The Outdoor Girls of Deepdale
Grace obligingly moved, and her friend sat beside her, idly swinging a couple of books by a long strap. Betty and Mollie supported themselves by draping their arms about each other's waists.
"'Patience on a monument,'" quoted Betty, looking at the two on the stump.
"Which one?" asked Mollie with a laugh.
"We'll divide the virtues between us; won't we, Amy?" exclaimed Grace, putting her head on the other's shoulder. "Now I'm--"
"The sleeping beauty!" supplied Betty, "Do come on!" and after a little argument, in which Grace insisted that she had not had more than a minute's respite, the four started off again. They were approaching the outskirts of the town in the vicinity of which they all lived.
"If this weather keeps up we can't start off on our tramping and camping trip any too soon," remarked Grace.
"When can we arrange for it?" asked Amy. "I think it is the nicest idea I ever heard of."
"You can all come over to my house to-night," s