Sir John and the American girl by Lilian BellSir John and the American girl by Lilian Bell

Sir John and the American girl

byLilian Bell

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901. Excerpt: ... The Chattahoochee Woman's Club HATTAHOOCHEE was originally intended to be in Georgia, but the new-comers, having carelessly run the town more towards the south than northward, and its having been settled directly on the border, it came within the Florida State line, and its post-office was legally changed to Chattahoochee, Florida. It was inhabited by settlers from many States, mostly, of course, Georgia and Florida, but there were three families from Texas, one from Chicago, and one from Bangor, Maine. Perhaps it was this brisk Northern element, perhaps it was the trunk line which not only ran its road through Chattahoochee, but built a fine stone station, with electric lights and a ladies' room where smoking was not allowed; but for some reason the Chattahoochee Woman's Club applied for admission to the General Federation of Women's Clubs and sent a delegate to the Denver Convention. To say that the town was stirred up over the first meeting after the delegate's return is to state the case mildly. It was felt that they of the South, although so far removed from the seats of learning and admittedly so backward in woman's progress, were at last to be brought in touch with modern thought. They held themselves in a plastic and receptive mood. They were to be brought up to date at last. Their spirit was always admirable. They sent their daughters to New Orleans to school and patronized light opera in Atlanta. Not a few could play Victor Herbert's "Serenade," and warbled the words while making tomato preserves or canning dewberries. But all their past progress was as nothing to the innovation of the next meeting. The President, Mrs. Fannie Callaway, had given out the general subject, "Browning and His Works," and although "aghast at her timerity," as her husb...
Title:Sir John and the American girlFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217555128

ISBN - 13:9780217555128