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The Chums of Scranton High Out for the Pennant

or, In the Three Town League

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Author: Donald Ferguson
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,003 / 121 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.8
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 943
Added to site: 2004.07.24
mnybks.net#: 8847
Genres: Young Readers, Games
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I'm known far and wide as Wandering Lu; because, you see, I've traveled all over the whole known world, and been in every country the sun shines on. Just come from the oil regions down in Texas, because, well, my health is failing me, and I'm afraid I'm going into a decline."

At that he started to coughing at a most tremendous rate. Thad looked sympathetic.

"You certainly do seem to have a terribly bad cold, Lu," he told the tramp, as the other drew out a suspicious looking red handkerchief that had seen better days, to wipe the tears from his eyes, after he had succeeded in regaining his breath, following the coughing spell.

The man put a dirty hand in the region of his heart and winced.

"Hurts most around my lungs," he said, "and mebbe I've got the con. I spent some time in a camp where fifty poor folks was sleeping under canvas down in Arizona, and I'm a whole lot afraid I may have caught the disease there. So, being afraid my time would soon come I just made up my mind to look up a sister

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