First at the North Pole

First at the North Pole

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Excerpt: ..."The mean rascal-to try to keep Andy from going on this trip!" murmured Chet to himself. "I'll soon put a spoke in his wheel!" He started on a hunt for Andy, who had gone uptown to make a small purchase. He looked into several stores, and at last located his chum in a barber shop. "Last haircut for some time to come," announced Andy. "After this, I guess I'll let my hair grow-it will be warmer." "I've got something to tell you," returned Chet. "Hurry up." "Can't hurry, when I'm getting my hair cut, Chet." Nevertheless, Andy told the barber not to waste time, and ten minutes later both boys were on the street. There Chet related what he had overheard, Andy listening in wonder. "He certainly is the limit, Chet. Now, what do you suppose I had best do?" "I don't know-tell Mr. Dawson, I suppose." "But I don't want to get him into trouble." "Do you think it will do that?" "It might-and he might tell me it would be best for me to stay behind," answered Andy, gloomily. "And I'm not going to stay behind!" he cried, desperately. "Then I know what you can do!" exclaimed Chet, struck by a sudden idea. "What?" "Play a trick on your Uncle Si. But it will cost you a five-dollar bill." "That's cheap-if only I can get rid of the old curmudgeon." "Then come with me, to the writing-room of the hotel." Andy did as requested, and there Chet unfolded his plan. Andy agreed to it at once, and without loss of time the following letter was penned: "Dear Uncle Si: I am sorry I caused you so much trouble. Will you come to Pine Run at once? I inclose five dollars for the trip. How much money can you get for those papers? Thought I'd like to go on that ocean trip, but I suppose sailoring is harder than lumbering, isn't it? "Your Nephew,"Andy." Andy had in his pocket an envelope postmarked Pine Run, and addressed to himself. With care he erased the name "Andrew" more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236728688
  • 9781236728685