The Camp Fire Girls' Careers

The Camp Fire Girls' Careers

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Excerpt: ...you not only this morning, but last night as well." "Oh, please don't!" Polly's voice was trembling. "Really, truly, I am not doing anything wrong in staying here in Boston 130 and not letting people hear. My mother knows where I am and what I am doing and of course I am not alone. Yes, it was utterly silly and reckless of me to have peeped in at Esther's dining-room window last night, but I was so dreadfully lonely and wanted to see everybody so much. How could I have dreamed that that wretched curtain would go banging away up in the air as it did? But anyhow, Mr. Hunt, I shall always be everlastingly grateful to you for not telling on me last night. I did not suppose you saw me and certainly never imagined you could have recognized me when I crouched down in the shadow." Unexpectedly Polly O'Neill laughed. "What a perfect idiot I should have looked if you had dragged me in before the dinner party like a spy or a thief or a beggar! I can just imagine Esther's and Mollie's expressions." "Yes, but all this is not quite to the point, Miss Polly," Richard Hunt continued, speaking however in a more friendly tone. "Am I to tell Margaret Adams and Betty Ashton that I have discovered you, 131 or will you take me into your secret and let me decide what is best to be done afterwards?" "But you have not the right to do either the one thing nor the other," the girl argued, lifting her veil for an instant in order to see if there was any sign of relenting in the face of her older friend. There was not the slightest. And Polly recognized that for once in her life she was beaten. "Don't say anything today then, please," she urged, looking into her pocketbook and finding there a card with a name and address written upon it. "But come to see me tomorrow if you like. And don't think that I am ungrateful or-or horrid," she ended abruptly, rushing away so swiftly that it would have been impossible for any one to have...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236733673
  • 9781236733672