Rob the Ranger; A Story of the Fight for Canada

Rob the Ranger; A Story of the Fight for Canada

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...continued with the same regularity; then it became slower, and the boy moved slightly. Rob withdrew his hand. "Will!" he whispered. "Not a word; 'tis I, Rob." The boy's movement ceased; Rob could no longer hear his breathing; had he wakened and understood? A few moments of a strained silence: then he felt his hand grasped, and knew that all was well. " Quick! Slip on your clothes! Don't make a rustle! " he whispered. Without a word the boy got up, groped for his clothes, and dressed quickly, Rob meanwhile standing on watch at the door. In a couple of minutes Will was ready. Then, stealing out, the two tiptoed across the landing and began to descend the stairs. Horror! The second stair creaked. In the excitement of the upward journey, and the noise made by the men ascending, Rob had not noticed how crazy was the woodwork. Another creak, still louder! The more cautiously he trod, the louder, as it seemed to him, the creaks became. That this was not merely the effect of overstrung nerves was proved before they had reached the bend in the staircase. "What 's that?" cried a sharp voice from the kitchen. The conversation instantly ceased. Rob stood stockstill: but the boy, scared by the cry, began to run down the stairs, heedless of the noise he made. Rob heard chairs being pushed back, heavy feet moving across the room. There was no help for it now. He followed his brother at full speed, stumbling in the darkness. Down he went, and, taking two and three stairs at a time, he overtook Will at the landing of the first floor. There was a loud clatter of footsteps behind. If the pursuit were not checked, they were bound to be run down when they reached the street, for Will at...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236876709
  • 9781236876706