The Navy Boys on Lake Ontario; The Story of Two Boys and Their Adventures in the War of 1812

The Navy Boys on Lake Ontario; The Story of Two Boys and Their Adventures in the War of 1812

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...half to himself. " You lads had best go aboard the sloop, an' stay there till I show up." " May we ask what you count on doing, sir? " Darrow inquired. " I'll just moon around here a bit, an' see if I can pick up the trail. Besides, I've some friends in this town, who may be able to put me straight; but I'd rather call on them alone." Very reluctantly we left him as he had said, and now that the horse had been stolen we locked the stable door by keeping our eyes open wide as we walked shoreward, to the end that we might not be taken by surprise again if either of our enemies showed himself. CHAPTER XII. A STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE. IT would have pieased Darrow and me much better if we could have remained with the captain while he was making his investigations, for surely we might have been able to aid him in some slight degree, while it is certain that we would have done no harm. Again, it seemed to me that we lads should have been told toward what point his suspicion tended. We were the ones most deeply concerned in proving our innocence, and the lightest hint dropped by him would have been some clue on which we could work, for I was not minded to remain cooped up in the cabin of the "Sailor's Rights" while some other person was laboring in my behalf. All these things we discussed among ourselves while walking to the shore, and at the same time we realized of how much importance it was for us to have such a man as Captain Vaughan working in our behalf; it was our belief that both of us ought to take active part in the task, which could not be done to the best advantage until we knew exactly the nature of the business 'Squire Thornton had more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236896149
  • 9781236896148