Tish

Tish
The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions

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Tish by Mary Roberts Rinehart

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1916

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Tish
The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions

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Indomitable Tish!--best loved of all the character creations of Mary Roberts Rinehart--she lives joyously on in her adventures to the delight and entertainment of her many admirers.

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r breakfast she came down to the porch where Aggie and I were knitting.

"I've hurt my arm, Lizzie," she said. "I wish you'd come out and crank the car."

"You'd better stay at home with an arm like that," I replied stiffly.

"Very well, I'll crank it myself."

"Where are you going?"

"To the drug store for arnica."

Bettina was not there, so I turned on Tish sharply. "I'll go, of course," I said; "but I'll not go without speaking my mind, Letitia Carberry. By and large, I've stood by you for twenty-five years, and now in the weakness of your age I'm not going to leave you. But I warn you, Tish, if you touch that racing-car again, I'll send for Charlie Sands."

"I haven't any intention of touching it again," said Tish, meekly enough. "But I wish I could buy a second-hand racer cheap."

"What for?" Aggie demanded.

Tish looked at her with scorn. "To hold flowers on the dining-table," she snapped.

It being necessary, of course, to leave a chaperon wit

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If you are in the mood for a lighthearted, uncomplicated read, this is the book for you. Tish is the story of three 'elderly' (in their 50s!) ladies led by the indomitable Tish. Tish, an independent sort, backs a local automobile race, chases spies in Canada, helps a Syrian immigrant, and helps love find a way.

Set in the United States a few years prior to WWII, the heroines are both ladylike and spicy. There are a few references that are politically incorrect, such as the infamous "n--- in the woodpile" phrase, but none are meant cruelly and reflect the mores of the day.