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Dime Novel and Popular Literature
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The Youth's companion : the best of American life in fiction fact and comment, v. 92, no. 34, August...
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The Youth's companion : the best of American life in fiction fact and comment, v. 92, no. 34, August 22, 1918.
17 December 2014
Boston : Perry Mason Company
Dime Novel and Popular Literature
Bouncing Bet / by Joslyn Gray.
Children's periodicals, American.
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"" "' "" '3..'.."'."." 5.’: 1' OMMY was waiting ut I the station when the train ('iIl)iP. in from Paulding. “I didn't mean to he frvsli forth limitlilessly' the nionient Mr. Meudowcroft uliglital from the train. “I don't know what got into iiie. I'm awfully cut up about it. Golly! I wish you'd given me a good licking.“ “Th.:Lt's all right, Toiiiniy," Mr. Itleadowcroft said. lie stopped and supported himself on one (emtch in order to shake hands with the boy. “I reali7A=d aiterwards that it was nothing but lilustxer. we're too good friends to let anything come be- tween us. " “I wish you'd hung a book at my hr.-ad!" declared Tommy savagely. “ 'our slamming the door nirule sutlicieiit ooinniotioii, " ob- served the other with 9. sinile. "And besides, don’t forget that you’ve Rot something else com- ing to you on Monday. " Toinniy grinned his acknowl- edgnient. As they went on, Mr. Mezvlow roltwait4%d..liopingtiiat the boy miglit have a word to say on the inntter nt issue. ’1'oiiiiny's retimnce confirmed his belief that, like his false- hood, his p:irtiL'ipai.i(in in the trouble had been solely for the sake of Sili4'iiIlIlR the real cul- prit, uhom he had to conclude was linny l'o;.:any. “lloiiday isn't all," Toniniy went on molly. “Gollyl But dad was fierce when he found I‘d been saxsing you. No uiagic for yours truly till after school's out in June. ” “Wh:tt’a that you say, Torn- my ?" Mr. rlleadowcroit cried. really aghast, stopping short in the snow. lie wislied he had done any- thing before he had brought that upon the boy, who was, when all was said, the straightest and most loyal iellmv a man could ask to know. “ I’m right sorry, Tommy,” he said seriously. “I wish I could do 5(hI!IPti)ilI;,' about it. ” “Oh, you needn't bel" said the boy stimchly. I wouldn't 'a’ told you 5' only 1 wruma you toknow I th0lli.'llf. it served me just right. For OIII1‘ in his life dad did just the right thing." said Iresitntirigiy as they paused at his gate, “that I shall be here to-night and to-iiiorrow after school and all Satur- day and Sunday, if she should feel like talking liIilII,’:i over. Things might semi easier and different her ' Betty received the word indiiferently. It failed to penetrate her wretchetliiess deep enough to mitke any il'IIDI’F.SSi0ll. Terrible in the experience of the morn- ing had been. it already seemed far in the past, and her one thought was or Rose and their Visits to Dr. "unde- grift All meiiied lost, yet she could not give up. One chance remained. They might induoe llr. Vandegrift to cliaiige the hour so that they could go to him directly ILHAII” school, in which case they would have to persuade Aunt sand. and Mrs. Iiarruw to consent to their getting: home nea.rly an hour later. ’l'hrit so-eiiied iIIIpll&iiiJiE, but the girl was desperate. She wmidered whether irhe would win or lose by appealing in IN‘! father. But when Monday (:ime'sIie had not 3 r-t dwidrd. On llomluy niomlng Mr. .‘ie:ulow. croft mzaiii iriiiniiioned the thnse to the bench boforo the desk that was like the bar of jiisrtice. For Betty, at lmirt, the ordotil of walking the length of the rciuiolrooni with everyone looking at , her was so trrrihle that it acted as an the ls-arson n.&<i;,’m>4:l lor after slcliool with her, so that they were fairly well prvep:i.rvd. As Toiiiiiiy rveniarkr-d at iilizlit, liowi-vi-r, it did not look like a inexperience nizulo Mr. .llomlowc,roi‘t mom criihzil arid I‘)uIA’i.iIIL' than llr. A[']ri1-- ton, und when he iiizuio iijlltiili l‘lIul't to be ummugn and In take nothing for gnuitnl he was truly to be drwulod. “ My Irvorilieul “'a.sii‘t it nerve?" Cl"i4‘d Ibose as they sink into their seat on the four-hfilwn train that night. “isn‘t. he the limit when he's really iniul? (lorxliioies me! Do you iiu1v]Irs42 be as bad as this every day. lk-tty?" “it will be worm Ile-hush, hem he comes 0 ltow, we shall have to :0 home on the sum train with him every nizlitl I u isil we hadn't sat down il(‘Il‘. Mu-r this we'll take the very hawk mat." hi r. Iii('4I1il)W0I'lJii4 L'1‘0(-'lo<l tiioni poli ly as he entir-red and took the suit opposite them. Toinrny joined him, and the two talked pl:-a.<:uitly all the way. The girls wen: silrnt until they stmd at i‘tose':4 door. “IKUMI, darling, don't-don‘: fool too badly I" Belly r-ntrvati-d her, with her eyes full of iniirs. “Don't give up. ’I'lio,r4- may be, even yet, mine way out. " “Oh, I don't nilndl" mid Ilrrso coolly. “It's rather fun. liui. poor mother! She'll have a [it gr-tti rig up all that Latin comp every night." “Alter this we'll do it at noon and coming home on the train, " mu-x Iv mun mom-v '1HERE.‘I’HERE, CHILD. cnv IF vou LIKE AND HAVE 11’ our THAT wnv.