The Motor Girls

A Mystery of the Road

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Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 47,404 / 141 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.9
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Motor Girls
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 748
mnybks.net#: 5541
Origin: gutenberg.org
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spark to the cylinder, and--"

"It didn't take you long to learn," complimented Bess, while Isabel said:

"Paul--er--is he--"

"Yes, he is," admitted Cora with a laugh. "The youth of the garage."

"Well, I don't remember a thing he said," confessed Elizabeth; "but Paul--who could forget Paul? Didn't he have nice teeth?"

"And so polite," added Belle.

"Wasn't he just splendid?" concluded Cora. "And such a number of things that he told me. But come on, get in," and she slowed down the motor somewhat, while, removing a pair of buckskin gloves from her long, tapering hands, she produced a small, dainty handkerchief and rubbed a spot of black grease from her aristocratic nose.

"Got that when I was oiling the rear wheels," she explained.

The twins entered the tonneau, neither of them caring to risk riding on the front seat just yet.

Cora speeded the motor up a bit, glanced behind to see that the tonneau door was securely fastened, and then pulled the speed l

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2013.01.25
Molly
****.

Absolutely adorable, and appropriate for any Nancy Drew fan. This is the first volume of a turn-of-the-last-century mystery series for girls. Our spunky lead is a teenage girl who has just gotten her first "machine" -- slang for a giant honkin' automobile. Her strong, independent streak will appeal to today's girls, and their moms. There's plenty of action and comedy as silly boys challenge our girl to road races (she's very safety-minded), and financial dasterdly deeds begin to appear. There are several more books in this series, many of them available right here.


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