The Rambler Club Afloat

The Rambler Club Afloat

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...of the hand from Nat. The line of wharves had already given place to a few straggling houses at the outskirts of the town. These were soon passed, when the Ramblers saw a wide sheet of water opening out before them. Its broad, placid surface presented a beautiful picture. The sultry sky was tinged with a warm hue at the horizon, while to the right and left the bordering hills, rapidly separating, melted away into the afternoon haze. High up in the heavens hung great piles of cumulus clouds of dazzling whiteness. The entire scene, notwithstanding its beauty, wore a threatening aspect, which Bob Somers quickly noticed. "There is going to be a big storm on Lake Minnewago, boys," he said; " might be a good plan to hug the shore, eh, Dave?" "Much safer," approved Dave Brandon, with a critical look at the sky. Bob glanced at a map which was spread out upon a locker, and announced that they would have plenty of time to reach a small harbor which lay off to the northeast. The gently heaving water gave the boat a delightful motion, which proved so fascinating to the boys that they were just a little tardy in following their own advice. They saw the "Nimrod " headed directly toward the centre of the lake, and, for the time being, adopted a course about midway between that and the shore. Within half an hour they began to realize that they were on a pretty wide sheet of water. The mouth of the river was no longer to be seen, and a vague impression of being half out of the world began to steal over them. "The lightning has begun already, fellows," volunteered Tom Clifton, at length. A copper-colored gleam, low down in the sky, flashed for an instant, followed quickly by another, but no sound of thunder...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236952545
  • 9781236952547