This, the fourth book in the popular Bob's Hill Series, gives good promise of being even more widely read. The "gang" are just as human, humorous and clearly individualized as ever; and while the influence of the book is good, there is no "preaching," and fun and adventure abound.
>Benny looked at me and I could see by the way his eyes were shining that he wanted to go. But Bill never likes to change his mind.
"I think we ought to vote on it," he said, "and have Pedro put it in the minutes of the meetin'."
"Shall I put it down in invisible ink," I asked, "or in the kind that shows?"
We always write our most secret doings in invisible ink, made of lemon juice, so that nobody can read about them. We don't need to read it ourselves, because we know all about it anyway. If we want to, by holding the writing up to a fire we can make the letters show.
"Write it with chalk," said Skinny, "and make the letters a foot high. This is something we want folks to know about."
"Uniforms wouldn't be so very much good," said Benny, "if folks couldn't see us with them on."
Skinny nodded his head; then took a piece of chalk out of his pocket, and commenced to mark on the clapboards, back of the sloping roof.
I thought at first that he was going to write th