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A Young Mutineer by L. T. Meade

A YOUNG MUTINEER

[Illustration: "WAS THE PERSON FICKLE, AND DID HE BREAK HIS PROMISE?" _Frontispiece._]

A Young Mutineer

BY

MRS. L. T. MEADE

AUTHOR OF "A GIRL IN TEN THOUSAND," "A RING OF RUBIES," "GIRLS NEW AND OLD," ETC.

NEW YORK STITT PUBLISHING COMPANY 1905

TO MY LITTLE GIRL HOPE THE REAL JUDY October 23, 1893

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. AN OLD-FASHIONED LITTLE PAIR 1

II. THE PEOPLE WHO GET MARRIED 14

III. A QUESTION AND AN ANSWER 26

IV. CHANGES 36

V. IN A GARDEN 52

VI. THE EVE OF THE WEDDING 67

VII. A WEDDING PRESENT 82

VIII. HONEYMOON 91

IX. STARVED 101

X. WAITING 118

XI. HUSBAND AND WIFE 129

XII. HILDA'S ENGAGEMENT RING 149

XIII. JUDY'S ROOM 157

XIV. THE LITTLE RIFT 174

XV. THREE IS TRUMPERY 186

XVI. A LITTLE GIRL AND A LITTLE CROSS 195

XVII. JUDY'S SECRET 208

XVIII. GIANT-KILLER 224

XIX. GOOD OMENS 253

A YOUNG MUTINEER.

CHAPTER I

AN OLD-FASHIONED LITTLE PAIR.

Sun and shower--sun and shower-- Now rough, now smooth, is the winding way; Thorn and flower--thorn and flower-- Which will you gather? Who can say? Wayward hearts, there's a world for your winning, Sorrow and laughter, love or woe: Who can tell in the day's beginning The paths that your wandering feet shall go?

--MARY MACLEOD.

The village choir were practicing in the church--their voices, somewhat harsh and uncultivated, were sending forth volumes of sound into the summer air. The church doors were thrown open, and a young man dressed in cricketing-flannels was leaning against the porch. He was tall, and square-shouldered, with closely-cropped dark hair, and a keen, intelligent face.


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