Dave Porter on Cave Island

Dave Porter on Cave Island

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Excerpt: ...porter. "We'se got to jest catch dem mice somehow, but I dunno how it's gwine to be done," he went on, scratching his woolly head in perplexity. "I've got a shotgun along," suggested the fat man. "Might go gunning with that." "I'll get my cane," said another man. "I guess the ladies better retire to the next car," suggested a third passenger. "Yes, yes, let us go, at once!" cried the elderly lady. "Porter, can I get a berth there?" "Sorry, missus, but I dun reckon all de berths on dis yeah train am tooken." "See here!" cried Dave, to Professor De Haven. "If the mice are educated, can't you call them to you in some way?" "To be sure!" cried the professor, struck by the idea. "Why did I not think of that myself? I was too upset to think of anything. Yes, I can whistle for them." "Whistle for 'em?" snorted the fat man. "Yes, yes! I always whistle when I feed them. 150 Please be quiet. I shall have to whistle loudly, for the train makes such a noise and it may be some of my dear pets may not hear me!" "Humph! Then you better whistle for all you're worth!" returned the man of weight. Walking slowly up and down the sleeping-car Professor De Haven commenced to whistle in a clear, steady trill. He kept this up for fully a minute and by that time several white mice had shown themselves. They were somewhat scared, but gradually they came to him and ran up on his shoulders. "Well, doesn't that beat the Dutch!" whispered Roger, half in admiration. "I shouldn't have been so scared if I had known they were educated," returned Phil. "Hush!" said Dave. "Give him a chance to gather them all in." Placing the captured mice in their cage, the professor moved up and down the car once more, opening the berth curtains as he did so. He continued to emit that same clear trill, and soon his shoulders were full of the white mice. "Only one is missing, little General Pinky," he...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236719433
  • 9781236719430