The Tenting of the Tillicums; A Story of Boy-Life on Puget Sound Volume 1906

The Tenting of the Tillicums; A Story of Boy-Life on Puget Sound Volume 1906

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...of poles, young alders we thought them to be, had been built in one corner. Spiders had spun their webs everywhere. A chopping block almost lost to view amid wild blackberry vines lay in front of the doorway. A grove of alders surrounded the cabin. "Pretty tough-looking shack," said Ralph, "but I think we had better hang out here for the night. We couldn't go a rod in these woods after it gets dark." Of this I was equally sure. We decided to remain, as we might be forced to accept even more inhospitable quarters later on. "Who do you suppose ever lived here?" I asked my comrade as he leaned his gun against the logs. "Oh--no telling--possibly some trapper Of hermit of some sort. It must have been years ago--fifteen at the nearest." We skirmished around and collected quite a heap of broken boughs for fuel. We missed our axe when it came to getting wood. Ralph tore off a loose shake and split it up for kindling. We soon had a crackling blaze in the old fireplace. After this we ate sparingly of our crackers and bacon. We both regretted not having brought salt with us, as we could have broiled one of our grouse, but without seasoning even this toothsome game would not be palatable. There was a brook that babbled down a ravine near the cabin where in the deepening dusk we found sweet cold water, a hole having been dug deep enough to enable one to fill a good-sized bucket. "Well, we are not so bad off, after all," said Ralph, philosophically, "this is much better than staying out in the woods, for instance, in the swamp where we couldn't even build a fire." We were far from being dissatisfied with the situation in which we found ourselves. "What will the boys think? " I inquired, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236636007
  • 9781236636003