Winona's Way; A Story of Reconstruction

9780217144070: Winona's Way; A Story of Reconstruction

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER TWO "let me in!" demanded her friend's voice through the keyhole. "Nice mess you've been getting me in!" Winona walked to the locked door with dignity, unlocked it slowly, and braced herself for whatever might come. "I don't know what you're talking about," she said. Louise stalked in and flung herself into the nearest chair, where she sat up angrily straight. "You will in a minute," she said wrathfully. "I went down to the store to see father about something. He's always prowling about that old store as if it was dearer to him than life. Well, I found him all right. And first thing I knew, he was coming at me to know why I hadn't said anything to him about your glorious and wonderful scheme for a dance. And naturally I told him I didn't approve of your going off and having a dance just for spite; and he came back at me with the information that I was a snob and you were a little angel-child, as usual, and that Miss Everett and he admired you to the bone, and you were going to have a series of dances to make his employees happy. And here was I in the position of being a dog and all sorts of things because I didn't approve of your dance. And I don't know anything about your old dance, and what's more I don't want to. And whatever you're doing, Winona, I think it's mean of you not to tell me about it." Winona faced her friend tragically. "Lou, you're right. I'm just as mean as I can be. But--I don't know what to do about it!" "Well, to begin with, it wouldn't hurt if you explained it to me," answered Louise, visibly softened by her chum's misery. "The worst of it is, I can't ever tell the girls in the store. I might tell your father if he promised not to tell. But never Miss Everett, and never, never in the world any of the girls!" "Tell me," repeat...

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