A Girl of the Limberlost

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CHAPTER XI
WHEREIN ELNORA GRADUATES, AND FRECKLES AND THE ANGEL SEND GIFTS

THAT was Friday night. Elnora came home Saturday morning and went to work. Mrs. Comstock asked no questions, and the girl only told her that the audience had been large enough to more than pay for the piece of statuary the class had selected for the hall. Then she inquired about her dresses and was told they would be ready for her. She had been invited to go to the Bird Woman's to prepare for both the sermon and Commencement exercises. Since there was so much practising to do, it had been arranged that she should remain there from the night of the sermon until after she was graduated. If Mrs. Comstock decided to attend she was to drive in with the Sintons. When Elnora begged her to come she said she thought not. She cared nothing about such silliness.

It was almost time for Wesley to come to take Elnora to the city when, fresh from her bath, with shining, crisply washed hair, and dressed to her outer garment, she stood with expectant face before her mother and cried, "Now my dress, mother!"

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