A Girl of the Limberlost

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A GIRL OF THE LIMBERLOST

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"Elnora knelt and, slipping her fingers through the leaves and grasses to the roots, gathered a few violets and gave them to Philip"

 
 
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A Girl
of
The Limberlost

By
Gene Stratton Porter

Illustrations by
Wladyslaw T. Benda

 

New York
GROSSET & DUNLAP
Publishers

 
 

Copyright, 1909, by
Doubleday, Page & Company


All rights reserved, including that of
translation into Foreign Languages,
including the Scandinavian

 

THE COUNTRY LIFE PRESS, GARDEN CITY, N. Y.

 

TO
ALL GIRLS OF THE LIMBERLOST
IN GENERAL
AND ONE
JEANETTE HELEN PORTER
IN PARTICULAR

 

CHARACTERS


Elnora, who collects moths to pay for her education, and lives the Golden Rule.

Philip Ammon, who assists in moth hunting, and gains a new conception of love.

Mrs. Comstock, who lost a delusion and found a treasure.

Wesley Sinton, who always did his best.

Margaret Sinton, who "mothers" Elnora.

Billy, a boy from real life.

Edith Carr, who discovers herself.

Hart Henderson, to whom love means all things.

Polly Ammon, who pays an old score.

Tom Levering, engaged to Polly.

Terrence O'More, Freckles grown tall.

Mrs. O'More, who remained the Angel.

Terrence, Alice and Little Brother, the O'More children.

page

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE
I. Wherein Elnora Goes to High School, and Learns Many Lessons not Found in Her Books 3
II. Wherein Wesley and Margaret Go Shopping, and Elnora's Wardrobe Is Replenished 27
III. Wherein Elnora Visits the Bird Woman, and Opens a Bank Account 40
IV. Wherein the Sintons Are Disappointed, and Mrs. Comstock Learns that She Can Laugh 54
V. Wherein Elnora Receives a Warning and Billy Appears on the Scene 84
VI. Wherein Mrs. Comstock Indulges In "Frills," and Billy Reappears 101
VII. Wherein Mrs. Comstock Manipulates Margaret, and Billy Acquires a Residence 124
VIII. Wherein the Limberlost Tempts Elnora, and Billy Buries His Father 158
IX. Wherein Elnora Discovers a Violin, and Billy Disciplines Margaret 167
X. Wherein Elnora Has More Financial Troubles, and Mrs. Comstock Again Hears the Song of the

Limberlost

185
XI. Wherein Elnora Graduates, and Freckles and the Angel Send Gifts 209
XII. Wherein Margaret Sinton Reveals a Secret, and Mrs. Comstock Possesses the

Limberlost

229
XIII. Wherein Mother Love Is Bestowed on Elnora, and She Finds an Assistant in Moth

Hunting

261
XIV. Wherein a New Position Is Tendered Elnora, and Philip Ammon Is Shown

Limberlost Violets

281
XV. Wherein Mrs. Comstock Faces the Almighty, and Philip Ammon Writes a Letter 296
XVI. Wherein the Limberlost Sings for Ammon, and the Talking Trees Tell Great Secrets 314
XVII. Wherein Mrs. Comstock Dances In the Moonlight, and Elnora Makes a Confession 328
XVIII. Wherein Mrs. Comstock Experiments with Rejuvenation, and Elnora Teaches Natural History 347
XIX. Wherein Philip Ammon Gives a Ball in Honour of Edith Carr, and Hart Henderson Appears on the

Scene

360
XX. Wherein the Elder Ammon Offers Advice, and Edith Carr Experiences Regrets 377
XXI. Wherein Philip Ammon Returns to the Limberlost, and Elnora Studies the Situation 388
XXII. Wherein Philip Ammon Kneels to the Queen of Love, and Chicago Comes to the Limberlost 408
XXIII. Wherein Elnora Reaches a Decision, and Freckles and the Angel Appear 430
XXIV. Wherein Edith Carr Wages a Battle and Hart Henderson Stands Guard 445
XXV. Wherein Philip Finds Elnora, and Edith Carr Offers a Yellow Emperor 460



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