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A Little Question in Ladies' Rights by Fillmore

A LITTLE QUESTION IN LADIES' RIGHTS

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_BY THE SAME AUTHOR_

THE HICKORY LIMB

_Illustrated._ _Cloth._ _50 cents net_

"The joyful pathos is so true that it chokes you all up but leaves you happy, and one likes to be left happy."

"An hour of amusement, a series of laughs from the heart out and a pleasant vista backward to the days of childhood will come to the reader of 'The Hickory Limb.'"

_Cincinnati Tribune._

JOHN LANE COMPANY

NEW YORK

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[Illustration: "What's the matter, Margery?"

"Nothing. I'm just waiting."

(_See page 13_)]

A LITTLE QUESTION IN LADIES' RIGHTS

by

PARKER H. FILLMORE

Author of "The Hickory Limb," "The Rosie World," Etc.

Illustrations by Rose Cecil O'Neill

[Illustration]

New York John Lane Company MCMXVI

Copyright, 1911, By John Lane Company

Copyright, 1916, By John Lane Company

Press of J. J. Little & Ives Company New York, U. S. A.

_Note_: The first part of this story is reprinted from "The Young Idea," now out of print; the second part has never until now appeared in book form.

ILLUSTRATIONS

"What's the matter, Margery?" "Nothing. I'm just waiting." _Frontispiece_

PAGE

"I'm only the hired girl!" 19

"Margery, do you see him? The bees are after him!" 30

A LITTLE QUESTION IN LADIES' RIGHTS

PART ONE

MARGERY was sitting under the cherry tree with a certain air of expectancy. She seemed to be waiting for something or some one. Willie Jones's head popped over the back fence and Willie Jones himself, a tin pail in one hand, dropped into the Blair yard and made for the cherry tree. But Margery still gazed earnestly, tensely, into nothing. Willie Jones, evidently, was not the object of her thoughts.

"What's the matter, Margery?"

"Nothing. I'm just waiting."

"What for?"

There was no reason for telling Willie Jones, but, by the same token, there was no reason for not telling him. So Margery answered frankly:


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