The Radio Boys Rescue the Lost Alaska Expedition

The Radio Boys Rescue the Lost Alaska Expedition

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Excerpt: ... said Bob, anxiously, "you 115 want to quit thinking about that or you'll be sick." "Sick?" Frank tried to force a laugh. "I'm the healthiest invalid ever you saw." "No, Frank, I mean it. Put that thought out of your mind, or you will be sick. Why-"laying a hand on his brow-"you've got a fever right now." Jack was worried, too. "Great guns, Frank, you must take Bob's advice. What if you came down sick? We'd be in a pretty fix." "Oh, you fellows make me tired," said Frank, irritatedly. "I'm all right." But Bob's worry was not routed. He took his chum by an arm and started marching him toward camp. "I'm going to give you a dose of calomel and make you lie down," he said. "Come on." "Calomel? Have a heart." "Yes, calomel," said Bob, firmly. "That's what you need, that and a nap." Picking up the fish, Jack followed. And at the camp, despite Frank's vehement protests, he was made to swallow a liberal dose of calomel, and then to lie down on a couch of spruce boughs, over him the little tent belonging to Mr. Hampton to provide shade from the northern sun. Jack and Bob sat down, some distance away, and started cleaning the fish. They talked together in low tones. 116 Presently, after several glances toward the motionless figure, Bob arose and tiptoed close to it. On his return, he nodded, smiling slightly, at Jack. "Asleep," he said. "Didn't want to do it, but overworked Nature was too much for him. I'm a little bit worried. His nerves got a severe shock. But I guess he'll be all right when he wakes up." Then he glanced more keenly at Jack. "Look here, you've been through the same experience. I had a nap. Now you're going to take one. Sleep will be good medicine for you, too. We don't want two sick ones on our hands." Jack didn't protest, but also turned in beside Frank, and in a few minutes was sound asleep. As Bob had said, overworked Nature claimed more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236697618
  • 9781236697615