Three Girl Chums at Laurel Hall; or, The Mystery of the School by the Lake (The Barton Books for Girls #2). May Hollis Barton. New York: Cupples & Leon Company, 1926. First edition. Original dust jacket.
Nan, Jo, and Sadie plan to attend Laurel Hall together. Their plan is threatened when Jo’s father loses his money due to theft by an employee. Meanwhile, Jo rescues Nan’s Aunt Emma from a fire, and Aunt Emma becomes Jo’s benefactor. The three girls leave for their new school. Upon their arrival, the three girl chums unwittingly make an instant enemy who does all she can to get the friends expelled from school.