Outing

Outing

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... the beds we cut seemingly birch for the back logs; dry pine for the rest--with some big knotty chunks to be put on before turning in. Our supper was soon cooked. A couple of cups apiece of strong beef extract, into which the dehydrated vegetables were put, made a good soup. A cup of tea and numerous hard tack and bologna, either toasted on the flames or raw was the next course. For dessert we had some dehydrated raspberries. In all a well-balanced, nourishing meal. The dishwashing was easy. We melted a little snow in our cups and rinsed them out, wiped our knives on the nearest log, and called it good. After that, with pipes going, we sat in the open end of the lean-to and stretched out our feet to the fire, dodging this way and that to avoid the smoke, as the shifting wind drove it our way. We changed socks, putting on dry ones, examining our feet carefully for chafed or raw places, and slipped into our mackinaws. stars twinkled and blazed like bluewhite diamonds. In spite of the cold we slept soundly. At intervals during the night Jack threw more wood on the fire and chunked up the ends. For the rest of the time he lay flat on his back and snored like a buzzsaw cutting through an oak knot. We were on our way at daybreak and all that day we plugged steadily forward. The weather was fine but the going somewhat rougher than the day before and even Jack and Sy were glad of occasional pauses. Dick and I were content to let them set the pace. Wise as Dick is in the ways of the woods, he had slipped up on his shoes. The snow and ice soon collected on the soles of mongrel pacs and balled up beneath his foot in a way that necessitated frequent stops to knock it ofF. Even the pressure of the hard little balls made his feet sore. Added to that...show more

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236892305
  • 9781236892300