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Campmates

A Story of the Plains

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Author: Kirk Munroe
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,768 / 203 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 665
Added to site: 2010.08.04
mnybks.net#: 28635
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Adventure, Nature
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l near the wreck, when his senses were again quickened into action by a smothered cry, close at hand. At the same time a dark mass drifted towards him, and he seized hold of it. As the cry seemed to come from this, the man's struggles became directed by a definite purpose. Partially supporting himself by the wreckage, he attempted to guide it to the nearest bank; but so swift was the current that he was swept down stream more than a mile before he succeeded in accomplishing his purpose.

Finally his feet touched bottom, and he drew his prize to shore. It was a car seat, torn from its fastenings. Tightly wedged between it and its hinged back was a confused bundle, from which came a smothered wailing. Tearing away the wrappings, Luke Matherson stared for a moment, in a dazed fashion, at what they had held so safely. He could hardly believe that it was a live baby, lying there as rosy and unharmed as though in its cradle.

The sun had risen when the engine-driver, haggard, exhausted, with clothing to

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