Excerpt: ...going to arrange it all for us, so that I know we'll never have too much or too little. How much longer are you staying here?" "Only a few days," replied Bert Chester, "and that brings me to our special errand. We thought perhaps-that is, we hoped that may be you might, all of you, agree to go with us to-morrow on a sort of a picnic ...Read MoreExcerpt: ...going to arrange it all for us, so that I know we'll never have too much or too little. How much longer are you staying here?" "Only a few days," replied Bert Chester, "and that brings me to our special errand. We thought perhaps-that is, we hoped that may be you might, all of you, agree to go with us to-morrow on a sort of a picnic excursion to Versailles. We thought, do you see, that we could take our car, and you could take yours, and we'd start in the morning and make a whole day of it." "Gorgeous!" exclaimed Patty, clapping her hands; "I do think that would be delightful, I'd love to go." "Me too," chimed in Elise; "mother, do say yes, won't you? You know you're just as anxious to go there as we are, because you spoke of it only yesterday." "Yes, indeed," said Mrs. Farrington heartily; "I quite approve of the plan, and if your father has no objection, we can make a charming picnic of it." Mr. Farrington was quite as interested in the project as the others, and they immediately began to arrange the details of the expedition. Bert Chester had a road map in his pocket, which showed exactly the routes they could take, but the decision of these things was left to Mr. Farrington and Arthur Oram, who put their heads together over the complicated-looking charts and decided upon their way. "Do you know," said Paul Marchbanks, "you're the first American girls I have ever known socially? I've seen tourists in railway stations or restaurants, but I never talked to any Americans before." "For goodness' sake!" exclaimed Patty, "have they kept you walled up in a dungeon tower all your life, or what?" "Not exactly that; but we English fellows who go to school and then to college, and meantime live in our country homes, with an occasional run up to London, have almost no opportunity to meet anybody outside of our own people. And I haven't jogged about as much as a good many fellows. This is the first time I've been to Paris." "Then that explains your...Read Less
None. Fair in Poor jacket. Patty, her day and Nan go on a trip to the most marvelous city in the world. Book is in fair condition with gift inscription, foxing, cover spots, wear, spine has insect holes and stains and soil. Jacket is in poor in condition with edgewear, rubbing, soil, creases, holes, faded spine and small tears. 296 pages, 7.5 x 5.
Edward Caswell. Good in good jacket. 270pp; text text clean, free front ep missing; 8vo; light wear to edges blue cloth cover with round color paste-down il on front; chips + tears to dj in new protective mylar.
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