This collection of absurd and amusing adventures is the sequel to 'The Strange Adventures of Captain Horn'. Mrs. Cliff herself, suddenly in possession of a fortune, presents the phenomenon of a woman unable to spend her income; after dazzling her native town in Maine, she buys a steam-yacht which she dubs 'The Summer Shelter' and invites a Synod to sail with her to the West Indies in lieu of a country week. A very satisfactory antidote to a dull half-hour!
g a loosely filled black cotton glove. Her large, light-blue eyes showed a wondering interest, and Mrs. Cliff felt that every portion of her visible attire was being carefully scanned.
For a moment Mrs. Cliff hesitated, and then she took the hand of Willy Croup and shook it, but she did not speak. She had no command of words, at least for greeting.
Willy earnestly inquired after her health, and said how glad she was to see her, but Mrs. Cliff did not listen. She looked about her. For an instant she thought that possibly the train had come in ahead of time, but this, of course, was absurd--trains never did that.
"Willy," she said, her voice a little shaken, "has anything happened? Is anybody sick?"
"Oh no!" said Willy; "everybody is well, so far as I know. I guess you are wondering why there is nobody here to meet you, and I have been wondering at that too. They must have thought that you did not want to be bothered when you were attending to your baggage and things. Is anybody with
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