Chilhowee Boys

Chilhowee Boys

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...will come before long, Ken," said Janet pncouragingly. But if any one had told Kenneth how he would kill his first bear, he would not have believed him. There was a barrel near the house, into which Janet poured the skim-milk and buttermilk not needed in the family. About this time she began to notice that the contents of the barrel decreased mysteriously during the night. "There 's a thief somewhere on the premises," announced Janet. " It must be a bear that steals the buttcrmilk," said Uncle Will. "I 'll have to stay up some night to watch for him." But after felling trees all day, it was not an easy thing to keep awake all night to watch for a bear, and Uncle Will put off the task. One night, after Kenneth had gone to bed, he suddenly remembered that he had left the bars of the sheep-pen down. He had fed and penned the sheep that evening, because Hugh was late returning from mill. Rising quietly, he dressed as quickly as he could, for he did not want Hugh to discover his negligence. When he reached the pen he was glad to find the sheep safe--asleep in one corner. He put up the bars and turned towards the house. The moon stood above Ghilhowee, and shone down upon the little clearing. Kenneth could see the objects about him in spite of the dense forest which surrounded him. It was a still night; and as he had been in too great a hurry to put on his shoes, he moved quite noiselessly. But there was something else moving noiselessly too. What was it? A bear, shufiding up the path from the cane-brake! Bruin evidently knew the way to the swill-barrel, for he turned straight towards it. "Aha, here 's 'our thief," thought Kenneth. He stood still, wishing he had his...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802608
  • 9781236802606