The Outdoor Girls do what they can for the young men fighting in the war in Europe. They work hard knitting sweaters and other necessary items. The girls are both proud and frightened when Allen, Frank, and Roy volunteer for the military. Grace is embarrassed and worried when her brother Will says nothing about volunteering and acts strange for weeks.
Pete's sake, say something!" he burst forth at last, looking up at the silent group defiantly. "You were making enough noise before, but the minute I come along, you just stop short and stare. I didn't know I was so fascinating."
"You're not," said Mollie promptly.
With an impatient grunt, Will stuffed his hands into his pockets and stalked off into the woods.
"Well," said Grace, with a long sigh, "I never saw Will act that way before. Now what's the matter?"
"Indigestion, probably," said Allen, trying to pass it off. "He acts just the way I feel when I have it. Which reminds me that I'm getting mighty all-fired hungry."
"Well, you don't get anything to eat," said Betty decidedly, "until you tell us all about everything, since the day you left here so mysteriously to the present time."
"Seems we've got to sing for our supper--or rather, breakfast," said Frank with a grin. "Go ahead, Allen, but be brief. I want some of Betty's biscuits."
"Goodness, do you suppose Betty's going to start in
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