ols. "The watering can will be good, too. Scoop up the sand--use your hands!"
She rushed over and picked up one of the pails, an example followed by her sister and Eline.
"Oh, why don't those boys come out!" cried the latter. "Maybe they are--burned!" she faltered.
"Perhaps they can't get our car started," said Bess. "Sometimes it just won't respond!"
Quickly they filled the pails with sand, and while this is being done, and other preparations under way to fight the fire and save the autos I will take just a moment to tell my new readers something about the characters in this story, and how they figured in previous books of the series.
The first volume, in which Cora Kimball and her chums were introduced, was entitled "The Motor Girls," and in that they succeeded in unraveling a mystery of the road, though it was not as easy as they at first thought it might be.
Then came "The Motor Girls on a Tour; Or, Keeping a Strange Promise," and how strange that promise was, not