St. Nicholas; A Monthly Magazine for Boys and Girls Volume 4, PT. 2

St. Nicholas; A Monthly Magazine for Boys and Girls Volume 4, 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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...is it likely to be. 1077. Dear St. Nicholas: Last summer, about the first of August, Ed and I had planned to camp out for a few days. I was to furnish the necessary articles, which were bread, tea, butter, plates, knives, spoons, towels, blankets, a tent, and cooking utensils. While, on the other hand, Ed, who did not like tea, brought chocolate, crackers and herring. I also borrowed of my grandmother a large, heavy, buffalo robe, on which we were to sleep. The next morning we got up early, and got the things ready for our trip. At half-past nine we were ready, and proceeded to the boat-house. Our tools were a spade and an ax, which we took along in case of emergencies. We also took some money to buy milk with. Once fairly started we put up the sail, for we did not fancy the idea of rowing sixteen miles in the hot sun. A good wind favored us, and we reached our destination about four o'clock. We encamped on a beautiful beach facing the north-east. After we had pitched our tent, we went to look after the baggage. The provisions were packed in a large basket, which we put in the tent. I then brought the butter can, and dug a hole in the gravel, two feet deep, and about four feet from the water, so as to keep it cool. After that we got supper, which consisted of tea, chocolate, crackers, and herring. After supper we got boughs and laid them on the ground under the tent--over these we spread the buffalo robe. This was our bed. We were then ready for night. After gathering up the things, and putting them in the tent, wc got into the boat and rowed a mile farther on, where we met some friends, with whom we spent the evening. After rowing back, and shutting the flaps of the tent, we went to bed. We had some trouble getting to sleep; a bug bit Ed...show more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236821343
  • 9781236821348