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A Young Mutineer
"WAS THE PERSON FICKLE,AND DID HE BREAK HIS PROMISE?" Frontispiece.
A Young Mutineer
BY MRS. L. T. MEADE AUTHOR OF"A GIRL IN TEN THOUSAND," "A RING OF RUBIES," "GIRLS NEW AND OLD,"ETC.
NEW YORK STITT PUBLISHING COMPANY 1905
PAGE 1 14 26 36 52 67 82 91 101 118 129 149 157 174 186 195 208 224 253
TO MY LITTLE GIRL HOPE THE REAL JUDY October 23, 1893 CONTENTS. CHAPTER I. ANOLD-FASHIONEDLITTLEPAIR II. THEPEOPLEWHOGETMARRIED III. A QUESTION AND ANANSWER IV. CHANGES V. IN AGARDEN VI. THEEVE OF THEWEDDING VII. A WEDDINGPRESENT VIII. HONEYMOON IX. STARVED X. WAITING XI. HUSBAND ANDWIFE XII. HILDA'SENGAGEMENTRING XIII. JUDY'SROOM XIV. THELITTLERIFT XV. THREEISTRUMPERY XVI. A LITTLEGIRL AND ALITTLECROSS XVII. JUDY'SSECRET XVIII. GIANT-KILLER XIX. GOODOMENS A YOUNG MUTINEER. CHAPTER I AN OLD-FASHIONED LITTLE PAIR. Sun and shower—sun and shower— Now rough, now smooth, is the winding way; Thorn and flower—thorn and flower— Which will you gather? Who can say? Wayward hearts, there's a world for your winning, Sorrow and laughter, love or woe: Who can tell in the day's beginning The paths that your wandering feet shall go? —MARYMACLEOD. The village choir were practicing in the church—their voices, somewhat harsh and uncultivated, were sending forth volumes of sound into the summer air. The church doors were thrown open, and a young man dressed in cricketing-flannels was leaning against the porch. He was tall, and square-shouldered, with closely-cropped dark hair, and a keen, intelligent face. When the music became very loud and discordant he moved impatiently, but as the human voices ceased and the sweet notes of the voluntary sounded in full melody on the little organ, a look of relief swept like a soothing hand over his forehead. The gates of the Rectory were within a stone's throw of the church. Up the avenue three people might have been seen advancing. Two were children, one an adult. The grown member of this little group was tall and slight; she wore spectacles, and although not specially gifted with wisdom, possessed a particularly wise appearance. The two little girls, who were her pupils, walked somewhat sedately by her side. As they passed the church the governess looked neither to right nor left, but the eldest girl fixed her keen and somewhat hungry eyes with a questioning gaze on the young man who stood in the porch. He nodded back to her a glance full of intelligence, which he further emphasized by a quick and somewhat audacious wink from his left eye. The little girl walked on loftily; she thought that Jasper Quentyns, who was more or less a stranger in the neighborhood, had taken a distinct liberty. "What's the matter, Judy?" asked the smallest of the girls. "Nothing," replied Judy quickly. She turned to her governess as she spoke. "Miss Mills, I was very good at my lessons to-day, wasn't I?" "Yes, Judy." "You are not going to forget what you promised me?" "I am afraid I do forget; what was it?" "You said if I were really good I might stop at the church on my way back and go home with Hilda. I have been good, so I may go home with Hilda, may I not?" "Yes, child, of course, if I promised, but we are only just on our walk now. It is a fine autumnal day, and I want to get to the woods to pick some bracken and heather, for your Aunt Marjorie has asked me to fill all the vases for dinner to-night. There are not half enough flowers in the garden, so I must go to the woods, whatever happens. Your sister will have left the church when we return, Judy." "No, she won't," re lied Jud . "The ractice will be twice as lon as usual to-da because of the Harvest
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