Just David
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Just David

By Eleanor H. Porter
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Far up on the mountain-side stood alone in the clearing. It was roughly yet warmly built. Behind it jagged cliffs broke the north wind, and towered gray-white in the sunshine. Before it a tiny expanse of green sloped gently away to a point where the mountain dropped in another sharp descent, wooded with scrubby firs and pines. At the left a footpath led into the cool depths of the forest. But at the right the mountain fell away again and disclosed to view the picture David loved the best of all: the far-reaching valley; the silver pool of the lake with its ribbon of a river flung far out; and above it the grays and greens and purples of the mountains that climbed one upon another's shoulders until the topmost thrust their heads into the wide dome of the sky itself. There was no road, apparently, leading away from the cabin. There was only the footpath that disappeared into the forest. Neither, anywhere, was there a house in sight nearer than the white specks far down in the valley by the river.

Table of Contents
  • JUST DAVID
  • BY
  • ELEANOR H. (HODGMAN) PORTER
    • AUTHOR POLLYANNA, MISS BILLY MARRIED, ETC.
    • TO MY FRIEND Mrs. James Harness
  • CONTENTS
    • CHAPTER I
    • THE MOUNTAIN HOME
    • CHAPTER II
    • THE TRAIL
    • CHAPTER III
    • THE VALLEY
    • CHAPTER IV
    • TWO LETTERS
    • CHAPTER V
    • DISCORDS
    • CHAPTER VI
    • NUISANCES, NECESSARY AND OTHERWISE
    • CHAPTER VII
    • "YOU'RE WANTED—YOU'RE WANTED!"
    • CHAPTER VIII
    • THE PUZZLING "DOS" AND "DON'TS"
    • CHAPTER IX
    • JOE
    • CHAPTER X
    • THE LADY OF THE ROSES
    • CHAPTER XI
    • JACK AND JILL
    • CHAPTER XII
    • ANSWERS THAT DID NOT ANSWER
    • CHAPTER XIII
    • A SURPRISE FOR MR. JACK
    • CHAPTER XIV
    • THE TOWER WINDOW
    • CHAPTER XV
    • SECRETS
    • CHAPTER XVI
    • DAVID'S CASTLE IN SPAIN
    • CHAPTER XVII
    • "THE PRINCESS AND THE PAUPER"
    • CHAPTER XVIII
    • DAVID TO THE RESCUE
    • CHAPTER XIX
    • THE UNBEAUTIFUL WORLD
    • CHAPTER XX
    • THE UNFAMILIAR WAY
    • CHAPTER XXI
    • HEAVY HEARTS
    • CHAPTER XXII
    • AS PERRY SAW IT
    • CHAPTER XXIII
    • PUZZLES
    • CHAPTER XXIV
    • A STORY REMODELED
    • CHAPTER XXV
    • THE BEAUTIFUL WORLD
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