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Four Girls and a Compact

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Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,927 / 57 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 572
mnybks.net#: 2250
Origin: gutenberg.org
Excerpt

the country!' Doesn't that sound splendid! Makes me think of cows and chickens and strawberries and--"

"Pumps painted blue!" laughed Laura Ann. "We're in for a blue pump, girls!"

* * * * *

The substitution at the handkerchief counter could not be arranged for at once, so the proposed voyage of discovery was a little delayed. Meanwhile the Grand Plan and a newly-born family of lesser plans occupied the interim of waiting. One thing they all agreed upon. It was tired little Billy who voiced it.

"We won't be good this summer, will we? I've been good so long that I want to rest!"

"It would seem comfortable not to have to be, wouldn't it?" Loraine laughed. As if Loraine could rest from being good! "Not to have to do anything for anybody--just be good to yourself! Now, I call that the luxury of selfishness! And really, girls, we deserve one little luxury--"

"We'll indulge ourselves," T.O. nodded gravely. "I'm sure I've been polite to people and patient with peop

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****
2010.05.22
Leah A. Zeldes
****.

A sad, sweet little story of four poor young women, roommates in a big city, who vow to have a lazy and selfish summer vacation in the country. Predictable but pleasant reading, a little reminiscent of the works of Edna Ferber.

2009.03.02
Emily
***..

This book reminded me a bit of Anne of Green Gables, although the girls were older. A sweet story about the four girls. I would not call this romance.


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