Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 150,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Dick's Desertion

A Boy's Adventures in Canadian Forests

Cover image for


Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 29,799 / 90 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 703
Added to site: 2010.09.28 29106

the chipmunk out of his hole. The chipmunk had been a friend of hers, and she used to drop acorns at the foot of the tree where he might find them. Vaguely she wondered whether she would recognise the little fellow again if she saw him in some other tree, and concluded that it was scarcely possible. While all the time the thud--thud of the axes seemed to weave itself into a sort of irregular accompaniment to her wandering thoughts. And then suddenly she was aware that it had stopped, and that a brief silence had once more fallen over the golden woods and the hazy field of corn.

The silence was broken by a sharp crack. Then a series of small tearing, rushing, rending sounds ended in a mighty crash. Stephanie knew that the tree was down, and an odd little feeling of regret came over her; once more there was a moment of utter silence. Then, sharp and keen and terribly distinct, she heard a wild cry from Dick.

She had run down the garden almost before that cry ceased to ring in the air, and now she



Join 150,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

login | register

User ID


reset password

Author of the Day

H. Leighton Dickson
Award-winning Indie author Heather Dickson has always been steampunk before she even knew it was ‘a thing!’ A great fan of the original fathers of Victorian steampunk, HG Wells and Jules Verne, and also a scientist by training, Dickson loves to think of imaginative ways machines can work differently. As our Author of the Day, Dickson talks about her latest novel, Cold Stone & Ivy, and reveals how she has managed to publish 8 books while still working a day job.
Read full interview...