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Ross Grant Tenderfoot

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Author: John Garland
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 79,853 / 231 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 467
Added to site: 2010.11.12 29561

The first of a series of stories for boys, with scenes laid in a Montana mining camp. The hero has a natural tendency toward medicine.

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p. "I got it out," he explained simply, adding apologetically, "I got awfully mussed up doing it, though."

"You!" Grant burst out, paying no attention to the apology. "You got it out!" He leaned forward, genuinely interested. "How did you do it?"

Ross warmed under the interest in the tone. "I was standing in the bow of the boat, just over the rail from the horse, and I saw what the trouble was. There was no one else who seemed to know what to do." He spoke modestly. "The horse would have died before we reached the landing; and so," simply, "I ran my arm down his throat, and got the apple."

"You did!" ejaculated Grant. He leaned further forward. "And what prevented the horse from chewing up your arm while you were after the apple?"

"A bootblack's brush," Ross explained. "A boy was rubbing up a man's shoes near me; and I grabbed his brushes, and got busy. One of the deck hands helped me prop the horse's mouth open. I threw off my coat"--here Ross surveyed himself ruefully, and left t



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