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Janice Day by Helen Beecher Long

[Illustration: The quick eye of Janice Day caught sight of this row of nondescripts. (See page 15.)]

JANICE DAY

BY

HELEN BEECHER LONG

ILLUSTRATED BY

WALTER S. ROGERS

GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS :-: NEW YORK

COPYRIGHT, 1914, BY

SULLY AND KLEINTEICH

All rights reserved

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. A NEW-FASHIONED GIRL 1

II. POKETOWN 10

III. "IT JEST RATTLES" 22

IV. FIRST IMPRESSIONS 32

V. 'RILL SCATTERGOOD AND HER SCHOOL 43

VI. AN AFTERNOON OF ADVENTURE 56

VII. THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LOST THE ECHO 64

VIII. A BIT OF ROMANCE 73

IX. TEA, AND A TALK WITH DADDY 84

X. BEGINNING WITH A BEDSTEAD 96

XI. A RAINY DAY 109

XII. ON THE ROAD WITH WALKY DEXTER 122

XIII. NELSON HALEY 131

XIV. A TIME OF TRIAL 139

XV. NEW BEGINNINGS 149

XVI. "SHOWING" THE ELDER 159

XVII. CHRISTMAS NEWS 173

XVIII. "THE FLY-BY-NIGHT" 184

XIX. CHRISTMAS, AFTER ALL! 197

XX. THE TROUBLE WITH NELSON HALEY 210

XXI. A STIR OF NEW LIFE IN POKETOWN 217

XXII. AT THE SUGAR CAMP 226

XXIII. "DO YOU MEAN THAT?" 235

XXIV. THE SCHOOL DEDICATION 241

XXV. THROUGH THE SECOND WINTER 253

XXVI. JUST HOW IT ALL BEGAN 262

XXVII. POKETOWN IN A NEW DRESS 271

XXVIII. NO ODOR OF GASOLINE! 280

XXIX. JANICE DAY'S FIRST LOVE LETTER 290

XXX. WHAT THE ECHO MIGHT HAVE HEARD 302

ILLUSTRATIONS

The quick eye of Janice Day caught sight of this row of nondescripts. (See page 15.) _Frontispiece_

FACING PAGE

The old violin wailed out the tune haltingly 72

God's world _did_ look bigger and greater from The Overlook. (See page 155.) 154


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