The Motor Girls Through New England
Excerpt: ..."But I want to--" "Show Betty how beautiful it is to be lonely. Wallie Pennington, you are breaking your contract. No one was to get--" "Personal. Oh, all right-take Betty," and Walter emitted a most unmusical brawl. "Of course, you and Ed are keeping the contract. You are doing as you please. Behold Ed now, carrying Cora over a pebble--" "That's because Ed loves me," declared Jack, "and he is saving Cora's boots." "All the same, I simply won't carry Bess. She might melt in my arms." The young men were exploring the woods in the White Mountains. The girls were racing about in absolute delight over the ferns, while Mr. Rand, who had actually taken the "jaunt" from the hotel afoot, sat on a huge stone comparing notes with his muscles, and with the inactive years of discretion and indiscretion. "They're like a lot of young animals," he was saying to any one near enough to hear, "and I-I am like something that really ought to know better." "Just suppose," said Jack to Ed, "that a young deer should spring out just there where Belle and Hazel are sitting. What do you think would be the act?" "Hazel would try to catch the deer, and Belle would go up a tree. Give me something harder." "Well, then, suppose a tramp should come along the path and ask Betty for the thing that hangs around her neck. What would happen then?" "Walter would get mixed up with his trampship. That, too, is easy." "Cora says we have got to get back to earth in time for the Chelton fair. Now, I never thought that Cora cared about that sort of thing," Walter remarked. "But it's the home town, and Cora knows her name is on some committee," replied Ed. "I guess we will get enough of these wilds in a week. At any rate, all Cora does care for is the car-she would rather motor than eat." Betty had taken some wild berries to her father. "I say, sis," he pleaded, "can't we get back? I am stiffening, and you may all have to get together and carry me." "Are you so tired? Poor...
- Paperback | 46 pages
- 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
- 13 Sep 2013
- Illustrations, black and white