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Ned, Bob and Jerry on the Firing Line

The Motor Boys Fighting for Uncle Sam

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Author: Clarence Young (pseudonym)
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,162 / 160 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.4
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 680
Added to site: 2009.03.30 23807

fight the Huns."

"Big snakes are seldom poisonous," cried Jerry. "This may be a python or a boa escaped from some circus, though I haven't heard of any animal shows being around here lately."

"Me, either," added Bob. "Say, are you sure you saw a snake?" he asked the lads who had rushed out in such a hurry.

"As sure as we see you now, and you're not much smaller around the waist than this same snake," added Jack with a laugh.

"Cut out the comedy stuff!" murmured Bob.

"Well, if there's a real snake in there I want to see it!" exclaimed Jerry. "Come on!" and he pushed open the door which had swung shut after the exit of the excited lads.

Within the barracks the three Motor Boys saw a scene of excitement. One end of the big building, which was filled with cots and bunks, was comparatively empty, but at the other there was a group of officers and men. Some of them appeared to surround the captive, though the three chums could not just then get a glimpse of him.




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