The Radio Boys at Ocean Point

The Radio Boys at Ocean Point

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Excerpt: ...shack after they'd stolen Jimmy's wireless outfit." "It only served them right," said Jimmy. "I think we let them off pretty easily that time. Next time we'd better rub it in a little harder." "Well, don't let's spoil a perfect day by thinking about that crowd," said Joe, shouldering the basket of crabs. "I'll carry this until my back begins to break, and then somebody else can have a chance at it." "That's fair enough," assented Bob, and the boys started for home, well pleased with the result of their expedition. There were so many jokes bandied back and forth that Joe forgot all about the weight of the basket, and it was only when he threw his load down on the porch that he remembered that none of the others had done his share. And by that time it was of no use to protest. "Well!" exclaimed Rose, when she saw the laden basket, "old Izaak Walton didn't have anything on you. I never had any idea that you'd catch as many as that. To tell the truth, the honest truth, I didn't think you'd catch any." "That's all the confidence my sister has in me, you see," said Joe, with a resigned air. "They're all alike," said Herb. "They none of them really appreciate what a blessing it is to have a brother." "We do appreciate it once in a while," returned Agnes. "Especially when they work up energy enough to go and catch some nice fat crabs. I just dote on crab salad." "If you only knew how close your brother came to losing his foot on account of those same crabs, you'd feel sorry for him," said Bob, with a mischievous grin. "Oh, do tell us about it," said Amy. "What happened, Herb?" "Aw, why can't you keep quiet about that, Bob?" protested Herb. But the girls were not to be put off so easily, and had to be told the story of Herb's defeat at the claws, as it were, of one small crab. "Well, I don't care," he said, goaded by the laughter of the girls, "I'll get...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 2.29mm | 99.79g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236688740
  • 9781236688743