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A Plucky Girl by L. T. Meade

Inconsistent hyphenation and spelling in the original document have been preserved. Obvious typographical errors have been corrected.

Italic text is denoted by _underscores_.

On page 169, "household gods" should possibly be "household goods". On page 320, "spice of her mind" should possibly be "piece of her mind".

A PLUCKY GIRL

BY MRS. L. T. MEADE

AUTHOR OF "CECELIA'S AWAKENING," "PEGGY FROM KERRY," "FOR DEAR DAD," "A WILD IRISH GIRL," "A GIRL OF HIGH ADVENTURE," "THE CHESTERTON GIRL GRADUATES," ETC., ETC.

NEW YORK HURST & COMPANY PUBLISHERS

Copyright, 1900, by George W. Jacobs & Co.

Contents

CHAP PAGE

I. FORTUNE'S BALL 1

II. FRIENDS OR QUONDAM FRIENDS 9

III. MY SCHEME 23

IV. THE VERDICT 31

V. JANE MULLINS 55

VI. THE BERLIN WOOL ROOM 74

VII. THE PAYING GUESTS 83

VIII. THE FLOUR IN THE CAKE 96

IX. THE ARTIST'S EYE 103

X. HER GRACE OF WILMOT 116

XI. WHY DID HE DO IT? 132

XII. TWO EXTREMES 147

XIII. THE UGLY DRESS 160

XIV. ANXIETY 176

XV. DR. READE 186

XVI. GIVE ME YOUR PROMISE 199

XVII. A DASH OF ONIONS 207

XVIII. BUTTERED BREAD 222

XIX. YOU USED TO LOVE US 234

XX. RUINED 242

XXI. MR. PATTENS 250

XXII. THE MAN IN POSSESSION 262

XXIII. ALBERT 273

XXIV. THE BOND 297

XXV. YOU ARE A GOOD MAN 311

XXVI. HAND IN HAND 319

XXVII. TOO LATE 324

XXVIII. THIS DEAR GIRL BELONGS TO US 336

XXIX. HAVE I LOST YOU? 345


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