Captain Ted

A Boy's Adventures Among Hiding Slackers in the Great Georgia Swamp

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Author: Louis Pendleton
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 60,766 / 176 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 623
Added to site: 2010.11.16
mnybks.net#: 29589
Origin: gutenberg.org

"Captain Ted" will find a warm place in the heart of every Boy Scout. Ted is a real American boy, too young to join the army, but old enough to be instrumental in rounding up a camp of slackers in the great Okefinoke Swamp in Georgia. The author understands how to write just the kind of story an ambitious patriotic boy likes to read.

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to the Georgia city widely famed for the great war cantonment in its neighborhood, and they looked forth to see groups of young men in khaki tramping its streets. They were met at the station by Lieut. John Markham, a cousin of both boys who was with the Pennsylvanians at Camp Hancock because his mother, another sister of the Ridgway brothers, had married a Philadelphian and lived many years in the city by the Delaware.

Never will Ted forget that day. As he and Hubert took the train that night for southern Georgia he declared that his eyes were "dead tired from so much looking." First they drove out to the camp and over its extensive area, wherein Ted's wish to see thousands of soldiers was abundantly gratified. Later they walked about, saw the quarters of the officers, looked into the tents of the privates, and at many points watched the soldiers drill, drill, drill--infantry drill, physical drill, bayonet exercise and target practice. They even found opportunity in the course of another long drive to

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