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The Banner Boy Scouts Afloat

or, The Secret of Cedar Island

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Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,732 / 188 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80
LoC Categories: PS, PZ
Downloads: 1,472
Added to site: 2006.02.26 12965

Here is another tale of life in the open, of jolly times on river and lake and around the camp fire, told by one who has camped out for many years.

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odge behind that pile of lumber!"

"Whew!" ejaculated Bobolink, showing the utmost interest, for excitement appealed to him.

"Say, perhaps Hans has arrived ahead of the half hour," suggested Tom Betts.

"No, it wasn't Hans, because I know him well, and he's a little runt of a Dutchman, but a fighter from the word go; and my father knows nobody's going to get away with those boxes of the professor while Hans and his musket, that was used in the Civil War, are on guard. That was a tall man, and he ran like he'd just heard us coming, and wanted to hide. I guess somebody else is curious about those boxes, besides Bobolink."



"Look! there he goes scooting away over past that other pile of lumber!" said Tom Betts, pointing as he spoke; and both the others caught a glimpse of a dim figure that was bending over while hurrying away, as if anxious not to be seen.

"Well, what d'ye think of



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