The Corner House Girls Snowbound

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Excerpt: ...will be getting up in the night and coming down to rob the pantry." There might have been a squabble right then and there had not Hedden appeared, and, in his grave way, announced: "Mr. M'Graw has arrived, sir. Shall I bring him in here?" "Ah!" exclaimed the lawyer, waking up from a brown study. "Ike M'Graw? I understood from Birdsall that he is a character. Has he had supper, Hedden?" "Yes, sir. I knew that you would wish him served. He has been eating in the servants' dining-room, sir." "Send him in," the lawyer said. "Now, young folks, here is the man who can tell us more about Red Deer Lodge and the country hereabout, and all that goes on in it, than anybody else. Here-" The door opened again. Hedden announced gravely: "Mr. Ike M'Graw, sir." There strode over the threshold one of the tallest men the young people, at least, had ever seen. And he was so lean that his height seemed more than it really was. "Why," gasped Neale to Agnes, "he's so thin he doesn't cast a shadow, I bet!" "Sh!" advised the girl warningly. They were all vastly interested in the appearance of Mr. Ike M'Graw. CHAPTER XIII-THE TIMBER CRUISER Mr. Howbridge got up from his chair and advanced to meet the backwoodsman with hospitable hand. The roughly dressed, bewhiskered forester did not impress the young folks at first as being different from the men who had driven the sledges to the camp or those who had brought the party up Long Lake in the ice-boats. Ike M'Graw had an enormous moustache ("like that of a walrus," Cecile whispered), but his iron-gray beard was cropped close. His face was long and solemn of expression, but his gray eyes, surrounded by innumerable wrinkles, had a humorous cast, and were as bright as the eyes of a much younger person. He seized Mr. Howbridge's hand and pumped it warmly. His grip was strong, and Mr. Howbridge winced, but he continued to smile upon the old man. "Mr. Birdsall told...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 2.79mm | 117.93g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236734556
  • 9781236734556