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Title: Katherine's SheavesAuthor: Mrs. George Sheldon
Release Date: February, 2004 [EBook #5008]
[Yes, we are more than one year ahead of
schedule] [This file was first posted on April 9,
2002]
Edition: 10
Language: English
*** START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG
EBOOK, KATHERINE'S SHEAVES ***
Charles Franks and the Online Distributed
Proofreading Team.
KATHERINE'S SHEAVES
BY MRS. GEORGE SHELDON
(Mrs. George Sheldon Downs)
To her,Who led my newly awakened thought
Towards a higher understanding of God,
And opened before me broader vistas of the Life
immortal
That is born of Truth and Love,
My Teacher
F. S. K.
this story is lovingly dedicated by The Author
The words Science and Health which appear as
marginal reference refer to The Christian Science
Text Book "Science and Health, with Key to the
Scriptures" by Mary Baker G. Eddy
CONTENTS
I. At Hilton Seminary
II. Katherine and Her Roommate
III. Dorothy
IV. Phillip Harris Stanley, M.D.
V. Katherine's First Sabbath at Hilton
VI. Materia Medica and Miracles
VII. Katherine and the Junior League
VIII. Transcendentalism as Elucidated for the
Junior League
IX. Katherine Makes a Demonstration
X. Mrs. Seabrook's Problem
XI. Dr. Stanley Asks Some Questions
XII. Prof. Seabrook's Ultimatum—and Broken
Rules XIII. The Story of a Stray Waif
XIV. A Sophomore Racket
XV. "Hilton Volunteers"
XVI. A Junior Entertainment
XVII. Dr. Stanley Has An Object Lesson
XVIII. Sadie Receives an Opportune Invitation
XIX. Mrs. Seabrook Takes a Stand
XX. Interesting Developments
XXI. The Traveler Returns
XXII. Phillip Stanley's First Demonstration
XXIII. Mrs. Minturn Visits Hilton
XXIV. The End of School Days
XXV. A Momentous Errand
XXVI. ConclusionKATHERINE'S SHEAVES.CHAPTER I.
AT HILTON SEMINARY.
It was four o'clock in the afternoon on the opening
day of the midwinter term at Hilton Seminary, a
noted institution located in a beautiful old town of
Western New York.
A group of gay girls had just gathered in one of the
pleasant and spacious recreation rooms and were
chattering like the proverbial flock of magpies—
exchanging merry greetings after their vacation;
comparing notes on studies, classes and
roommates; discussing the advent of new
teachers, pupils and improvements, when a tall,
gracious woman of, perhaps, thirty-five years
suddenly appeared in the doorway, her fair face
gleaming with humorous appreciation of the
animated scene and babel before her, and
enjoined silence with the uplifting of one slim white
hand.
There was an instantaneous hush, as the bevy of
maidens turned their bright faces and affectionate
glances upon their teacher, who, evidently, was a
prime favorite with them all.
"What is it, Miss Reynolds? What can we do for
you?" eagerly queried several of the group, as they
sprang forward to ascertain her wishes."Is Miss Minturn in the room? I am looking for a
new pupil who arrived this morning," the teacher
responded, her genial, friendly blue eyes roving
from face to face in search of the stranger to
whom she had referred.
A young girl, who had been sitting by herself in a
remote corner of the room, arose and moved
towards the speaker.
"I am Katherine Minturn," she said, with quiet self-
possession, yet flushing slightly beneath the many
curious glances bent upon her, as her soft, brown
eyes met the smiling blue ones.
She was, apparently, about nineteen years of age,
a little above medium height, her form slight but
almost perfect in its proportions. A wealth of hair,
matching the color of her eyes, crowned a small,
shapely head, and contrasted beautifully with a
creamy complexion, the delicacy of which was
relieved chiefly by the vivid scarlet of her lips. Her
features were clear-cut and very attractive—at
least so thought Miss Reynolds as she studied the
symmetrical brow, the large, thoughtful eyes, the
tender mouth and prettily rounded chin curving so
gracefully into the white, slender neck.
"Ah! Miss Minturn. I have had quite a search for
you," she said, reaching out a cordial hand to her;
for, despite the girl's self- poise, she had caught a
quiver of loneliness on the expressive face. "I am
Miss Reynolds, the teacher of mathematics, and I
have been commissioned by Prof. Seabrook to findand show you to his study. But first, let me present
you to these chatterers."
She dropped the hand that was trembling in her
clasp, and, slipping a reassuring arm about the
girl's waist, continued:
"Young ladies, this is Miss Minturn, a new junior. I
can't present each of you formally, for she is
wanted immediately elsewhere; but I will see that
she finds you all out later."
Katherine nodded a smiling acknowledgment to the
vigorous clapping of hands and the hearty
"Welcome, Miss Minturn, to Hilton." Then Miss
Reynolds led her away, and the interrupted chatter
of the magpies was resumed with redoubled
animation, but now the new junior absorbed the
attention of everyone.
"Say, girls, isn't she a dear?" "Came this morning,
did she? where from, I wonder?" "My! but wasn't
that a nobby traveling suit, and such a fit!"
"Katherine Minturn—pretty name, isn't it?" "Does
anybody know anything more about her?" were
some of the comments and queries that slipped
from those supple instruments with a tendency
towards perpetual motion, which, sometimes, are
described as organs that are hung in the middle
and wag at both ends— school-girls' tongues.
"Hush!—sh!—sh! Oh, girls, do ring off, and
perhaps I can give you a point or two," cried a
high-pitched voice with an unmistakable Southern
drawl, as a somewhat overdressed girl of nineteendrawl, as a somewhat overdressed girl of nineteen
or twenty years re-enforced her appeal by vigorous
gestures to attract attention, whereupon the ever
alert spirit of Curiosity silenced every loquacious
chatterer, except one who solemnly announced,
"Ladies, Miss Minot has the floor!"
"Yes," the speaker observed, "the new junior does
strike one as being downright stunning. She came
from New York City, and"—with a lugubrious sigh
—"though I've never set eyes on her before, I was
informed this morning that she is to be my
roommate for the remainder of the year."
A burst of mirthful laughter rippled over a dozen
pairs of rosy lips at this last mournfully conveyed
information.
"Aha! at last Miss Sadie Minot has got to come
down to the lot of common mortals and take in a
chum!" cried a merry sprite, with a saucy chuckle.
"Oh, how you have spread yourself and luxuriated
in your solitary magnificence, and how every
mother's daughter of us has envied you your
spacious quarters! Well, you know what old Sol.
said about 'pride' and a 'haughty spirit,' and the
'fall' always comes, first or last. But, Sadie, my
love, be comforted," she continued, with mock
sympathy, "and just try to realize what splendid
discipline it will be for you; one cannot have
everything one wants, you know, even if one is an
heiress in one's own right- -eh, dearie?"
"But there's only one closet, and it is so full now,"
sighed Miss