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The Girls of Chequertrees

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Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 59,179 / 175 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.7
Downloads: 459
Added to site: 2014.11.27 31840

ervants, Martha and Ellen, to cook, and clean the house. When I return at the end of six months I will hand over to you--providing you have not broken any of the above conditions--the sum of L50, which is deposited meanwhile with my banker. (Enclosed you will find banker's guarantee for same.)

I am likewise offering the same sum of money to three other girls who are being asked to come and stay at my house, and to whom I want you to act as hostess. The girls' names are: Beryl Cranswick, Isobel Prior, and Caroline Weston.

Send me a wire to reach me by Saturday evening saying whether you accept this invitation or not. If you accept you must arrive at Barrowfield not later than Tuesday next.

Trusting you will be sensible and wire 'yes,'

Yours sincerely, EMILY CRABINGWAY

There was silence for a few moments when Pamela finished reading. She handed the banker's guarantee across to her father, who took it without a word.

"Well!" queried Mr Sigglesthorne, polishing nervously.

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
Leah A. Zeldes

Four disparate girls receive a mysterious invitation to spend six months as caretakers of the village home of a woman barely known to them, during which time they may not see any relatives, in order to earn £50 a piece. This might seem as if it was heading for some kind of moral, but although they manage to pass the time, none of them really grows or changes significantly during the period. That makes it feel somewhat pointless.



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