The Girls of Central High on Track and Field

The Girls of Central High on Track and Field

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Excerpt: ...as though you were owned by those Gypsies." "Well, it is so," said Margit. "I am a Gypsy, too. My father was Belas Salgo. He was a musician-a wonderful musician, I believe. But he was a Gypsy. And all the Romany are kin, in some way. These Vareys are English Gypsies. They are kind enough to me. But I sure believe they hide from me who I am." "What do you mean by that?" asked Eve, in surprise, although Bobby said not a word, but listened, eagerly. "Only my father, you see, was a Gypsy. My mother--" "Who was she?" asked Bobby, suddenly. "I-I do not know. But she was not of those people-no. I am sure of that. She died when I was very little. I went about in many lands with my father. Then he died-very suddenly. Gypsy friends took me for a while, but they all said I belonged over here-in America. So they sent me here finally." "Your mother was American, then, perhaps?" said Eve, shrewdly. "That may be it. But these Vareys care nothing about my finding any relatives, save for one thing," said Margit, shaking her head, gloomily. "What is that?" asked Bobby. "If there is money. They believe my mother's people might be rich, or something of the kind. Then they would make them pay to get hold of me. But suppose my mother's people do not want me?" slowly added the fugitive, sadly. "You are quite sure this is the idea the Vareys have?" asked Bobby. "Oh, yes. I heard them talking. Then I saw a-a card with a name written on it. They said, when they were looking at the card, 'She will know all about it. It is to her we must go.' So I know it was a woman's name." "But how did you know-or suspect-that the name was that of any teacher in our school?" demanded Bobby, much to Eve's surprise. "Ah! I learned much-here a word, there a word-by listening. I knew we were coming to Centerport for the purpose of getting speech with this woman whose name had been given them by the...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236687442
  • 9781236687449