Aunt Jane's nieces on vacation by Edith Van DyneAunt Jane's nieces on vacation by Edith Van Dyne

Aunt Jane's nieces on vacation

byEdith Van Dyne

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1912. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI MR. SKEELTY OF THE MILL The next morning they drove to town again, passing slowly up the street of the little village to examine each building that might be a possible location for a newspaper office. Here is a map that Patsy drew of Millville, which gives a fair idea of its arrangement: Counting the dwellings there were exactly twelve buildings, and they all seemed occupied. When they reached the hardware store, opposite Cotting's, Mr. West, the proprietor, was standing on the broad platform in front of it. In many respects Bob West was the most important citizen of Millville. Tall and gaunt, with great horn spectacles covering a pair of cold gray eyes, he was usually as reserved and silent as his neighbors were confiding and talkative. A widower of long standing, without children or near relatives, he occupied a suite of well-appointed rooms over the hardware store and took his meals at the hotel. Before Mr. Merrick appeared on the scene West had been considered a very wealthy man, as it was known he had many interests outside of his store; but compared with the multi-millionaire old Bob had come to be regarded more modestly, although still admitted to be the village's "warmest " citizen. He was an authority in the town, too, and a man of real importance. Mr. Merrick stopped his horse to speak with the hardware man, an old acquaintance. "West," said he, "my girls are going to start a newspaper in Millville." The merchant bowed gravely, perhaps to cover the trace of a smile he was unable to repress. "It's to be a daily paper, you know," continued Mr. Merrick, "and it seems there's a lot of machinery in the outfit. It'll need quite a bit of room, in other words, and we're looking for a place to install it." West glanced along the street -- up one side and down the other -...

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Title:Aunt Jane's nieces on vacationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217178839

ISBN - 13:9780217178839

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