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THE GIRL AT COBHURST

THE GIRL AT COBHURST

by Frank R. Stockton
     
 
CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I. DR. TOLBRIDGE
II. MISS PANNEY
III. BROTHER AND SISTER
IV. THE HOME
V. PANNEYOPATHY
VI. MRS. TOLBRIDGE'S CALLERS
VII. DORA BANNISTER TAKES TIME AND A MARE BY THE FORELOCK
VIII. MRS. TOLBRIDGE'S REPORT IS NOT ACCEPTED
IX. JOHN WESLEY AND

Overview

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I. DR. TOLBRIDGE
II. MISS PANNEY
III. BROTHER AND SISTER
IV. THE HOME
V. PANNEYOPATHY
VI. MRS. TOLBRIDGE'S CALLERS
VII. DORA BANNISTER TAKES TIME AND A MARE BY THE FORELOCK
VIII. MRS. TOLBRIDGE'S REPORT IS NOT ACCEPTED
IX. JOHN WESLEY AND LORENZO DOW AT LUNCHEON
X. A SILK GOWN AND A BOTTLE
XI. TWO GIRLS AND A CALF
XII. TO EAT WITH THE FAMILY
XIII. DORA'S NEW MIND
XIV. GOOD-NIGHT
XV. MISS PANNEY IS AROUSED TO HELP AND HINDER
XVI. "KEEP HER TO HELP YOU"
XVII. JUDITH PACEWALK'S TEABERRY GOWN
XVIII. BLARNEY FLUFF
XIX. MISS PANNEY IS "TOOK SUDDEN"
XX. THE TEABERRY GOWN IS TOO LARGE
XXI. THE DRANES AND THEIR QUARTERS
XXII. A TRESPASS
XXIII. THE HAVERLEY FINANCES AND MRS. ROBINSON
XXIV. THE DOCTOR'S MISSION
XXV. BOMBSHELLS AND BROMIDE
XXVI. DORA COMES AND SEES
XXVII. "IT COULDN'T BE BETTER THAN THAT"
XXVIII. THE GAME IS CALLED
XXIX. HYPOTHESIS AND INNUENDO
XXX. A CONFIDENTIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
XXXI. THE TEABERRY GOWN IS DONNED
XXXII. MISS PANNEY FEELS SHE MUST CHANGE HER PLANS
XXXIII. LA FLEUR LOOKS FUTUREWARD
XXXIV. A PLAN WHICH SEEMS TO SUIT EVERYBODY
XXXV. MISS PANNEY HAS TEETH ENOUGH LEFT TO BITE WITH
XXXVI. A CRY FROM THE SEA
XXXVII. LA FLEUR ASSUMES RESPONSIBILITIES
XXXVIII. CICELY READS BY MOONLIGHT
XXXIX. UNDISTURBED LETTUCE
XL. ANGRY WAVES
XLI. PANNEYOPATHY AND THE ASH-HOLE
XLII. AN INTERVIEWER
XLIII. THE SIREN AND THE IRON
XLIV. LA FLEUR'S SOUL REVELS, AND MISS PANEY PREPARES TO MAKE A FIRE




THE GIRL AT COBHURST




CHAPTER I

DR. TOLBRIDGE


It was about the middle of a March afternoon when Dr. Tolbridge, giving
his horse and buggy into the charge of his stable boy, entered the warm
hall of his house. His wife was delighted to see him; he had not been at
home since noon of the preceding day.

"Yes," said he, as he took off his gloves and overcoat, "the Pardell boy
is better, but I found him in a desperate condition."

"I knew that," said Mrs. Tolbridge, "when you told me in your note that
you would be obliged to stay with him all night."

The doctor now walked into his study, changed his overcoat for a
well-worn smoking-jacket, and seated himself in an easy chair before the
fire. His wife sat by him.

"Thank you," he said, in answer to her inquiries, "but I do not want
anything to eat. After I had gone my round this morning I went back to
the Pardells, and had my dinner there. The boy is doing very well. No, I
was not up all night. I had some hours' sleep on the big sofa."

"Which doesn't count for much," said his wife.

"It counts for some hours," he replied, "and Mrs. Pardell did not
sleep at all."

Dr. Tolbridge, a man of moderate height, and compactly built, with some
touches of gray in his full, short beard, and all the light of youth in
his blue eyes, had been for years the leading physician in and about
Thorbury. He lived on the outskirts of the little town, but the lines of
his practice extended in every direction into the surrounding country.

The doctor's wife was younger than he was; she had a high opinion of him,
and had learned to diagnose him, mentally, morally, and physically, with
considerable correctness. It may be asserted, in fact, that the doctor
seldom made a diagnosis of a patient as exact as those she made of him.
But then it must be remembered that she had only one person to exert her
skill upon, while he had many.

The Tolbridge house was one of the best in the town, but the family was
small. There was but one child, a boy of fourteen, who was now away at
school. The doctor had readjusted the logs upon the andirons, and was
just putting the tongs in their place when a maidservant came in.

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Publisher:
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Publication date:
11/19/2011
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