally returned to the quay, close to which the _Arabella was moored. As they neared the place a great military automobile came tearing along, scattering pedestrians right and left, made a sudden swerve, caught a man who was not agile enough to escape and sent him spinning along the dock until he fell headlong, a crumpled heap."Ah, here is work for us!" exclaimed Doctor Gys, running forward to raise the man and examine his condition. The military car had not paused in its career and was well out of sight, but... Long Stories - Post by : rlscott - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 1975

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 5. Nearing The Fray Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 5. Nearing The Fray

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 5. Nearing The Fray
CHAPTER V. NEARING THE FRAYOn September twenty-eighth they entered the English Channel and were promptly signalled by a British warship, so they were obliged to lay to while a party of officers came aboard. The _Arabella was flying the American flag and the Red Cross flag, but the English officer courteously but firmly persisted in searching the ship. What he found seemed to interest him, as did the papers and credentials presented for his perusal."And which side have you come to assist?" he asked."No side at all, sir," replied Jones, as master of the _Arabella_. "The wounded, the sick and helpless,... Long Stories - Post by : Truman - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 1038

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 4. The Hospital Ship Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 4. The Hospital Ship

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 4. The Hospital Ship
CHAPTER IV. THE HOSPITAL SHIPThe energy of Doctor Gys was marvelous. He knew exactly what supplies would be needed to fit the _Arabella thoroughly for her important mission, and with unlimited funds at his command to foot the bills, he quickly converted the handsome yacht into a model hospital ship. Gys from the first developed a liking for Kelsey, the mate, whom he found a valuable assistant, and the two came to understand each other perfectly. Kelsey was a quiet man, more thoughtful than experienced in medical matters, but his common sense often guided him aright when his technical knowledge was... Long Stories - Post by : rlscott - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 2881

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 3. The Decision Of Doctor Gys Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 3. The Decision Of Doctor Gys

Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross - Chapter 3. The Decision Of Doctor Gys
CHAPTER III. THE DECISION OF DOCTOR GYSUncle John was up bright and early next morning, and directly after breakfast he called upon his old friend and physician, Dr. Barlow. After explaining the undertaking on which he had embarked, Mr. Merrick added:"You see, we need a surgeon with us; a clever, keen chap who understands his business thoroughly, a sawbones with all the modern scientific discoveries saturating him to his finger-tips. Tell me where to get him."Dr. Barlow, recovering somewhat from his astonishment, smiled deprecatingly."The sort of man you describe," said he, "would cost you a fortune, for you would oblige him... Long Stories - Post by : best4you - Date : May 2012 - Author : L. Frank Baum - Read : 1505