Camping in the Alleghanies; Or, Bodines. a Complete, Practical Treatise and Guide to "Camping Out." Containing Full Instructions for Making Camp Equipments, Etc., Together with a List of Articles Necessary for Camp Life

Camping in the Alleghanies; Or, Bodines. a Complete, Practical Treatise and Guide to "Camping Out." Containing Full Instructions for Making Camp Equipments, Etc., Together with a List of Articles Necessary for Camp Life

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...with a razor. Thad Jr. visited a farm-house near by for spring chickens and a fresh supply of milk; while George and I busied ourselves in preparing the dinner. By eleven o'clock our arrangements were complete, and we paddled the three boats down the pond to bring up the party. We were at the station but a few minutes when the whistle of the locomotive announced the approach of the train, and as it came gliding around the curve, white handkerchiefs were fluttering from the windows of the car containing the merry excursionists. o 13 146 Two short whistles from the engine signaled for the application of the air-brakes, which were promptly applied, causing an involuntary obeisance of the ladies, and throwing their gentlemen escorts into a huddle by the car door. Immediately baskets, gentlemen, and ladies presented themselves in regular order upon the platform, und were speedily helped to the ground. Before the campers had an opportunity to make the usual salutations of "How do you do?"--"Glad to see you"--" Fine day," etc., every member of that visiting party laughed immoderately, poked all sorts of fun at our attire, and blandly inquired whether dinner was ready. We tried to organize them into a quiet group that Charles might read the welcoming speech, that had been beautifully engrossed with charcoal, upon fourteen sheets of Harry Green's best brown wrapping-paper, tied artistically with marline at the corners. But speech-making was out of the question to that noisy, merry, hungry party, so we directed the way to the boats by the old mill, and embarked them all safely upon the beautiful pond that led to the camp. The day was a perfect one, and the pond upon its good behavior, not a ripple disturbing the reflection of its charming surroundings. All...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236675371
  • 9781236675378