The Motor Girls on a Tour

The Motor Girls on a Tour

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Excerpt: ...in the daily paper about it, you know." Cora was not sure she believed herself, but at the moment she decided it would be best for the happiness of the party to think lightly of the meeting with the strange men. Rob Roland's voice still rang in her ears like a threat, and while she was no coward neither did she invite trouble. There seemed now to be clearly some connection between the missing papers from the mailbag and the missing promise book, but of the two Cora's girlish heart considered the loss of the book the more serious. "Did you ever see such old-fashioned houses in all your born days?" asked Bess. "Look at that one over there. If our table is not in that house, then we had better abandon the antique and look in some new, first-class hotel." "That house over there is my aunt's!" shouted Daisy, laughing at Bess for making the blunder, "and I am going to tell Duncan exactly what you have said about it." Bess begged off, and made all sorts of apologies, but Daisy insisted that her cousin, the doctor, should hear what Bess thought of one of the finest old mansions in Breakwater. "Here we are!" called Daisy, pulling up on the gravel drive. "And there are Duncan and Aunt May." Out on the broad veranda stood a young man - plainly a professional, for while at a glance a girl might decide that Duncan Bennet was "up to date," still there was about him that disregard for conventionality that betokens high thinking, with no room for the consideration of trifling details of every-day life. Cora instantly said: "There! He's fine!" Ray was thinking: "How unpolished!" Bess whispered to Belle: "I see trouble ahead. Gertrude will want to take him along." Maud was "adjusting her eyes." She could not forget her famous "imploring look." But Duncan Bennet, with one bound, left the veranda, clearing the steps without touching them, and he was in front of Daisy's car dangerously soon. "Look out, Duncan!" called Daisy. "Do you want to spatter yourself all over my...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236689887
  • 9781236689887