The Outdoor Chums on the Lake

The Outdoor Chums on the Lake

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Excerpt: ...wild man of the island had kept them on edge throughout the entire length of their short sojourn; and now, when this sudden object came rolling down the incline into their very camp they were panic stricken. Pet himself was just as frightened as any of his mates. He had been sitting by the fire, drying his back, having removed his coat and trousers meanwhile. As the alarm sounded he tried to get to his feet so as to join in the hasty flight, but, as might be expected, his legs became twisted, and consequently he fell in a heap. "Wow! keep off'n me, you! I ain't done nuthin'!" he yelled. 115 It was his customary plea when caught doing something wrong. Frank had by this time reached the bottom of the incline, for which he was not at all sorry. He had not been seriously hurt by his rough tumble, and, thinking only of keeping himself aloof from these ugly spirits, he managed to scramble to his feet after some fashion. Through it all he had kept a firm grip on his gun, as though he knew what protection he could count on from that source. There was another grand picture that escaped Will, and which he would never cease to lament the loss of-Frank regaining his feet, those fellows scampering away in several directions, and Pet on his knees, holding one arm up as if to ward off some evil blow which he expected to descend. "Hey, it's only Langdon! Kim back here, yuh cowards!" bellowed Pet, as soon as his startled eyes could tell him the truth. And the others, halted in the midst of their mad flight, looking back, saw that instead of the terrible hairy wild man of their dreams it was indeed only a boy who stood there, and he the one they hated most of all. So they came straggling back, some looking 116 sheepish over their recent scare, while others scowled as if in an ugly temper. "Wot yuh want here, Langdon?" demanded Pet, bridling up as he saw that much was expected of him by his followers. It was unfortunate that this should happen more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236735455
  • 9781236735454