Opens the Ball.
If ever there was a man who possessed a gem in the form of a daughter of nineteen, that man was Samuel Ravenshaw; and if ever there was a girl who owned a bluff, jovial, fiery, hot-tempered, irascible old father, that girl was Elsie Ravenshaw.
Although a gem, Elsie was exceedingly imperfect. Had she been the reverse she would not have been worth writing about.
Old Ravenshaw, as his familiars styled him, was a settler, if we may... more...