The Boy Scouts of Lenox

or, The Hike Over Big Bear Mountain

Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 47,643 / 138 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 941
Added to site: 2007.06.16
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a hermit, living away up in the woods beyond Bear Mountain."

"Sure thing," added Felix, instantly; "I've heard my folks talking about him lots of times. He does a little trapping, they say, but spends most of his time studying animated nature. He knows every animal that ever lived on this continent, and the birds and insects too, I reckon. He's as smart as they make 'em, and used to be a college professor some people say, even if he does talk a little rough now."

For some reason all of them were feeling more or less interest in the man who walked with a cane. Perhaps this arose from the fact that of late they had become enthusiastic over everything connected with woodcraft. And the fact that Mr. Henderson was acquainted with a thousand secrets about the interesting things to be discovered in the Great Outdoors appealed strongly to them.

"These are my chums, Mr. Henderson," said Tom, when the others came up; and as the name of each one was mentioned the hermit of Bear Mountain grasped his

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