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A City Schoolgirl by May Baldwin

A CITY SCHOOLGIRL AND HER FRIENDS

BY MAY BALDWIN

Author of 'Corah's School Chums,' 'Two Schoolgirls of Florence,' 'Sarah's School Friend,' 'The Girls' Eton,' &c.

WITH SIX COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS By T. J. Overnell

LONDON: 38 Soho Square, W. W. & R. CHAMBERS, LIMITED EDINBURGH: 339 High Street 1912

Edinburgh: Printed by W. & R. Chambers, Limited.

[Illustration: She ran off, turning round to wave her hand to her sister.]

CONTENTS.

I. HARD FACTS

II. THE NEW LAIRD OF LOMORE

III. FRIENDS IN NEED

IV. UPS AND DOWNS

V. THE NEW LIFE

VI. IN LONELY LODGINGS

VII. KIND-HEARTED LONDONERS

VIII. GOOD MANNERS

IX. THE ENTERPRISE CLUB

X. BLEAK HOUSE HOSTEL

XI. 'THE RANK IS BUT THE GUINEA'S STAMP'

XII. 'SAVE'

XIII. YOUNG HOUSE-HUNTERS

XIV. OFF TO A HOME AGAIN

XV. EVA'S PRESENTIMENT

XVI. VAVA'S BUSINESS LETTER

XVII. A SUNDAY AT HEATHER ROAD

XVIII. STELLA'S SURPRISING REQUEST

XIX. THE JUNIOR PARTNER

XX. VAVA ON FRIENDS

XXI. EVA'S CONDUCT AND ITS SAD EFFECTS

XXII. DANTE'S IDYLL

XXIII. STELLA'S PRIDE

XXIV. BADLY BEGUN AND MADLY ENDED

XXV. UNDER A CLOUD

XXVI. MORE CLOUDS

XXVII. THE VALUE OF A GOOD CHARACTER

XXVIII. VAVA GETS A SHOCK

XXIX. THINGS STRAIGHTEN OUT

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

She ran off, turning round to wave her hand to her sister

'Vava,' said Stella, 'do not say such dreadful things'

'I'm quite well, thank you, Mr. Jones; but my algebra isn't.'

'My lamb, you should not answer your sister as you do'

'Where have you been, Vava Wharton?' demanded Miss Briggs

Stella goes to the prize distribution

A CITY SCHOOLGIRL AND HER FRIENDS.

CHAPTER I.

HARD FACTS.

'These are the facts, Miss Wharton; hard facts no doubt, but you wished for the truth, and indeed I could not have hidden it from you even if I had wished to do so.' So said a keen but kindly faced old gentleman, as he sat in an office surrounded by despatch and deed boxes which proclaimed his profession to be that of a lawyer.


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