HOW ETHEL HOLLISTER BECAME A CAMPFIRE GIRL***
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HOW ETHEL HOLLISTER BECAME A CAMPFIRE GIRL
IRENE ELLIOTT BENSON
Chicago M. A. Donohue & Company
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CANOE AND CAMPFIRE SERIES
Four Books of Woodcraft and Adventure in the Forest and on the Water that every Boy Scout should have in his Library
By ST. GEORGE RATHBORNE
CANOEMATES IN CANADA; or, Three Boys Afloat on the Saskatchewan. THE YOUNG FUR-TAKERS: or, Traps and Trails in the Wilderness. THE HOUSE-BOAT BOYS; or, Drifting Down to the Sunny South. CHUMS IN DIXIE; or, The Strange Cruise of a Motor Boat. CAMP MATES IN MICHIGAN; or, With Pack and Paddle in the Pine Woods. ROCKY MOUNTAIN BOYS; or, Camping in the Big Game Country.
In these four delightful volumes the author has drawn bountifully from his thirty-five years experience as a true sportsman and lover of nature, to reveal many of the secrets of the woods, such as all Boys Scouts strive to know. And, besides, each book is replete with stirring adventures among the four-footed denizens of the wilderness; so that a feast of useful knowledge is served up, with just that class of stirring incidents so eagerly welcomed by all boys with red blood in their veins. For sale wherever books are sold, or sent prepaid for 50 cents each by the publishers.
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Copyright, 1912, M. A. Donohue & Co.
I--A Fashionable Mother 7 II--Ethel Hollister 14 III--Grandmother Hollister 18 IV--A Pink Tea 23 V--An invitation to Aunt Susan 29 VI--Aunt Susan Arrives 41 VII--Aunt Susan Makes Friends 48 VIII--Ethel is Invited to Visit 51 IX--Ethel and Aunt Susan Start 55 X--The Journey 58 XI--The Next Day 62 XII--Ethel Learns to Cook 65 XIII--A Little Drive 68 XIV--Some Confidences 72 XV--A New Ethel 81 XVI--Aunt Susan's Trials 84 XVII--Cousin Kate Arrives 88 XVIII--Selecting the Costume 90 XIX--Ethel Meets Her Uncle and Aunt 97 XX--Gathering of the "Ohios" 103 XXI--The Trip up the River 109 XXII--An Evening in Camp 115 XXIII--The Legend of the Muskingum River 120 XXIV--Ethel's First Day in Camp 141 XXV--Ethel's First Lesson 144 XXVI--A Loss and a Dinner 147 XXVII--A Discovery 153 XXVIII--Mattie's Story 159 XXIX--Mattie Starts Afresh 167 XXX--Aunt Susan Comes 172 XXXI--Back To Aunt Susan's 175
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CAMPFIRE GIRLS SERIES
HOW ETHEL HOLLISTER BECAME A CAMPFIRE GIRL ETHEL HOLLISTER'S SECOND SUMMER AS A CAMPFIRE GIRL CAMPFIRE GIRLS MOUNTAINEERING CAMPFIRE GIRL'S RURAL RETREAT CAMPFIRE GIRLS IN THE FOREST CAMPFIRE GIRL'S LAKE CAMP
List Price 75c Each
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HOW ETHEL HOLLISTER BECAME A CAMP FIRE GIRL
A FASHIONABLE MOTHER
"No indeed, Kate!" ejaculated Mrs. Hollister emphatically, "Ethel has no time to join any Camp Fire Girls or Girl Scout Societies. She has her home and school duties, while her leisure is fully occupied. At present I know with whom she associates. As I understand it, these girls form themselves into a Company with a Guardian or Leader. They wear certain uniforms with emblems on the waists and sleeves, as well as a ring and bands of beads on their heads, all of which savors of conspicuousness, and it seems to me ridiculous."
"But, Aunt Bella," replied her niece, "think of what it makes of these girls. It teaches them to take care of themselves. They very often sleep out of doors for two months and get an honor for it."
"Yes, imagine a delicate girl like Ethel doing that," rejoined Mrs. Hollister. "Why, she'd contract pneumonia or consumption right away."
"But if she were delicate she wouldn't be allowed to do so unless by the advice of a physician. Then for one month she's obliged to give up sodas and candies between meals."
"Yes, and isn't that silly? Why, any girl can do that without belonging to a society."
"Well, they become healthy and strong; they play all kinds of out of door athletic games; they swim, dive, undress in deep water, paddle or row twenty miles in any five days; they learn to sail all kinds of boats for fifty miles during the summer, ride horse back, bicycle, skate, climb mountains, and even learn how to operate an automobile."
"There, Kate, stop; you make me nervous. Now what good is all such exercise to a girl?"
"Why, it gives her the splendid health so necessary to every woman, and oh! if only you'd read about it. You won't listen, but they learn how to cook, how to market, to wash and iron, and keep house, how to take care of babies,--and don't you see if a girl marries a poor man she can be a help to him and not a hindrance? Then they have to be kind and courteous, to look for and find the beauties of Nature until work becomes a pleasure and they're happy, cheerful and trustworthy. They give their services to others and learn something new all the time."