Author of Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School, Grace Harlowe's Sophomore Year at High School, Grace Harlowe's Junior Year at High School, etc.
CHAPTER I. A Puzzling Resemblance
CHAPTER II. What the Day Brought Forth
CHAPTER III. What Happened in Room Forty-Seven
CHAPTER IV. Grace Turns in the Fire Alarm
CHAPTER V. Nora Becomes a Prize "Suggester"
CHAPTER VI. The Thanksgiving Bazaar
CHAPTER VII. A Thief in the Night
CHAPTER VIII. Marian Asserts Her Independence
CHAPTER IX. The Judge's House Party
CHAPTER X. Christmas with Judge
CHAPTER XI. Santa Claus Visits the Judge
CHAPTER XII. The mistletoe Bough
CHAPTER XIII. Tom and Grace Scent Trouble
CHAPTER XIV. Grace and Anne Plan a Study Campaign
CHAPTER XV. The Phi Sigma Taus Meet with a Loss
CHAPTER XVI. The Unexpected Happens
CHAPTER XVII. Anne Becomes Famous
CHAPTER XVIII. The Theatre Party
CHAPTER XIX. Grace Meets with a Rebuff
CHAPTER XX. Marian's Confession
CHAPTER XXI. What Happened at the Haunted House
CHAPTER XXII. Grace and Eleanor Make a Formal Call
CHAPTER XXIII. The Message of the Violin
CHAPTER XXIV. The Parting of the Ways
"Who is that Girl?"
The Girls Circled Around the Judge
Hippy Sat With A Piece of Fudge in Either Hand
Grace Held Her Breath in Astonishment
It was a sunny afternoon in early October, and Grace Harlowe with her three chums, Anne Pierson, Nora
O'Malley and Jessica Bright, stood grouped around three young men on the station platform at Oakdale. For
Hippy Wingate, Reddy Brooks and David Nesbit were leaving that afternoon to begin a four years' course in
an eastern college, and a number of relatives and friends had gathered to wish them godspeed.
Those who have read "Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School" need no introduction to these three young men or to the girl chums. The doings of these merry girls made the record of their freshman year memorable indeed. The winning of the freshman prize by Anne Pierson, despite the determined opposition and plotting of
Miriam Nesbit, also aspiring to that honor, Mrs. Gray's Christmas party, the winter picnic that ended in an adventure with wolves, and many other stirring events furnished plenty of excitement for the readers of that volume.
In "Grace Harlowe's Sophomore Year at High School" the interest of the story was centered around the series
of basketball games played by the sophomore and junior classes for the High School championship. In this
volume was narrated the efforts of Miriam Nesbit, aided by Julia Crosby, the disagreeable junior captain, to
discredit Anne, and force Grace to resign the captaincy of her team. The rescue of Julia by Grace from
drowning during a skating party served to bring about a reconciliation between the two girls and clear Anne's
name of the suspicion resting upon it. The two classes, formerly at sword's points, became friendly, and buried
the hatchet, although Miriam Nesbit, still bitterly jealous of Grace's popularity, planned a revenge upon Grace
that nearly resulted in making her miss playing on her team during the deciding game. Grace's encounter with
an escaped lunatic, David Nesbit's trial flight in his aeroplane, were incidents that also held the undivided
attention of the reader.
In that volume Eleanor Savelli, the self-willed, temperamental daughter of an Italian violin virtuoso, furnished
much of the interest of the book. The efforts of Grace and her chums to create in this girl a healthy,
wholesome enjoyment for High School life, and her repudiation of their friendship, and subsequent attempts
to revenge herself for fancied slights and insults, served to make the story absorbing.
The class play in which Eleanor plotted to oust Anne Pierson, the star, from the production and obtain the
leading part for herself, the discovery of the plot at the eleventh hour by Grace, enabling her to balk Eleanor's
scheme, were among the incidents that aroused anew the admiration of the reader for capable, wide-awake
The seven young people on the platform looked unusually solemn, and a brief silence followed Grace's wistful question. Saying good-bye threatened to be a harder task than any of them had imagined it to be. Even Hippy, usually ready of speech, wore a look of concern decidedly out of place on his fat, good-humored face.
we'll all be weeping. Can't you offer something cheerful?"
Hippy fixed a reflective eye upon Nora for an instant, then recited in a husky voice:
"Remember well, and bear in mind,
There was a shout of laughter went up at this and things began to take a brighter turn.
"Now will you be good, Nora?" teased David.
"Humph!" sniffed Nora. "I knew his sadness was only skin deep."
"After all," said Anne Pierson, "why should we look at the gloomy side. You are all coming home for
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