The Girl Scouts at Rocky Ledge

The Girl Scouts at Rocky Ledge

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Excerpt: ... to make up the lunch baskets." "Call that a new plan?" mocked Wyn. "Why, that's as old as the Scouts. First thing I ever did was to volunteer to make up a basket for my big sister, and she picked it up and walked off with it." "Didn't even thank you?" asked Miss Beckwith, who always took part in the girls' fun. "Well, she may have," replied Wyn, "but that didn't impress me. It was those sandwiches and those cakes--" "You didn't make those, Wynnie?" demanded Treble. "If you did we won't ask for volunteers. We'll wish the job on you." Alma was quiet during all the merry chatting, but Thistle, who could not resist one more thrust, said next: "Thinking of him, dearie?" she asked. "And his little velvet coat--" But the joke had a most astonishing effect. Alma sniffed, breathed in quick little gasps, and the next moment asked to be excused from the table. "She's crying!" declared Betta. "Horrid girls!" murmured Doro. "I told you she had had enough of princes." "But to cry! Alma isn't like that," said Wyn in real surprise. Miss Beckwith, who had reached the end of her lunch and was waiting for the others to finish, slipped away after Alma. This left the girls to wonder, and they did that in all the ways known to girlhood. Then it was definitely decided the first girl who mentioned the word prince should be made to pay a heavy fine. All felt truly sorry for little Alma, but it was the wise and understanding Janet Beckwith who gathered the sobbing girl into her arms and soothed the sighs, tears, and protestations. "Just teasing, dear," she insisted. "You must not mind their nonsense. They, every one, love you dearly." "But I did see a real prince, Becky. And-and they won't believe me," sobbed out Alma. Miss Beckwith wondered. "A real prince?" she repeated. "Yes. I was near enough to see all his pretty-things," Alma paused in her sobbing to relate. "He...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236728483
  • 9781236728487