The Boy With the U. S. Foresters

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Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 67,608 / 193 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.2
LoC Categories: PS, PZ
Series: U.S. Service
Downloads: 556
Added to site: 2006.07.20
mnybks.net#: 14244
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Adventure

The life of a typical boy is followed in all its adventurous detail. The mighty representative of our country's government, though young in years a youthful monarch in a vast domain of forest: Replete with information, alive with adventure, and inciting patriotism at every step, this handsome book is one to be instantly appreciated.

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and look for some soft nice mossy bank on which to lie down and go to sleep?"

"I'd stay on the job till I dropped," answered Wilbur quickly and aggressively.

"There's really very little difference between the two positions," said the Chief Forester. "No band of painted savages can break forth from a forest with more appalling fury than can a fire, none is more difficult to resist, none can carry the possibility of torture to its hapless victims more cruelly, none be so deaf to cries of mercy as a fire. Instead of keeping your ears open for a distant war-whoop, you have to keep your eyes open for the thin up-wreathing curl of smoke by day, or the red glow and flickering flame at night, which tells that the time has come for you to show what stuff you are made of. On the instant must you start for the fire, though it may be miles away, crossing, it may be, a part of the forest through which no trail has been made, plunging through streams which under less urgency would make you hesitate to try th

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