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Canoe Boys and Campfires

Adventures on Winding Waters

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Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,272 / 189 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 786
Added to site: 2007.06.22
mnybks.net#: 17395
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their respective homes.

Now that the cruise was a settled fact the Jolly Rovers threw all their energies into needed preparations. In the evening, and between school hours they were always to be found at Randy's boat house.

Ned looked forward to the trip with the keen delight of one who had already tasted the joys of canoeing. Clay and Randy--who had not been permitted to accompany Ned down the Susquehanna the previous summer--had bright anticipations to be realized, while Nugget was just as eager as his companions. It had required much persuasion and many promises on Nugget's part to win the desired permission, and when the question was finally decided the new member of the Jolly Rovers was put on a severe course of training.

This embraced rowing, paddling a canoe, and swimming, and before the month of June was over Nugget was fairly proficient in all three. He purchased a second hand canoe which Ned picked out for him, and without the knowledge of his companions he wrote to his father i

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