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The Young Forester

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Author: Zane Grey
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 49,934 / 140 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 3,404 3032
Genres: Western, Adventure

Story of the adventures of a boy who goes to Arizona to join a friend---a government ranger--in the forestry service. Full of hairbreadth escapes.

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ll I pocketed the extra money which I had assured him he need not spend for the first-class ticket.

The huge station, with its glaring lights and clanging bells, and the outspreading city, soon gave place to prairie land.

That night I slept little, but the very time I wanted to be awake--when we crossed the Mississippi--I was slumbering soundly, and so missed it.

"I'll bet I don't miss it coming back," I vowed.

The sight of the Missouri, however, somewhat repaid me for the loss. What a muddy, wide river! And I thought of the thousands of miles of country it drained, and of the forests there must be at its source. Then came the never-ending Kansas corn-fields. I do not know whether it was their length or their treeless monotony, but I grew tired looking at them.

From then on I began to take some notice of my fellow-travelers. The conductor proved to be an agreeable old fellow; and the train-boy, though I mistrusted his advances because he tried to sell me everything from chewing-gum to mini



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