Great Hike

Great Hike

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Excerpt: to the last, and chasing away the look of pain that had been on his boyish face. One of his shoes was held in his hand, and he had been walking along in this way, determined not to give up until the last gasp. "Better throw up the sponge, Ty," called Elmer, who had the authority to order anyone out of the race who in his judgment was unfit to continue further. Ty's face told that he welcomed this command, as it released him from all further responsibility, and he could retire with good grace. "What'd I better do, Elmer?" he called out. "Station four just ahead; stay there to-night. Some one come for you in morning!" the scout leader shouted back. "All right, I will. Hello! Toby, and you ditto, Nat. Who's winning? That fast Fairfield fellow, Wagner, passed me a long time ago, going strong." "Oh, Lil Artha is miles ahead of him!" replied Nat. 80 "Hurrah for the pride of Hickory Ridge troop! Bully for Lil Artha!" they heard Jack whoop as they sped onward. Thus one by one they were fast picking up the contestants who were spread out along the road to Little Falls, covering many miles from the leader to the fellow far in the rear, the Hope of the Philander Smiths. "There's the other bicycle boy, Phil Dale!" shouted Toby a little later, after they had passed the tavern which had been selected as the fourth station. "And he's near played out, too. Look at him wabble, would you! Wow, he can't do many more miles at that rate!" Nat yelled. Elmer gave a salute to warn the rider they were coming and wanted half the road. As he swept past Phil called out something, but Elmer failed to catch what he said, the others also went whooping by, no one having thought to slow down. And so both inspectors as well as a number of the played-out contestants had been overhauled. They were now fast coming to the point where a crisis would be waiting for them. Twenty-seven miles from Hickory Ridge and evening close at hand, when the miserable plot of the more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
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  • 9781236711748