The Girl Scouts at Camp Comalong
Excerpt: ...and the surprise party made doubly welcome, when everyone insisted they could "get to sleep now," that there was so much "lovely company around." Blankets were easily spared from the cots as the night had not cooled off too suddenly, and the Norms, being all around sportswomen, didn't find the pine boards and good blankets such a poor sort of bunk after all, so sleep was wooed and won finally. They must have realized the morning would bring to them some strenuous duties, for what about reclaiming Camp Norm? CHAPTER XIII-DANGER SIGNALS Daylight showed what havoc the storm had wrought. The lake front was strewn with craft washed in by the swelled waters; there were sailboats bottom side up, canvas carried from one end of the lake to the other, rowboats torn from their docks where strong ropes over stronger posts were thought to hold them securely; in fact the storm had been a record-breaker and the new record was one of considerable devastation. Crowds of curious gathered early, and in general terms business was suspended in favor of sight-seeing. But it was among the campers that the greatest damage had been done, and Camp Norm was not alone in blowing away in the tempest. Those who sought shelter in Camp Comalong were up and out early, and the Bobbies were not long in following. "Poor old Norm," sighed Bubbles. "We will now be sure to fall to sub-norm, for never again can we claim to be normal." A camp untented after a downpour of rain is about as forlorn a sight as can be imagined, and it was such a spectacle as this that confronted the Norms on the bleakish early morning. Wet! Wetter! Wettest! The trees still rained; the grass emitted a hissing moisture, the air was as wet as if the rain had anchored in it, and never was there a more unhappy looking crowd than the unroofed campers of Lake Hocomo. "Weren't we lucky?" said Julia. "Just see how everyone has had something damaged and we never lost a thing but a couple of...
- 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
- 13 Sep 2013
- United States
- black & white illustrations