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The Ranch Girls' Pot of Gold

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 59,756 / 169 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.4
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Ranch Girls
Downloads: 773
Added to site: 2010.09.07 28927

A wholesome and interesting narrative for girls, from the pen of a writer thoroughly in touch with the West and with her audience.

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had come forth in the account of Olive's history.

Obediently Jack put forth her strong, shapely hand, but the woman did not touch it, although her shrewd, half-closed eyes never wandered from the girl's face.

"Be on your guard. You don't wish other people to do anything for you," the gypsy spoke low and warningly. "I know you like to help them, but you are too proud to want to be helped. Some day something you little expect is going to happen to you that will make you have to depend on other people for a long, long time." All at once the woman's harsh manner changed and she gazed at her listener more kindly. "You are fond of this ranch and would like to spend your whole life on it, wouldn't you?" she questioned keenly.

Silently Jack bowed her head.

"You won't," the fortune teller went on solemnly; "you will travel over a great part of the world and you may settle in a strange land. Anyhow, I can see that you'll marry and have sons and----"

Jack blushed resentfully and the g



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