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Dorothy Dale in the City
written by "Penrose, Margaret"
...angborn. “What does this mean?” They trooped down. But before they reached the actual scene of the befeathered hall, a messenger was standing beside Miss Mingle, and the music teacher was reading a telegram. “I must leave at once!” she said. “Please, Mrs. Pangborn, excuse the young ladies! Come with me to the office! I must arrange everything at once! I have to get the evening train!” “You must go at once?” queried the head of the school, in some surprise. “Yes! yes! instantly! Oh, this is awful!” groaned the music teacher. “Come, please do!” And she hurried off, and Mrs. Pangborn went after her. “Just luck!” whispered Tavia, as she scampered after the others, who quickly hurried to more comfortable quarters. “But what do you suppose ails Mingle?” “Maybe someone proposed to her,” suggested Edna, “and she was afraid he might relent.” [9] But little did Dorothy and her chums think how important the message to the teacher would prove to be to themselves, before the close of the Christmas holidays. [10] CHAPTER II GOING HOME “Did you ever see anything so dandy?” asked Tavia. “I think we girls should subscribe to the telegraph company. There is nothing like a quick call to get us out of a scrape.” “Don’t boast, we are not away yet,” returned Dorothy. “But I would like to see anything stop me now,” argued Tavia. “There’s the trunk and there’s the grip. Now a railroad ticket to Dalton—dear old Dalton! Doro, I wish you were coming to see the snow on Lenty Lane. It makes the place look grand.” “Lenty Lane was always pretty,” corrected Dorothy. “I have very pleasant remembrances of the place.” The girls were at the railroad station, waiting for the train that was to take them away from school for the holid...

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