Billie Bradley falls heir to an old homestead, unoccupied and located far away in a lonely section of the country. How Billie went there, accompanied by some of her chums, and what queer things happened, go to make up a story no girl will want to miss!
g the girls to look after him with laughing eyes.
"You know I just love Irishmen," remarked Billie with emphasis, as they started on their way once more.
In thoughtful silence, they walked the remaining three blocks to the boarding house where Miss Beggs lived.
"This is it," said Billie, as she came to a stop before a three-story brick building that had all the respectable and uncomfortable appearance of a typical boarding house.
"Just like Miss Beggs," Billie was conscious of thinking.
"Well, let's go up," urged Laura, as Billie showed no inclination to move. "We might as well get the agony over with."
"All right, come on," cried Billie, running ahead of them and taking two steps at a time. "As Dad says: 'A coward dies a thousand deaths, the brave man only one.'"
The end of this quotation brought them to the porch, and Billie looked for the bell.
"Now then," she said, and braced herself for the ordeal.
A stout, middle-aged person, without any of