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The Boy Allies On the Firing Line

Twelve Days Battle Along the Marne

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Author: Clair W. Hayes
Language: English
Wordcount: 50,144 / 151 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.1
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Boy Allies
Downloads: 912
Added to site: 2004.07.10
mnybks.net#: 8809
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Young Readers, War
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here the boys could make out the dim form of a sentry flitting about.

"We have certainly got into a mess," whispered Hal.

"We have that," replied Chester. "Shall we make another detour?"

Hal thought for a few moments.

"I believe the best way is to try and go right through them without being seen," he replied at length. "There is no telling how far this line stretches out, and if we didn't get around them by daylight it would be all off with us."

"But the sentries?" asked Chester.

"Well, we shall have to dispose of anyone who sees us without being heard. That's all there is about it."

"All right, then," said Chester. "We might as well move at once."

The plan was outlined to the men and they went forward. A moment and they were in the midst of the sleeping Germans. It was plain now that the line of sleepers stretched out for some distance, but that it was not very deep. Three minutes undiscovered and they would be through safely.

Silently they crept between the sleeping soldiers. Ther

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