Boys of Spring Hill, Or, Bound to Rise; And, Walter Loring's Career

Boys of Spring Hill, Or, Bound to Rise; And, Walter Loring's Career

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...done. They found that the largest of the apple trees had been cut off twenty feet from the ground, and the top portion hung horizontally from the branches below and the roof of the house. " Ve'll have some work chopping that down," said Frank. " We'll have to rig up a block and tackle to lower it, or it may smash some more of the house." " I reckon we can manage the log," said Dan. " What worries me is that hole in the roof. It will cost us twenty or thirty dollars, and perhaps more, to put things in shape again." This remark made them feel gloomy. It had been such a close struggle they did not see how they could stand the extra expense. They saw that they could not do the work themselves; that it would require the services of one or two regular carpenters. "It's too bad, that's just what it is!" cried Archie, and the others echoed the sentiment. "There is no use to cry; we must make the best of it," said Dan bravely. " I'll go down to the village and see jacob Voss the carpenter." And after a hasty breakfast he set out, hoping to have the work done before another storm came along. He found the village carpenter and a con tract was made, and jacob Voss set to work that day, and then Dan wrote to Mr. Dowling for some more money with which to pay the bill. The mail the day following brought a check, which Dan had cashed at the general store, and also a long letter from Mr. Dowling, a portion of which filled the boys with sudden hope. I am very much interested in the growth of that heliotrope you left with me," he wrote. " It seems to be of an entirely new variety--possibly a cross between an I ncanum and H....show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236976681
  • 9781236976680