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WELLS, Carolyn, American humorous writer: b. Rahway, N. J., about 1873. She took up literary work in 1895, and her many publications, which are chiefly for juvenile readers, include “At the Sign of the Sphinx” (1896); “The Story of Betty” (1899); “Folly in Fairyland” (1901); “Eight Girls and a Dog” (1902); “The Pete and Polly Stories” (1902); “Rainy Day Diversions” (1907); “The Clue” (1909); “The Lovers' Baedecker” (1912); “The Maxwell Mystery” (1913); “Anybody but Anne” (1914); “Bride of a Moment” (1916); “Faulkner's Folly” (1917); “The Room with the Tassels” (1918).