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The Camp Fire Girls in the Mountains

or, Bessie King's Strange Adventure

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Author: Jane L. Stewart
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,156 / 119 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91.3
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 835
Added to site: 2009.07.28 24827

have done. After all, girls and boys aren't the same, and if boys are any good, they're stronger and better at games than girls, no matter how good the girls are."

"Oh, they tried right enough," said Dolly. "They just couldn't do it, that's all."

"Another thing, Dolly, we've got to remember, is that those weren't races. If they had been we'd have been beaten, because those boys could really swim a lot faster than we could. It was just a case of doing certain things and doing them just the right way. Anyone can learn that if they're patient enough, and it's not really very important. I'm glad we won, because I think boys sometimes get the idea that girls can't do anything, and it's just as well for them to find out that we can."

"You're getting on, Bessie. When you first came from Hedgeville you wouldn't have believed that, or, if you had, you wouldn't have said it."

"Oh, I think I would have, Dolly. You know about the only boy I had much to do with in those days was Jake Hoover, an



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