This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...Well, to apply it to ourselves, we're going to roast, Jack on the Roof. 97 no, not roast, but smoke a fox instead of a wolf, that's all. Fetch me those bits of straw and sticks lying near that little outhouse outside; it must have been the veritable abode of the tiny pigs." While he was speaking, Dent had been breaking little bits of rotten wood off what had once been a chimney-piece and laying them on the paper, and now, while the little boy ran to do his bidding, he lighted the paper, etc. Soon Jack was aware of a disagreeable stifling smoke ascending the chimney, then his boots actually began to feel warm, and he knew what was being done below. "Mean cowards!" he exclaimed, beginning to descend in great wrath. However, it really was so very unpleasant lower down that he determined to climb higher, and find his way out of the top of the chimney. But could he do it? The smoke was getting worse and worse. As he hesitated, he distinctly heard Dent's laugh, and loud exclamation of " Bravo! that will bring him down fast enough." The words and the laugh decided Jack; he climbed as high as he could, and then discovered he was able to remove two or three large and very loose stones near the top. Climbing through the aperture thus formed, he discovered himself upon the roof of the old cottage. So, soon he was sitting on the very top of it, in remarkably cool enjoyment of the situation. 98 Jack off Home. Meanwhile, Dent and Harwood, growing bolder by degrees, had nursed up quite a brilliant little fire on the hearth by the time the other boys came down, leading the captured fox.' For though White had, at first, escaped observation, on account of the dark beam he was laid upon, the room was so very limited, and there was such a...
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