Bill Bolton-Flying Midshipman

Bill Bolton-Flying Midshipman

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Excerpt: ...Let's sample them all. I haven't had a decent meal, let alone half enough to eat for weeks. How about it? Have you got an appetite?" "Have I!" Bill began opening the other cans and dumping their contents on plates which he placed on the kitchen table. "I'll tell you one thing and that is, we eat the rest of this as is. I can't wait for cooking. Bring over that skillet of eggs and corned beef. I'll get the coffee. The smell of this stuff has turned me ravenous!" Half an hour later, the two lads drained the last dregs of their coffee and grinned sleepily at each other across the table. "Some feed!" Bill yawned and raised his arms above his head. "I bet we've got away with three days' rations. Gosh! One more crumb and I'll bust! Do you think it's safe, now, to turn in? I could go to sleep standing up." Osceola rose slowly to his feet. "Of course it's safe, Bill. I wouldn't take a chance-not at this stage of the game, you know." "But how about the lad who cooks for our aviator-friends? He'll mosey along here in the morning, and when he finds us sleeping here, there'll be the devil to pay!" "Oh, no, there won't! I know the man who acts as their servant, luckily enough. He's a sort of trusty-been here a long time-but he is locked up in our prison house every night. That chap is just as keen to get back to his home and his people as we are. There won't be a peep out of Sam. Our worries will begin again when we leave this place in the morning--But sufficient unto the day--" "Good enough!" enthused Bill, also leaving the table. "That being the case, I vote we put the careless aviators in a good safe place. Then me for bye-bye P.D.Q.!" "If you think," grinned Osceola, "that I'm going to stay up and wash dishes ." he yawned, "you've got see-vee-rial thinks coming!" CHAPTER X-WHAT HAPPENED IN THE MORNING "Eight o'clock, suh! A fine hot day-an' yo' more

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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
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  • 9781236683519