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A Dear Little Girl's Summer Holidays by Blanchard

Text in small caps is marked with a tilde ~. A list of corrections made can be found at the end of the book.

A Dear Little Girl's Summer Holidays

AMY E. BLANCHARD

[Decoration]

~Whitman Publishing Co.~

RACINE, WISCONSIN

Copyright 1911 by George W. Jacobs & Co.

A Dear Little Girl's Summer Holidays

Printed in 1924 by Western Printing & Lithographing Co. Racine, Wis. Printed in U.S.A.

CONTENTS

Chapter Page

I THE INVITATION 11

II THE ARRIVAL 24

III MISS ELOISE 39

IV THE PORCH PARTY 54

V THE LITTLE BUNGALOW 70

VI IN THE FOG 84

VII A SAILING PARTY 98

VIII THE FIRE 114

IX TO BOSTON 128

X THE BAZAR 143

XI OLD NORTH CHURCH 159

XII HOME AGAIN 174

A Dear Little Girl's Summer Holidays

THE INVITATION

It was a very warm morning in June. Edna and her friend Dorothy Evans were sitting under the trees trying to keep cool. They both wore their thinnest morning frocks and had pinned their hair up in little pug knots on the tops of their heads. They had their boxes of pieces and were trying to make something suitable for their dolls to wear in the hot weather.

"It's too sticky to sew," said Dorothy, throwing down her work. "Marguerite will have to go without a frock and sit around in her skin."

"You mean in her kid," returned Edna.

"Well, isn't kid skin?" asked Dorothy.

Edna laughed. "Why, yes, I suppose it is, and Ben says we are kids, so our skin is kid skin. Oh, dear, it is hot. I wish I were a fish; it would be so nice to go slipping through the cool water."

"Yes, but it wouldn't be so nice to be in a frying pan sizzling over a fire."

"I feel almost as if I were doing that now. There comes the postman, I wonder if he has a letter from Jennie. We promised one another we would always write on blue paper because blue is true, you know, and that looks as if it might be a blue letter the postman has on top. I'm going to see."

"I'll wait here," returned Dorothy. "It's too hot to move."

She sat fanning herself with the lid of her piece box, watching her friend the while. Once or twice Edna stopped on her way back, and finally she began to dance up and down, then ran toward Dorothy, calling out, "Oh, there's a lovely something to tell you. Oh, I do hope it can come true."


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