ide, wide world to make her fortune, and that she had a list of teachers’ agencies and employment bureaus to which she intended applying as soon as she reached home. From various magazines given her to read on the way, she had cut a number of advertisements which she wanted to answer, but her mother objected to most of them. She did not want her to take a place among strangers as governess, companion, social secretary, mother’s helper, reader for a clipping bureau or shopping agent.
“You are too young, Mary,” she insisted. “One never knows what one is getting into in strange families. Now, that position in a Girls’ Winter Camp in Florida does not seem so objectionable, because they give teachers at Warwick Hall as reference. You can easily find out all about it. But there is no real reason why you should go away this winter. Now that Jack has his position again and we are all well and strong we can live like lords at Lone-Rock on his salary. At least,” she added, smiling, “it must seem like lords to so