Dandelion Cottage

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"Yes," said Bettie, "We're looking for a house."—P. 12
 

 

Dandelion Cottage


BY
CARROLL WATSON RANKIN


With Illustrations by Florence Scovel Shinn and Elizabeth R. Finley


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NEW YORK
HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY

 

 

Copyright, 1904
BY
HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY


October, 1934

N. R. A.


PRINTED IN THE U. S. A. BY
QUINN & BODEN COMPANY. INC.
RAHWAY, N. J.

 

 

TO
RHODA, FRANCES AND ELEANOR,
Whose lively interest made the writing
of this little book a joyful task.

 

 

THE PERSONS OF THE STORY

Bettie Tucker:
Jeanie Mapes:
Mabel Bennett:
Marjory Vale:


The Dandelion
Cottagers.

The Tucker Family:—Mostly boys.
The Mapes Family:—Two parents, two boys.
Dr. and Mrs. Bennett:— Merely Parents.
Aunty Jane:—A Parental Substitute.
Mrs. Crane:—The Pleasantest Neighbour.
Mr. Black:—The Senior Warden.
Mr. Downing:—The Junior Warden.
Miss Blossom:—The Lodger.
Mr. Blossom:—The Organ Tuner.
Grandma Pike:—Another Neighbour.

Mr. and Mrs. Milligan:
Laura Milligan:
The Milligan Boy and
the Milligan Baby"
The Milligan Dog:


The
Unpleasantest
Neighbours.

 

 

CONTENTS

  1. Chapterpage
  2. I.
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    1
  3. II.
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    16
  4. III.
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    28
  5. IV.
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    44
  6. V.
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    58
  7. VI.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    68
  8. VII.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    77
  9. VIII.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    85
  10. IX.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    98
  11. X.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    110
  12. XI.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    119
    1. Chapterpage
    2. XII.
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      130
    3. XIII.
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      138
    4. XIV.
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      150
    5. XV.
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      162
    6. XVI.
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      171
    7. XVII.
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      182
    8. XVIII.
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      193
    9. XIX.
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      204
    10. XX.
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      214
    11. XXI.
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      221
    12. XXII.
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      231
    13. XXIII.
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      239
    14. XXIV.
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      250
    15. XXV.
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      260
    16. XXVI.
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      269
  13. Chapterpage
  14. XXVII.
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    277
  15. XXVIII.
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    289
  16. XXIX.
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    299

 

ILLUSTRATIONS

  1. PAGE
  2. "Yes," said Bettie, "We're Looking for a House." By Florence Scovel Shinn.
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    Frontispiece
  3. A Middle-aged Young Lady Stood on the Door-step. By Elizabeth R. Finley
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    69
  4. Laura, Perched High on the Fence, Began to Sing. By Elizabeth R. Finley
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    173
  5. " 'We're the People that have been Deceived,' said Mrs. Mulligan." By Florence Scovel Shinn
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    247
  6. "Holding Each Other's Middle-aged Hands. By Florence Scovel Shinn
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    305


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1945, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.