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The Torch Bearer

A Camp Fire Girls' Story

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Author: I.T. Thurston
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,421 / 190 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 314
Added to site: 2007.12.24 19475

ght, we light our fire in grateful remembrance of the Great Spirit who gave you to us.'"

In a few clear-cut sentences Mrs. Royall spoke of the Camp Fire symbolism--of fire as the living, renewing, all-pervading element--"Our brother the fire, bright and pleasant, and very mighty and strong," as being the underlying spirit--the heart of this new order of the girls of America, as the hearth-fire is the heart of the home. She spoke of the brown chevron with the crossed sticks, the symbol of the Wood Gatherer, the blue and orange symbol of the Fire Maker, and the complete insignia combining both of these with the touch of white representing smoke from the flame, worn by the Torch Bearer, trying to make clear and vivid the beautiful meaning of it all.

When the roll-call was read, each girl, as she answered to her name, gave also the number of honours she had earned since the last meeting. It was then that Laura, watching the absorbed faces, shook her head with a sigh as her eyes met Anne's; and Anne



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