Rosemary in Search of a Father


Produced by Juliet Sutherland, Woodie4 and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHER BY C. N. & A. M. WILLIAMSON NEW YORK McCLURE, PHILLIPS & CO. MCMVII Copyright, 1906, by McClure, Phillips & Co. The illustrations in the book are by William Hatherell and the decorations by Thomas Maitland Cleland To Minda CONTENTS CHAPTER PAGE I. THE WHITE GIRL ON THE TERRACE: THE ROSE GIRL AT THE CASINO 3 II. THE ROSE GIRL'S LITTLE STORY, AND GREAT EYES 21 III. WHEN THE CURTAIN WAS DOWN 40 IV. DOGS AND FATHERS 48 V. ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHER 62 VI. FAIRY FATHERS MUST VANISH 78 VII. THE WHITE FIGURE AT THE DOOR 94 VIII. WHEN A MAN GOES SHOPPING 108 IX. THE LAST WORD OF MADEMOISELLE 128 ILLUSTRATIONS EVELYN AND ROSEMARY CLIMBED HAND IN HAND, WHILE HUGH CARRIED TWO HUGE BASKETS Frontispiece PAGE HE TOOK OFF HALF, AND WAS LEAVING THE REST TO RUN, WHEN A VOICE CLOSE TO HIS SHOULDER, SAID, "OH, DO TAKE IT ALL OFF" 12 WITH A CRASH OF MACHINERY HE BROUGHT THE BIG BLUE CAR TO A STOP 70 HE CRUSHED THEM IN HIS, THEN BENT HIS HEAD AND KISSED THEM 102 THEY CAME NEARER, NEAR ENOUGH FOR MADEMOISELLE TO RECOGNISE THE MAN WITH THEM 124 THEIR FLUFFY LACES BURNT AND BLACKENED. CHIFFON FICHUS TORN IN RIBBONS STREWED THE CARPET 138 ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHER CHAPTER ONE THE WHITE GIRL ON THE TERRACE: THE ROSE GIRL AT THE CASINO There was a young man in Monte Carlo. He had come in a motor car, and he had come a long way, but he hardly knew why he had come. He hardly knew in these days why he did anything. But then, one must do something. It would be Christmas soon, and he thought that he would rather get it over on the Riviera than anywhere else, because the blue and gold weather would not remind him of other Christmases which were gone--pure, white, cold Christmases, musical with joy-bells and sweet with aromatic pine, the scent of trees born to be Christmas trees. There had been a time when he had fancied it would be a wonderful thing to see the Riviera. He had thought what it would be like to be a rich man, and bring a certain girl here for a moon of honey and roses. She was the most beautiful girl in the world, or he believed her so, which is exactly the same thing; and he had imagined the joy of walking

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

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