MISS ESTA MAUDE'S SECRET by W. T. Cummings
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MISS ESTA MAUDE'S SECRET

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Miss Esta Maude is the staid old town school teacher. For years she had had the same breakfast, driven the same car at the same slow pace, and reported to the same classroom. She is strict, but she is kind; above all, she is utterly predictable. Little do we know: For in the black of night, decked out in goggles and hat, climbing into her well hidden red racing car, Miss Esta Maude lights out for the highways! Safely back in the old barn, she repairs and polishes the gleaming symbol of her alter ego, for Miss Esta Maude is also a self-taught accomplished mechanic. The improbability of this marvelous hobby, treated in a fully realistic manner, and the Walter-Mitty-like character of the school teacher will evoke thrills and unsuppressed laughter from children as they imagine their own school teacher in the role of this double heroine.

Pub Date: Feb. 8th, 1961
Publisher: McGraw-Hill-Whittlesey House