Hilda at School Mary Macleod

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Published: 1903

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189 pages


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Hilda at School  by  Mary Macleod

Hilda at School by Mary Macleod
1903 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 189 pages | ISBN: | 7.15 Mb

General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1903 Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book youMoreGeneral Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1903 Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original.

It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER III as Bad As A Prison The plan that occurred to the Miss Cathcarts before the end of that first summer was nothing more nor less than to keep all their little guests for some time further at the Manor, instead of sending them back to their own homes.

Of course it could not be a holiday all the time- regular lessons must be done, and for this, proper governesses would be engaged, and fixed hours set apart for study. The parents when consulted were only too glad to accept such a delightful plan. Mrs. Merton had often longed that it were possible to send her children away from the unhealthy surroundings of Mr. Mertons parish, but the expenses of an ordinary boarding-school were far beyond their slender means. Mrs. Fairfax was sad to part with her bright little Robin, but as she told Miss Cath- cart, she could not refuse an offer which was so much for the good of the child.

As for Cora Desmond, one less in that noisy scrambling household was decidedly an advantage -- at least, so saidMrs. Desmond cheerily, and with four younger children, and three older, to claim her attention, it was reasonable to believe that she meant what she said, whatever her secret feelings may have been. So the first five scholars at the Manor School began their new life. But there were still plenty of rooms standing empty, and Miss Jacintha and Miss Ivy thought it a pity that others should not share in the enjoyment of their scheme. Fresh applicants speedily turned up- the Miss Cathcarts decided to limit the number to twelve, and of these, eleven were already installed when Hilda Redgrave came under their notice...



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