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A Harum-Scarum Schoolgirl

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Author: Angela Brazil
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,217 / 197 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.6
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,011
Added to site: 2008.02.19
mnybks.net#: 20111
Origin: gutenberg.org

Schoolgirl life described vividly and wholesomely, for girls.

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ves me spasms!" hinnied Magsie. "It's the very image of a village idiot who used to terrify me when I was a kiddie. Don't look at me with those horrid eyes! I shall have a fit!"

"Look here, you mad thing!" said Vi. "Can't you tell us who you really are?"

"Miss Judkins."

"No, no! Your real name! Stop ragging!"

Once more the half-witted, shambling figure gave place to a sparkling, self-possessed, laughing young witch of fourteen, who with another mock curtsy introduced herself.

"Diana Hewlitt--quick-change artiste. Entertainments arranged at any moment. Reserved seats, five shillings. Proceeds to the Red Cross Fund. Oh, I believe at first I really did take you in!"

"You did," admitted Wendy; "because, of course, we weren't expecting it. We shall know you better now, and be prepared. I say, you're rather a sport! Where have you turned up from? Miss Todd said only an hour ago there weren't any new girls."

"No doubt she told the truth. There weren't then! W

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