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The Go Ahead Boys in the Island Camp by Ross Kay

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THE GO AHEAD BOYS IN THE ISLAND CAMP

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THE GO AHEAD BOYS IN THE ISLAND CAMP

BY ROSS KAY

Author of "The Search for the Spy," "The Air Scout," "With Joffre on the Battle Line," "Dodging the North Sea Mines," "The Go Ahead Boys on Smugglers' Island," "The Go Ahead Boys and the Treasure Cave," etc., etc.

PREFACE

Every one who loves outdoor life knows the charm and the pleasures of camping. To look back on the days passed in a tent by the shore of some forest lake or stream is a source of never ending enjoyment to those of us who have had that experience. In this book I have tried to describe the adventures of four boys who spent a vacation camping in the Adirondacks, and who indulged in water sports of various kinds while there. Many of the episodes are true or at least founded on the experiences of former boys who enjoyed them. If the boys who may read this tale will derive some of the pleasure in hearing about them that the real boys did in participating in them I shall feel repaid.

Ross Kay

CONTENTS

· CHAPTER I MAKING CAMP · CHAPTER II A MISHAP · CHAPTER III JOHN HEARS SOMETHING · CHAPTER IV SETTING SAIL · CHAPTER V THE UNEXPECTED HAPPENS · CHAPTER VI ADRIFT · CHAPTER VII AN UNEXPECTED MEETING · CHAPTER VIII A PREDICAMENT · CHAPTER IX DANGER · CHAPTER X WAIT AND SEE · CHAPTER XI WHAT GEORGE DID · CHAPTER XII A CHALLENGE · CHAPTER XIII THE OUTCAST · CHAPTER XIV TALKING IT OVER · CHAPTER XV PREPARATION · CHAPTER XVI GRANT MISSES · CHAPTER XVII GEORGE'S STRATEGY · CHAPTER XVIII A CLOSE MATCH · CHAPTER XIX A CLOSE SHAVE · CHAPTER XX GEORGE SURPRISES HIS FRIENDS · CHAPTER XXI HOW THE PLAN WORKED · CHAPTER XXII A STRANGE PERFORMANCE · CHAPTER XXIII AN UNEXPECTED HONOR · CHAPTER XXIV IN QUEST OF GAME · CHAPTER XXV THE WORM TURNS · CHAPTER XXVI AN UNEXPECTED ENCOUNTER · CHAPTER XXVII CONCLUSION

THE GO AHEAD BOYS IN THE ISLAND CAMP

CHAPTER I MAKING CAMP

"Here is the place to put the tent, String."

"I think this spot is better."

"Not at all. It's higher over here and consequently we won't be flooded by every rain that comes along and besides that, the flies won't be so apt to bother us."

"All right, just as you say."

The boy addressed as "String" had been named John Clemens by his parents. He was six feet three inches tall, however, and extremely thin so that the nickname applied to him seemed quite appropriate. At any rate his friends thought so and that was the name by which he usually was called.

Talking with him and arguing about the location of the tent was Fred Button, a boy as short as John was tall. He was so small that the nicknames of Stub, Pewee and Pygmy had all been applied to him, the last one sometimes shortened to Pyg much to Fred's disgust. He had found out long ago, however, that there was no use in showing his irritation at this for it only served to increase the frequency with which the name was applied to him.

These two boys, together with two of their friends, were pitching camp preparatory to spending a summer on one of the Adirondack lakes. Grant Jones was one of these boys and the other was George Washington Sanders. Grant was the most serious minded of the four and everything he did he did with all his heart. As a result he was a leader not only on the athletic field but in his studies as well. The other boys usually came to him for advice and looked up to him in many ways. The fact that he was of a serious nature, however, did not mean that he was not oftentimes just as full of fun as anybody.

George Washington Sanders having been named after the father of his country, had acquired the name of Pop. He was often in mischief and took especial delight in teasing his three friends. It was almost out of the question to be angry at him, however, for he never lost his temper for more than a moment himself and was always bubbling over with spirits and fun... Continue reading book >>




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