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illustrated.1915 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX THE RISE OF THE HOLLYHOCK
TEA-ROOM NEXT morning at the regular hour for chores faithful C. B.
came whistling merrily into the yard, and as he passed under the
windows of the room that Polly and Jean occupied he must have
struck some particularly high, clear notes, for Jean awoke out of a
good sound sleep with a start. She turned on her pillow to see if
Polly had also awakened and found her smiling at her with wide-open
eyes. "Did Chore Boy wake you up, Jean? It's a shame. Wonder what
he's so happy about this morning. I wish I felt like whistling."
"Oh, you will when you hear my plan. I've been having the loveliest
dream about it. Did C. B. wake you up too?" "No, I've been awake
for a long time, thinking things over. Why, Jean, do you know, I
haven't even got money enough to buy my ticket home, and I owe the
house a lot besides. What am I ever going to do?" "Now listen,
Polly; I'm going to tell you my plan and I don't want you to
interrupt me once. I don't think any one else is awake yet, so we
may as well stay in bed and be comfortable while we talk things
over." "All right, Jean, I'll listen patiently, but I know it won't
do any good. I've got to go home and make some money." "No, Polly
dear, you don't need to go home for that; my plan is for you to
stay right here and make money. We're going to have a tea-room,
called the Hollyhock Tea-Room, right out in the garden, like one
Elizabeth and I fell in love with in England. We'll make it the
most popular place for miles around. Why, don't you remember what
Miss Van Clamp said about the city people missing tea-rooms up
here? We'll get her interested this morning when we go down to the
Hall, and she'll tell all her friends, and soon everybody will know
about it and they will flock here in droves. "Ev...
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