Lady Betty Across the Water


E-text prepared by Suzanne Shell and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team ( Note: Project Gutenberg also has an HTML version of this file which includes the original lovely illustrations. See 23441-h.htm or ( or ( Transcriber's note: Minor typographical errors have been corrected without note. Dialect spellings, contractions and discrepancies have been retained. LADY BETTY ACROSS THE WATER LADY BETTY ACROSS THE WATER Edited by C. N. & A. M. WILLIAMSON Authors of My Friend the Chauffeur Illustrations by Orson Lowell New York McClure, Phillips & Co. MCMVI Copyright, 1906, by McClure, Phillips & Co. Published, May, 1906 Second Impression Copyright, 1905, 1906, by The Curtis Publishing Company To the people of that great, delightful, and hospitable land which gave Lady Betty the time of her life and inspiration, this story of her visit is admiringly Dedicated by Betty Bulkeley and C. N. and A. M. Williamson CONTENTS CHAP. PAGE I. ABOUT BEING BANISHED 3 II. ABOUT CROSSING THE WATER 20 III. ABOUT NEW YORK 50 IV. ABOUT SHOPPING AND MEN 83 V. ABOUT WEST POINT AND PROPOSALS 101 VI. ABOUT THE PARK AND LOVE STORIES 118 VII. ABOUT SKY-SCRAPERS AND BEAUTIFUL LADIES 133 VIII. ABOUT NEWPORT AND GORGEOUSNESS 141 IX. ABOUT BATHING, A DRESS, AND AN EARL 156 X. ABOUT A VIOLET TEA AND A MILLIONAIRE 170 XI. ABOUT A GREAT AFFAIR 180 XII. ABOUT A WEDDING AND A DISASTER 200 XIII. ABOUT RUNNING AWAY 211 XIV. ABOUT THE TWENTIETH CENTURY LIMITED AND CHICAGO 223 XV. ABOUT SEEING CHICAGO 227 XVI. ABOUT THE VALLEY FARM 238 XVII. ABOUT COWS AND NATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS 253 XVIII. ABOUT SOME COUNTRY FOLK, AND WALKER'S EMPORIUM 272 XIX. ABOUT GETTING ENGAGED 289 XX. ABOUT JIM AND THE DUKE 297

A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson and C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson

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