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The Scranton High Chums on the Cinder Path

or The Mystery of the Haunted Quarry

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Author: Donald Ferguson
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,786 / 121 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 733
Added to site: 2004.07.24
mnybks.net#: 8848
Origin: gutenberg.org
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a weakling, or one addicted to believing old wives' fairy stories of goblins, and all such trash.

"Oh, count me in, Hugh," responded the other, with an indifference that may possibly have been partly assumed; but then Thad Stevens was always ready to back his enterprising chum, no matter what the other suggested.

"Horatio, it's up to you now!" Hugh went on remorselessly, as K.K. stopped the car at a signal from the other, and faint signs of what had once been a road were to be distinguished just on the left.

"Majority rules, you know," said the wise Juggins boy, "and already three have given their assent; so it's no back-out for little Horatio."

"Course I'll agree, Hugh," quickly added Julius, when he saw that the other had turned toward him. "I'm just as curious as the next fellow to see that old haunted quarry---in the daytime, of course. Besides, everybody knows there isn't any such thing as a ghost. All such stories, when they're sifted down, turn out to be humbugs. Sometimes

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