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The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol

The Story of a Young Wireless Amateur Who Made Good as a Fire Patrol

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Author: Lewis E. Theiss
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,811 / 239 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 541
Added to site: 2005.12.29
mnybks.net#: 12428
Genre: Adventure
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led the way across the yard.

"That will suit us all right if it's wide enough," said Charley. "We want foot boards."

"Well, that's what these are. And a good inch thick, too. They're mighty good boards. Hardly a knot in 'em. We don't see much lumber like that nowadays."

"They'll do all right," assented Charley, after examining the boards. "What do they cost a hundred?"

"Ten dollars."

"Ten dollars!" cried Charley in consternation. Then a smile came on his face. "Quit your kidding," he said. "What <i>do</i> they come at?"

"Ten dollars," replied the lumber dealer soberly.

The two boys stared at him incredulously.

"Impossible!" cried Lew. "What are they <i>really</i> worth?"

"Ten dollars," replied the man. His voice was sharp and a frown had gathered on his forehead. "Ten dollars, and cheap at that."

Charley turned to his companion with a look of dismay. "We can never build our boat with wood at such a price," he cried. "With five dollars to pay for oars, and

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