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BAB: A SUB-DEB
By Mary Roberts Rinehart
Author Of "K," "The Circular Staircase," "Kings, Queens And Pawns," Etc.
CONTENTS
I THE SUB-DEB
II THEME: THE CELEBRITY
III HER DIARY
IV BAB'S BURGLAR
V THE G.A.C.
CHAPTER I
THE SUB-DEB: A THEME WRITTEN AND SUBMITTED IN LITERATURE CLASS BY
BARBARA PUTNAM ARCHIBALD, 1917.
DEFINITION OF A THEME:
A theme is a piece of writing, either true or made up by the author,
and consisting of Introduction, Body and Conclusion. It should contain
Unity, Coherence, Emphasis, Perspecuity, Vivacity, and Presision. It may
be ornamented with dialogue, discription and choice quotations.
SUBJECT OF THEME:
An interesting Incident of My Christmas Holadays.
Introduction:
"A tyrant's power in rigor is exprest."--DRYDEN.
I HAVE decided to relate with Presision what occurred during my recent
Christmas holaday. Although I was away from this school only four days,
returning unexpectedly the day after Christmas, a number of Incidents
occurred which I believe I should narate.
It is only just and fair that the Upper House, at least, should know
of the injustice of my exile, and that it is all the result of
Circumstances over which I had no controll.
For I make this apeal, and with good reason. Is it any fault of mine
that my sister Leila is 20 months older than I am? Naturaly, no.
Is it fair also, I ask, that in the best society, a girl is a Sub-Deb
the year before she comes out, and although mature in mind, and even
maturer in many ways than her older sister, the latter is treated as a


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