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Page 101 of Mary Ware in Texas / by Annie Fellows Johnston ... ; illustrated by Frank T. Merrill.

AT FORT SAM HOUSTON called the Log Cabin " asked Roberta. "A fine country home built of logs and furnished with beautiful old heirlooms Gay's sister, Mrs. Har- court, rented it one summer." " Indeed I do know it," assented Mary. " It is a fascinating place, with a big outside fire-place on the porch, and the front is covered with a climbing rose. We used to pass it often." "Well, Kitty says that the day after the Har- courts took possession, Gay put a ladder against the front of the house and climbed up on it to hang a mirror on the outside of her window-sill, the way they do in Holland. It was one she had brought all the way from Amsterdam. And while she was up on the ladder, looking like a picture, of course, with the roses all about her and the sunshine turn- ing her hair to gold, Dr. Shelby came by on horse- back. She saw him in the mirror and the girls teased her about it - called it her Lady of Shalott mirror and him her Knight of the Looking-glass. Kitty says he was devotion itself to her all summer." What more she might have revealed was inter- rupted by Gay's return. She tossed an armful of dainty muslin and lace on the bed, and for a few moments all three gave their undivided attention to the trying-on process. 101

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