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Georgina of the Rainbows

Annie F. Johnston

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .a-robbers, "marooned three times and wounded nine and blowed up in the air."

When all of a sudden the brigantine changed back into The Betsey, and he had to climb out at the boat-landing, he had somewhat of the dazed feeling of that honest sailor-man. He had heard enough to make him "rub his eyes and stagger in his tracks."

Uncle Darcy, having put them ashore, rowed off with the parting injunction to skip along home. Georgina did skip, so light of foot and quick of movement that she was in the lead all the way to the Green Stairs. There she paused and waited for Richard to join her. As he came up he spoke for the first time since leaving the weirs.

"Wish I knew the boys in this town. Wish I knew which one would be the best to get to go digging with me."

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Georgina did not need to ask, "digging for what?" She, too, had been thinking of buried treasure.

"I'll go with you," she volunteered sweetly.

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Community Reviews

In 1916, ten year old Georgina lives in Provincetown, where her father's family has lived for generations. Not that she knows much about her father; he's a naval doctor who is most often away from home, and has not returned for the last four years. Georgina, devoted to her lively and lovely mother B

This was so wholesome in a Betsy-Tacy kind of way.

Great

I love these old books of a bygone era. Our children should know such innocence and goodness. Thanks for this treasure.

Annie Fellows Johnston is best known for the Little Colonel books, which Shirley Temple immortalized in movie form. I ran across this little gem years ago, in a used-bookstore in Maryland. I knew about the Little Colonel from book-heroines who read the stories, so took a chance. I loved it! Georgina