‘ HE SAID cznru BOLINCING BE unmsthetlc, as it were, mid made her less sensitive to the tri:i.l und the verdict. Mr. Me.-iduwcroi‘t’s mzumu-r was diilercnt today. He was quiet iind .st‘elll9d. sad rather than indignant; and his voioe sounded weary -perhaps dismunigml. Alter asking whether any of them had anytliinl: to say. any explana- tion to outer, and rewiviii,-3 no response, he mi that he hardly knew Iiow to deal with such insubordination; that for the hrst time he re- lnetted that some one else had not taken Mr. Appleton’; place during his ilhiess-one who would know better how to hundle the situa- tion, or one whom they would have respect too niubh to defy in such fashion. V As he paused Rose Gilxght her breath us it she were about to spook; ’i‘oiiiniy flushed so deeply that all his irwklu,-3 disappeared; and Betty becanie very pale. He went on quietly. All that, oi ooume, was beside the point. Iii-to he was, and must deal wltli the ease as best he would. Ile could not help doubting whether the two who had of- fended a second time, who had gone on break- ing t.iie rule after liuvinxz been wamed, ought to rmnnin longer within the sdiool. The silence of the room was appalling. Mr. .‘ie:idowcroi't inmle R hnul appoaL "I’erlinp.x Miss I‘-vgany, even if you ectnl doliberatx-ly, you won]-ln'tdo it again-perlinps you regret it now?" he said kindly. She thought she could not hour It. But them was nothing that she oould say. She tried to steady herself by tlilnlrlm; of June, but now its promise was too inswure to oonifort her. The pause was agonizing, “Am I to understand that you acted dollh- emtely and have no rerrn-t?" he said quietly. At that Betty grew even paler, but she main- tained her silence. Toiniiiy raised his hand. "Well, Finns-rriore?" “it was just the same for me as for them, Air," he suid rEL<pecti’uily. “I limit! what you said the first time, and nnyhmv I understood. " "I dare say. Well, then, iimm of you would iwein to belong in this school, the discipline of “ilitil you have Hunted. Iloweve-r, in the ab- scme or your regular teat.-livr, 1 run not willing to put you out 1 shall see to it, nevertheless, that so long as we all miiniii, you break no further rules, and that, peiiiu-nt or not, you do what is possible toward making up what you have lost There are three weeks before the Faster holidays. I)ur‘iniz that period you are not to leave the school grounds lroin nine in the morning until you go to your train at night. And, beginning this afternoon, 1 shall BSIK you to remain after school 1-wry day until four o’olock, and to devote llioextm tinie solely to Lutin oonipostion. I sluill hear you recite everyday from quarter past tliivo on and shall try to huve you miuly‘ to take the exaiiiiriatiun with the others at the claw ol the tem. You muy go to your s<-sits now." As Betty realized that the lost ray of hope was gone, she gluiionl fearfully at lime But apparently Rose had not rrnurpid the full sig- niiimiice of it all. As she nuido her way to her rrat. she carried herself noin-lmlantly and put out her tongue nnd made a funny face when her liru-It was toward the dosk, I'oor Rosei thouglit Iloity. When the mil int-uniniz of it mum upon her, it might prove her doathblow. All inoniiug Betty went about in n dllll‘. At the noon recess she could not touch her lunch- non‘, but after Rae had eaten, lk-tty went over In-tty assured her. “To-ni;:ht I'll come over after supper." She was in truth glad of on exuise to relieve her nnxlt-ly by Roving loose again that night. But she found her apparently much us ewr. Batty nould not understand. Was lime hiding her nanny, or had she not omiie to full n-aiimtion yet? Or did she perhaps trust llctty to iind a way out? Betty herself did not utterly give up. She looked for something to hap- pen. The pipes might burst and the building be so cold Ihat Flelltllli would have who (iis-riiisanl. Or Blr. .‘iP3AIII“’- emit might be called away at noon on bnsim-sot Or H. very small fire might break out, nnd in putting it out the firemen would hood the piiwt’ and uiulto it uiiinhaliitalile ior the rest of the day. And if nothing happened? I14-t'.y (DIl.ViAik‘n'd boldly leaving school during the noon intermission. She would have risked it herself to save Rose, but slie realized that it would do no i:ouL It would be only for once, and the dirrst consequences would follow. Oh, if only Dr. Vandogrift would let her give the men‘-st hint to some one personl Iiut be had tlimitened never to see lam aguin if they even mentioned it to liirii before the am of June All Wediivsday she waited in terrible siispeiise. For the first time siiioe she had bmn in the high school, she failed in all 1101' lessons Iler recitation in on-oi; with so pour out in. )Iezulou- emit was at iil"S! aniazed and then indig- nant; she muddled the simplest tliinirx until he was fumed to believe that tho girl was dc-lib:-rately trying to be im hateful as she (17 The noun il1tA‘l’1’IIl&<iuIl r-nine, and none of the events that Betty had hoped for had liappened. Tliere Wits nu suspicion of smoke. and no tries-wmzi-r had come tocull Mr. )ImduwcI1rft.awiiy. Again Betty was unable to tnueii her lunilioon. Too ooniplotuely distnu-mi to go met the lesson with Rose, she II('l.‘).'t’(I Tummy to do it. and tied to a corner 0! the pzyiiinztsiluii to be by herself. 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