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The Young Bridge-Tender

or, Ralph Nelson's Upward Struggle

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Author: Edward Stratemeyer (Arthur M. Winfield)
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,721 / 165 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 744
Added to site: 2007.05.08
mnybks.net#: 16844
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know."

"I am in no hurry. I wished to spend a day or two around Westville and Eastport before going up into Big Silver Lake."

"Then I'll take the sloop around to my boat-house right now," replied Bob Sanderson; and off he went with the craft, leaving Ralph and the newcomer on the bridge.

CHAPTER III.

RALPH MAKES A FRIEND.

"You'll catch cold if you stand around in this wind," remarked Ralph to Horace Kelsey, "especially as you are not used to it."

"That is true," returned the young man. "I wish I had some place where I might dry myself."

"You can go over to our cottage, if you wish. Mother is at home, and she will willingly let you dry yourself at the kitchen fire. I would lend you one of my suits, but I imagine it wouldn't be large enough."

"Hardly," laughed the young man. "Do you live far from here?"

"No, sir; that is the cottage right there. See, my mother is in the garden, lookin

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