Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil book cover

Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil

The Farm That Was Worth a Fortune

subjects: Children's Fiction: Adventure Stories

Description

Betty Gordon leaves for Oklahoma to see her Uncle Dick with Bob Henderson, who hopes to find his aunts, the Saunders sisters. While they journey on the train Bob overhears two sharpers talking on how they can cheat old women out of their farms and make a fortune in oil. You can imagine Bob’s surprise when he hears the men mention the Saunders sisters, his aunts!

Excerpt

“There, Bob, did you see that? Oh, we’ve passed it, and you were looking the other way. It was a cowboy. At least he looked just like the pictures. And he was waving at the train.”

Betty Gordon, breakfasting in the dining–car of the Western Limited, smiled happily at Bob Henderson, seated on the opposite side of the table. This was her first long train trip, and she meant to enjoy every angle of it.

“I wonder what kind of cowboy you’d make, Bob?” Betty speculated, studying the frank, boyish face of her companion. “You’d have to be taller, I think.”