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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Governess, by Julie M. Lippmann This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: The Governess Author: Julie M. Lippmann Illustrator: Charles R. Chickering Release Date: December 9, 2007 [EBook #23778] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE GOVERNESS *** Produced by Al Haines [Frontispiece: There she stood] THE GOVERNESS BY JULIE M. LIPPMANN _Author of_ "MAMMA-BY-THE-DAY," etc. _Illustrated by_ CHARLES R. CHICKERING McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart Publishers ------ Toronto 1916 Copyright 1897 by THE PENN PUBLISHING COMPANY Copyright 1916 by THE PENN PUBLISHING COMPANY The Governess Contents CHAP. I NAN II NAN'S VISITOR III MR. TURNER'S PLAN IV THE GOVERNESS V GETTING ACQUAINTED VI WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS VII OPEN CONFESSION VIII NAN'S HEROINE IX HAVING HER OWN WAY X EXPERIENCES XI CHRISTMAS XII SMALL CLOUDS XIII ON THE ICE XIV CHANGES XV A TUG OF WAR XVI THE SLEIGH-RIDE XVII CONSEQUENCES XVIII "CHESTER NEWCOMB" XIX IN MISS BLAKE'S ROOM XX THROUGH DEEP WATERS XXI ANOTHER CHRISTMAS Illustrations There she stood . . . . . . _Frontispiece_ "I'll run away first!" The little governess was beside her "I have a little errand to do" "Provoking things!" The Governess CHAPTER I NAN "Hello, Nan!" "Heyo, Ruthie!" "Where are you going?" "Over to Reid's lot." "Take me?" "No, Ruthie, can't." The little child's lip began to tremble. "I think you're real mean, Nan Cutler," she complained. Nan shook her head. "Can't help it if you do," she returned, stoutly, and took a step on. "Nannie," cried the child eagerly, starting after her and clutching her by the skirt, "I didn't mean that! Truly, I didn't. I think you're just as nice as you can be. Do please let me go with you. Won't you?" Nan compressed her lips. "Now, Ruth, look here," she said after a moment, in which she stood considering, "I'd take you in a minute if I could but the truth is--oh, you're to
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