Two Little Women on a Holiday
Excerpt: ...girl I want to speak to." Sam darted off, and another boy dropped into his vacated seat. It was this touch and go effect that Dotty liked, but to Dolly it seemed a whirling maze. And, indeed, almost before they knew it they were all whirled off home. CHAPTER XI THE COLLECTIONS On Sunday, dinner was in the middle of the day, and directly after it was over Mr. Forbes led the four to the drawing-room, as was usual in the evening, and asked an account of the dance. "It was lovely!" vouchsafed Dotty. "Gorgeous!" agreed Bernice. "Perfectly all right," Alicia averred. "Nice enough, but very grown uppish," was Dolly's verdict. "You stick to your taste for simpler parties?" said Mr. Forbes, looking kindly at Dolly. "Yes, sir; I guess I'm a country girl." "Well, I'm not," and Dotty's black eyes flashed. "I'd just as lief live in Berwick, to be sure; but I do love to visit in New York and see all the grand doings." "And was the party grand?" "Oh, it was, uncle," said Alicia. "It was small and it was early." "Pooh!" cried Dolly. "We came home at half past eleven. I don't call that early!" "Early for a city party," insisted Alicia, "but it was an elaborate affair, after all, and what do you s'pose, Uncle Jeff? We had invitations to a lot of things, next week and the week after, too." "Well, you girls are real belles!" "They do seem to like us," and Alicia looked very well self-satisfied. "Which one of you do they like the best?" teased Uncle Jeff. "Dotty," said Alicia and Bernice together. "Nothing of the sort!" declared Dotty, blushing rosy red. "Who, then?" and Mr. Forbes turned to her. "Why, I don't know," said Dotty, still embarrassed. "Dolly, I guess." "You know better, Dot," and Dolly laughed at her. "I think, Uncle Forbes, the most citified boys and girls like Bernie and Alicia best, and some of the others take to Dot and me." Her honest blue eyes proved this was her true opinion, whatever the facts might be. "Well, look here," and Mr. Forbes' eyes...
- 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
- 13 Sep 2013
- Illustrations, black and white