Mary Ann is a simple country girl, and has ambitions that a farm does not furnish. She hopes to go to the Seminary, but her crusty old father, Ephraim Hardy, thinks it too costly, and her mother does not see any good in such schools anyhow. One day good news comes to her. A wealthy uncle in San Francisco writes he wants his niece educated in a fashionable Coast seminary, and encloses his check to cover the expenses. At this Mary Ann's delight is pathetic She packs up all her belongings and arrayed in her old-fashioned clothes, goes tremblingly away on her great adventure, she is a very quaint and funny feature at the school; the girls laugh at her and she finds herself isolated. Finally one of the proudest and most popular girls, strong and sympathetic, determines to relieve Mary Ann of her misery and "bring her out." She borrows some gowns from other girls, arrays her in proper fashion, and instructs her in matters of etiquette, enlisting the aid of one of the young men who frequents...
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