Seventeen

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XXVIII
RANNIE KIRSTED

OBSERVING the monotonously proper behavior of the sun, man had an absurd idea and invented Time. Becoming still more absurd, man said, "So much shall be a day; such and such shall be a week. All weeks shall be the same length." Yet every baby knows better! How long for Johnnie Watson, for Joe Bullitt, for Wallace Banks -- how long for William Sylvanus Baxter was the last week of Miss Pratt? No one can answer. How long was that week for Mr. Parcher? Again the mind is staggered.

Many people, of course; considered it to be a week of average size. Among these was Jane.

Throughout seven days which brought some tense moments to the Baxter household, Jane remained calm; and she was still calm upon the eighth morning as she stood in the front yard of her own place of residence, gazing steadily across the street. The object of her grave attention was an ample brick house, newly painted white after repairs and enlargements so inspiring to

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  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Seventeen 1
  • II - The Unknown 5
  • III - The Painful Age 13
  • IV - Genesis and Clematis 21
  • V - Sorrows Within a Boiler 28
  • VI - Truculence 36
  • VII - Mr. Baxter's Evening Clothes 41
  • VIII - Jane 45
  • IX - Little Sisters Have Big Ears 58
  • X - Mr. Parcher and Love 64
  • XI - Beginning a True Friendship 77
  • XII - Progress of the Symptoms 88
  • XIII - At Home to His Friends 104
  • XIV - Time Does Fly 113
  • XV - Romance of Statistics 126
  • XVI - The Shower 138
  • XVII - Jane's Theory 149
  • XVIII - The Big, Fat Lummox 163
  • XIX - "I Dunno Why It Is" 174
  • XX - Sydney Carton 182
  • XXI - My Little Sweethearts 191
  • XXII - Foreshadowings 203
  • XXIII - Fathers Forget 217
  • XXIV - Clothes Make the Man 230
  • XXV - Youth and Mr. Parcher 247
  • XXVI - Miss Boke 258
  • XXVII - Marooned 273
  • XXVIII - Rannie Kirsted 286
  • XXIX - "Don't Forget!" 299
  • XXX - The Bride-To-Be 319
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