The Schoolmaster's Warning

The Schoolmaster's Warning

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... their treasures 'in safety in the crevices of the rock. The quarry was seldom visited by them on account of its distance, and also of late because the farm of which it formed a part had been tenanted by a new man, who was rather cross with trespassers on his grounds, and one or two of the Culverton boys had got into trouble with him by going where they ought not, as boys will sometimes do. Running out of the Mousehole again, the boys had several merry games--" Hide and seek," "Follow my Leader," and others like them, till they began to grow tired, and were warned by the descending sun that it was time to think of returning. Edmund West was the first to perceive this, and remarked it to David. "It is time we were off," he said; "look at the sun, and we have a good way to go." "Yes, I see; we will go at once: " and David called to the others to come. "We must go and get our things from the Mousehole," said Robert. "Very well; now for a race!" exclaimed Edmund. They all rushed off and into the little cave with great noise and laughter. There they eagerly sought out their collections and secured them carefully. "How delicious this water is!" said David, as he caught some of it in his hands, and put it to his lips. The rest followed his example, and little Alfred, wild with spirits, made a leap at the side of the rock, saying: "I wonder if I could not climb up this way to the top." "Nonsense, Alfred," said David; "don't think of such a thing. Why it is worse than perpendicular up above." The boy had caught, however, at a small tree or large bush which was projecting from the side, and was supporting himself by it, when Edmund, who was near the...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236517598
  • 9781236517593