The Moving Picture Girls Under the Palms, Or, Lost in the Wilds of Florida

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byLaura Lee Hope

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...sternwheeler, and we can spend several days at a time on her if need be." "Oh, how lovely!" cried Alice, clapping her hands in girlish enthusiasm. "Won't it be fine, Ruth?" "It sounds enticing." "To think of steaming along these quiet and mysterious streams, under the palms," exclaimed Alice. "Oh, I'm so glad I came." "Huh! Yes. Suppose we get lost, as those two girls are?" demanded Mr. Sneed, who was the only one, you may be sure, who would make such a disquieting suggestion. "Well, if we're all lost together it won't be so bad," declared Alice. "But I should' hate to be lost all alone." "Don't speak of it!" begged Ruth, with a shudder. After two or three days of fretting, because the boat he had ordered did not come, Mr. Pertell finally received word that it was on its way up the Kissimmee River. The Magnolia, which was the name of the steamer, arrived two days later. It proved to be an old, comfortable craft, with a wheezy engine, burning wood. At the stern was a paddle wheel, so placed because of the character of the waters to be navigated. The boat only drew about a foot, and could go in very shallow streams. There were sleeping and cooking quarters aboard, and on the upper deck a place to promenade, or to sit in the shade of an awning. "It's like a house-boat!" cried Alice in delight, as she and Ruth inspected it. "Oh, I'd just like to live aboard this all the while." "You will be on it a good deal," observed Russ. "We've got a number of dramas planned, of which the boat is the background." CHAPTER XIV UNDER THE PALMS "Attention, everyone!" Mr. Pertell stood on the deck of the Magnolia, facing his company of players. At his side was Russ, with the moving picture camera ready for action. "The first part of this play takes place...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...sternwheeler, and we can spend several days at a time on her if need be." "Oh, how lovely!" cried Alice, clappi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217358101

ISBN - 13:9780217358101

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