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Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad By L. Frank Baum Characters: 12871

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"To me," said Uncle John, as he stood on the deck and pointed proudly to the statue of Liberty in New York harbor, "that is the prettiest sight I've seen since I left home."

"Prettier than the old masters, Uncle?" asked Patsy, mischievously.

"Yes, or the cathedrals!" he retorted.

When they reached the dock there was the Major waiting to receive Patsy in a new checked suit with a big flower in his button-hole and a broad smile on his jolly face.

And there was Mrs. Merrick, too, with Arthur Weldon beside her, which proved to Louise that he had succeeded in making his peace with her mother. Also there were the stern-featured custom-house officials in their uniforms, and the sight of them sent the cold chills flying down Uncle John's spine.

There was no one present to receive Beth, but her uncle tucked her arm underneath his own with a proud gesture and kept her close beside him. For the girl had quite won his loving old heart on this trip, and she seemed to him more mature and far sweeter than when they had left home.

But the greetings and the "brigandage" were soon over, and in good time they were all assembled in the Doyle flat, where the joyous Major had prepared an elaborate dinner to celebrate the return of the wanderers.

"We've a million pipes and pocket-books for you, daddy," whispered Patsy, hugging him for the twentieth time; "and I've got a thousand things to tell you about our adventures in strange lands."

"Save 'em till we're alone," said the Major; "they're too good to waste on a crowd."

Mr. Merrick was placed at the head of the table to make a speech. It was brief and to the point.

"I promised these young ladies to give them time of their lives," he said, "Did I do it, girls?"

And in a lively chorus they answered:

"You did, Uncle John!"

This story is one of the delightful "Aunt Jane Series" in which are chronicled the many interesting adventures in the lives of those fascinating girls and dear old "Uncle John." The other volumes can be bought wherever books are sold. A complete list of titles, which is added to from time to time, is given on page 2 of this book.

(Complete catalog sent free on request.)

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Author of "Aunt Jane's Nieces" Series

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This story takes Orissa and her friend Sybil through further adventures that test these two clever girls to the limit. A remarkably well told story.

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Price 60 cents each. Postage 12 cents.

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The

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Attractive binding; cover inlay in full color. Frontispiece for each by Norman Hall. Price 60 cents.

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Publishers The Reilly & Britton Co. Chicago

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Books for Older Children by L. Frank Baum

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The Daring Twins Series

By L. FRANK BAUM

In writing "The Daring Twins Series" Mr. Baum yielded to the hundreds of requests that have been made of him by youngsters, both boys and girls, who in their early childhood read and loved his famous "Oz" books, to write a story for young folk of the ages between twelve and eighteen.

A story of the real

life of real boys and

girls in a real family

under real conditions

Two Titles:

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Phoebe Daring

While preparing these books Mr. Baum lived with his characters. They have every element of the drama of life as it begins within the lives of children. The two stories are a mixture of the sublime and the ridiculous; the foibles and fancies of childhood, interspersed with humor and pathos.

Price, $1.00 each

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By ELIA W. PEATTIE

The first book of the "Blue Ridge" Series

Azalea is the heroine of a good, wholesome story that will appeal to every mother as the sort of book she would like her daughter to read. In the homy McBirneys of Mt. Tennyson, down in the Blue Ridge country, and their hearty mountain neighbors, girl readers will find new friends they will be glad to make old friends.

This book marks a distinct advance in the quality of books offered for girls. No lack of action-no sacrifice of charm.

Four half-tone illustrations from drawings by Hazel Roberts. Attractive cover design, $1.00.

The second title in THE BLUE RIDGE SERIES will be published in 1913

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The two, the best of chums, retrieve the fortunes of the Carden family in a way that makes some exciting situations. The secret of the mysterious Mr. Jordan is surprised by Annabel, while Will, in a trip to England with an unexpected climax, finds the real fortune of the Cardens.

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NNABEL is a book whose make-up is in keeping with the high quality of the story.

Beautiful cover and jacket in colors, 12 mo. Illustrated by Joseph Pierre Nuyttens. Price 60 cents

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Designed by

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A school memory book appropriate for girls of the upper grammar grades through high school, private school and normal school. New and exquisite illustrations, printed in two colors on specially made tinted paper, having a good writing surface.

Cloth Edition

Bound in fancy cloth with fetching cover design in five colors and gold. Large 8vo. 192 pages. In beautiful box. Price $1.25

Classmates Edition

Swiss Velvet Ooze. Silk Marker. Special Box. Price $2.00

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An Ideal Book for Young Travelers

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Travel Notes Abroad

MY OWN RECORD

Arranged by

CLARA POWERS WILSON

It would be hard to imagine a girl who does not want a real record of the ecstatic joys of her first glimpses of foreign lands. This very attractive book is the first of its kind, and will be found to provide for every kind of an experience that comes to young American travelers.

There are departments for recording the itinerary, the events of the trip across, friends met, autographs, expenses, different general divisions for the various countries, places to keep a memorandum of hotels where the travelers stayed, also of restaurants, shops, galleries, and purchases, the return trip, etc., etc.

TRAVEL NOTES ABROAD is profusely illustrated

and decorated in two colors with striking cover design, and

inclosed in a box. Price, cloth, $1.50; leather, $3.00.

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Publishers The Reilly & Britton Co. Chicago

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