St. Nicholas Volume 32, PT. 2

St. Nicholas Volume 32, PT. 2

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...it a kind of gambling?" Lon brushed his doubts aside by saying he guessed "if it were gambling Commodore Black would n't put the prize up." Mrs. Marshall, had no argument to advance against that statement, for in Squam everything the commodore did was considered just right. Lon took the two dollars, went down to the club-house, and entered his dory for the race. "Hope you '11 win, Lon," said the steward as he wrote, " Alonzo Marshall, Wanderer. Paid." on the list of entries. "You want to look out for Bob Richards, though. That 'ere dory of his is right smart." "Oh, I think I can beat him, Jim, unless he outwits me with some surprise. He 's a good sailor, but I 'm not afraid of Bob or the Arrow." The race was set for the next day, the start being at ten o'clock. But, race or no race, Lon had to go out in the bay to overhaul his lobsterpots and take up his night's catch. So he left home before daybreak the next morning, rowed out to the " Ledge," and after taking up one set of pots baited and dropped the second set overboard. Before seven o'clock he had transferred his catch to the "car " in which he kept them, and then started to haul the Wanderer up on the beach to give the bottom a scrubbing off. When he had finished this and had overhauled the rigging of his spritsail and jib, it was time to make his way out to the starting-point off the lighthouse. It was a beautiful morning, with just the kind of a breeze Lon liked. It was coming out of the southwest in heavy puffs that were dangerous to a craft not sailed by skilled hands. Lon liked it, not because he was fearless, but because he knew just how hard a blow the Wanderer would stand. And as he knew Bob Richards...show more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236791789
  • 9781236791788