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Five Little Starrs in the Canadian Forest   By: (1868-1932)

Five Little Starrs in the Canadian Forest by Lillian Elizabeth Roy

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FIVE LITTLE STARRS SERIES

ILLUSTRATED

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FIVE LITTLE STARRS FIVE LITTLE STARRS ON A CANAL BOAT FIVE LITTLE STARRS ON A RANCH FIVE LITTLE STARRS IN AN ISLAND CABIN FIVE LITTLE STARRS IN THE CANADIAN FOREST

(In Preparation)

FIVE LITTLE STARRS ON A MOTOR TOUR

[Illustration: Mike Sat Down on a Log to Watch Over the Children.]

FIVE LITTLE STARRS IN THE CANADIAN FOREST

BY

LILLIAN ELIZABETH ROY

AUTHOR OF THE "BLUE BIRD SERIES"

[Illustration]

New York THE PLATT & NOURSE CO.

Copyright, 1915, by

THE PLATT & PECK CO.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I A LUMBER CAMP IN PROSPECT 7

II A LUMBER CAMP IN WINTER 30

III THE INDIAN TRAPPER 53

IV THE ENGINEER'S ASSISTANTS 76

V JUMPIN' JANE'S ANTICS 100

VI OUTDOOR FUN IN A LUMBER CAMP 126

VII CHRISTMAS AT THE LUMBER CAMP 147

VIII MIKE'S BEAR TRAP 170

IX FATHER BEAR VISITS THE CAMP 190

X AFLOAT ON THE RIVER RAFT 212

FIVE LITTLE STARRS IN A CANADIAN FOREST

CHAPTER I

A LUMBER CAMP IN PROSPECT

"DADDUM, are we 'most there?" asked Dorothy Starr, impatiently, as the uncomfortable local train creaked over its uneven tracks through dense forests in Western Ontario.

"Almost, Dot have a little more patience and soon you will be able to exercise those active little legs," returned Mr. Starr, as he consulted his watch.

"Guess we'll all be glad to exercise after this awful smoky, crampy ride," grumbled Donald, Dot's twin brother.

"Our winter in the lumber camp will have to be mighty fine to make us forget this outlandish trip ever since we left Grand Forks," declared Meredith Starr, the oldest boy.

"We have one consolation, Mete, and that is, we don't have to travel home in the Spring by the same route," laughed his sister Lavinia.

"Well, children, you all have had some remark to make about the discomforts of this car and the dreadful condition of the tracks, but it is far better than riding in a springless lumber wagon for the same distance," commented Mrs. Starr, shifting the baby's sleepy head from her shoulder to her knees.

"We'd never have come if Daddum knew we had to travel that way!" exclaimed Don.

"No, but Daddum had to travel that way, and on horseback, years ago, before this track was laid," replied Mrs. Starr.

"Did you, Daddum? Oh, do tell us about it!" cried the restless children, as they crowded into the seat beside their father.

"It isn't an exciting tale, but it is very appropriate at this time," replied Mr. Starr, smiling at the eager faces. "I was a very young man then. I didn't find out until I returned to New York after that trip what a prize your mother was."

"Oh, how does Mumzie know about the trip, then?" asked Dot.

"Because I have often told her how that trip decided for me my future business life," replied Mr. Starr.

"Dot, please don't interrupt Daddum with silly questions again," said Lavinia to her little sister.

"When I got off the train at Grand Forks, on that trip, I expected to meet an old friend at the station, but he was not there. I stopped at the best hotel in the town, which would have been about sixth rate anywhere else, and the next morning my friend Dean came in. He had had to ride about forty miles out of his way on account of a flooded river and that was why he was not on time to meet me.

"Well, after he had made a few purchases in town he was ready to start back. I had a good horse waiting for me at the hotel shed, and soon we were on the return trip.

"The further north we went the more beautiful and wilder the scenery became until I thought we would be lost in the dense primeval forests. How Dean managed to find his way I could not make out, but he seemed to know every stump, every mound, and every blaze on the trees along the trail... Continue reading book >>




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