The House-Boat on the St. Lawrence

The House-Boat on the St. Lawrence

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...been intentionally concealed behind some low cedars that grew along the shore. Instantly the yacht started toward the place, but the sight of four or five men on the deck of the house-boat threatened to complicate matters, and present a new and unwelcome aspect to the problem. CHAPTER XVII. THE NARRATIVE. "WHAT ye doin' with our house-boat? called Jed, excitedly, as the yacht drew near the place they were seeking. "Your house-boat?" responded one of the men, glumly. "How do we know it's your's any more than it's ours? Just prove your right to it, will you? " "It's just as I told you," remarked Jed in a lower tone to the boys. " Ye see they don't mean to give it up at all." A brief conference, however, convinced the men that the party was indeed the one to whom the house-boat rightfully belonged; and despite the words of the boatman, it was at once evident that they were not planning to make any claim to ownership. They told how they had seen the strange craft swept toward them while they were fishing near the shore, and its peculiar antics, as well as the apparent absence of any one on board, had induced them to make investigations of their own. When they had discovered that to all appearances it had been abandoned by its owners, and was being borne onward to certain destruc-tion, they had not hesitated to take it in charge, and had towed it into the sheltered place where it had been discovered by its rightful owners. They now were very willing to turn it over, and in response to Jock's invitation, decided to remain on board and share the evening meal with the party. A bill which Jock slipped into the hands of the one who appeared to be the...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236906764
  • 9781236906762