The Auto Boys' Mystery

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Author: James A. Braden
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,659 / 121 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,927
Added to site: 2010.06.09
mnybks.net#: 28095
Origin: gutenberg.org
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he was sensitive, his feelings were not injured. Nor were his pride and manliness hurt at all. It was just because he was not permitted to feel that he was in any degree an object of charity.

True, Chip had begged for food along the road. One would think that did not indicate much pride on his part; but it should be remembered that asking for aid among strangers is very different from receiving anything as charity from those one considers his friends.

With such a beginning the Auto Boys and their new acquaintance found Sunday passing very pleasantly. They wrote letters, took long walks about the lake and Phil and Paul took Chip for a ride in the car, going almost to Anderson's cabin before turning back.

This put the boys in mind of the tree that had been shivered by the mighty blow of the great Swede. After dinner all but Dave walked out to the end of the gravel road improvement to inspect the spot again and particularly to see the slivered stump on which Anderson's sledge had fallen wit

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