The Corner House Girls on Palm Island

The Corner House Girls on Palm Island

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Excerpt: ...I've got to go to market for the eggs, haven't I?" said Neale. "Can't we go to the store with you, Neale?" Tess asked eagerly. "Dot and I. We can help you bring home the things." "You certainly can. Come on," said Neale cheerfully, and started off as confidently as though he expected to find a butter and egg store 134 around the first corner. Ruth made no objection to the little girls going, for she was assured by their guardian that there was nothing on these little islands that could possibly hurt them. The three were soon out of sight, for the fringe of low palms and shrubs edged the sands in both directions, and probably continued right around the circumference of the island. "This is certainly a lonely island," Ruth said reflectively. "Don't you suppose it has even a name?" "Let's give it one," announced Agnes, when Luke had shaken a negative head to Ruth's question. "Why not? We'll take possession of it in the name of the U. S. A. Spain, or Holland, or France, or England must have overlooked it, or they would have named it." "And tacked up a shingle here with the name on it-and a traffic arrow?" chuckled Luke. "'This is a one-way street'!" "Smarty!" exclaimed Agnes, making him a little face. "Can't we name it, Guardy Howbridge?" "With my full permission," rejoined the lawyer. "I wouldn't know what to call it," said Ruth 135 reflectively. "That big mound in the middle-with the tree on it. A palm, isn't it?" "We saw that palm just as soon as we saw anything when the light broke this morning," said Luke. "It is a landmark," Mr. Howbridge added. "That is just the thing!" exclaimed Agnes briskly. "The big palm is the most prominent thing about here. Call it Palm Island." "Why not?" cried Ruth. "I subscribe to that name," said Luke. So the refuge of the Corner House girls and their friends came to be called Palm Island. That Dot insisted upon...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236719034
  • 9781236719034