Ruth Fielding at the War Front

Ruth Fielding at the War Front

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by Alice B. Emerson
     
 

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It was a midwinter day, yet the air was balmy. The trees were bare-limbed but with a haze clothing them in the distance that seemed almost that of returning verdure. The grass, even in mid-winter, showed green. A bird sang lustily in the hedge.
Up the grassy lane walked a girl in the costume of the active Red Cross worker-an intelligent looking girl with a face

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It was a midwinter day, yet the air was balmy. The trees were bare-limbed but with a haze clothing them in the distance that seemed almost that of returning verdure. The grass, even in mid-winter, showed green. A bird sang lustily in the hedge.
Up the grassy lane walked a girl in the costume of the active Red Cross worker-an intelligent looking girl with a face that, although perhaps not perfect in form, was possessed of an expression that was alluring.
Neither observant man nor woman would have passed her, even in a crowd, without a second glance. There was a cheerful light in her eye and a humorous curve to her not too-full lips that promised an uplifting spirit within her even in serious mood.
It seemed as though this day-and its apparent peace-must breed happiness, although it was but a respite in the middle of winter. The balmy air, the chirrup of the bird, the far-flung reaches of the valley which she could see from this mounting lane, all delighted the senses and soothed the spirit.
Suddenly, with an unexpectedness that was shocking, there was a tremor in the air and the echo of a rumbling sound beneath the girl's feet. The crack of a distant explosion followed. Then another, and another, until the sound became a continual grumble of angry explosions, resonant and threatening.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781490404547
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date:
06/10/2013
Pages:
84
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)

Meet the Author

Alice B. Emerson is a pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate for the Betty Gordon and Ruth Fielding series of children's novels. The writers taking up the pen of Alice B. Emerson are not all known. However, books 1-19 of the Ruth Fielding series were written by W. Bert Foster; books 20-22 were written by Elizabeth M. Duffield Ward, and books 23-30 were written by Mildred A. Wirt Benson. Source Wikipedia.
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