Books Should Be Free is now
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

Followers of the Trail   By:

Book cover

First Page:

[Illustration: The Hermit and Pal Took Many a Trip into the forest.]

FOLLOWERS OF THE TRAIL

By ZOE MEYER

Illustrated by WILLIAM F. STECHER

Boston Little, Brown, And Company 1926

Copyright, 1926, By Little, Brown, and Company.

All rights reserved

Published May, 1926 Printed in the United States of America

CONTENTS PAGE

PAL 1

THE CALL OF THE SPRING 19

THE ADVENTURES OF KAGH, THE PORCUPINE 35

THE TRAIL OF THE MOOSE 48

IN THE BEAVERS' LODGE 65

SILVER SPOT 81

WHEN THE MOON IS FULL 96

THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF RINGTAIL, THE RACCOON 109

THE HAUNTER OF THE TRAIL 126

WHERE WINTER HOLDS NO TERRORS 140

BROWN BROTHER 154

IN THE WAKE OF THE THAW 171

THE TWINS 184

THE WHITE WOLF 202

ILLUSTRATIONS

The Hermit and Pal took many a trip into the forest Frontispiece

PAGE

Slowly it advanced, its body almost brushing the snow 15

And then occurred a memorable battle 33

Pal stopped, clearly astonished 45

As if carved from the rock the big moose stood 49

The Hermit took the one chance that presented itself 59

The dam, when finished, was a work worthy of a trained engineer 67

A full grown fox stood motionless in the sunlight, a rabbit hanging limply from her jaws 83

The big frog was flipped out upon the bank 97

Ringtail had heard the agonized cry of his playmate 119

He crouched upon a branch, glaring down at the animated leaf pile 131

The hawk dropped like a thunderbolt and caught him in its talons 143

Instantly the fawn thrust out his delicate muzzle and licked the outstretched hand 155

Both glared but refused to let go 175

The other cub forgot her fear and demanded her sugar lump 189

High on his rocky ledge he lifted his muzzle to the moon 205

FOLLOWERS OF THE TRAIL

In the depths of the green wilderness, where dark spruce and hemlock guard the secrets of the trail, are still to be found wild creatures who know little of man and who regard him with more of curiosity than of fear. Woodland ponds, whose placid waters have never reflected the dark lines of a canoe, lie like jewels in their setting of green hills; ponds where soft eyed deer come down to drink at twilight, and where the weird laughter of the loon floats through the morning mists. Toward the south, however, man is fast penetrating the secrets of the forest, blazing dim trails and leaving fear and destruction in the wake of his guns and traps.

Occasionally a hunter, unarmed save perhaps for a camera, enters the wilderness to study its inhabitants, not that he may destroy them, but that he may the better understand them, and through them draw closer to nature. Such a man was the Hermit, who dwelt alone in a log cabin where the southern border of the wilderness terminated abruptly at an old snake fence... Continue reading book >>




eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book



Popular Genres
More Genres
Languages
Paid Books