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Excerpt: ...Elmer had changed his course. He was no longer heading directly into the west as at first, but had sheered more into the northwest. "Begins to look like Elmer was right, and the police head wrong," remarked Matty. "In what way?" asked Landy Smith, filled with curiosity as to what it meant. "Why," Matt went on, "you remember that the man said he believed Dolph was heading for the road that would take him to Cramertown. Now, Elmer, he believed just the opposite, and that pretty soon Dolph would turn off to go deeper into the timber. And that's just what he seems to be doing, the slick skunk." "Say, this thing keeps growing more exciting, the further you dip into it," declared Landy. "Already I'm dead sure I'm going to get heaps of fun out of the scout business. And after a while, perhaps we'll even run this fellow Dolph down." "Sure thing," asserted Toby, confidently. "Just stake your faith on Elmer to do the little job. Yes, sir, we expect that to happen, sooner or later." "And when you do, there's going to be some sort of a mix-up," continued Landy. "Wouldn't be surprised," replied Toby, glancing at the new member queerly, for he saw Landy was excited. "Hark to me, Toby," said the other, almost in a whisper; "if that thing does come around, perhaps you'll all be glad I brought this little machine along," and he exhibited a revolver to the astonished gaze of the other. "Hold on here," said Toby. "You ought to know that it's against the rules of the scouts, and our troop in particular, to carry a pistol. Nobody but the scout-master has 79 that privilege. And to save you from trouble you'd better tell Elmer right off." Others of the boys had seen what Landy held, and of course their exclamations reached the ears of the leader, who turned back. "Against the rules, Landy," he said, smiling; "but since you're a new member, I won't throw it away. Here, let me empty out all the cartridges. You haven't any more with you, I suppose? Well, an empty revolver...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236727495
  • 9781236727497