Maezli by Johanna Spyri Page 1 of 209

CONTENTS

FOREWORD
CONTENTS
CHAPTER I. IN NOLLA.
CHAPTER II. DIVERS WORRIES.
CHAPTER III. CASTLE WILDENSTEIN.
CHAPTER IV. AN UNEXPECTED APPARITION.
CHAPTER V. OPPRESSIVE AIR.
CHAPTER VI. NEW FRIENDS.
CHAPTER VII. THE MOTHER'S ABSENCE HAS CONSEQUENCES.
CHAPTER VIII. MÄZLI PAYS VISITS.
CHAPTER IX. IN THE CASTLE.
CHAPTER I


IN NOLLA

For nearly twenty years the fine old castle had stood silent and deserted on the mountain-side. In its neighborhood not a sound could be heard except the twittering of the birds and the soughing of the old pine-trees.

On bright summer evenings the swallows whizzed as before about the corner gables, but no more merry eyes looked down from the balconies to the green meadows and richly laden apple trees in the valley.

But just now two merry eyes were searchingly raised to the castle from the meadow below, as if they might discover something extraordinary behind the fast-closed shutters.

"Mea, come quick," the young spy exclaimed excitedly, "look! Now it's opening." Mea, who was sitting on the bench under the large apple tree, with a book, put aside the volume and came running.



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