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Old Farm Fairies: A Summer Campaign In Brownieland Against King Cobweaver's Pixies   By:

Old Farm Fairies: A Summer Campaign In Brownieland Against King Cobweaver's Pixies by Henry Christopher McCook

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OLD FARM FAIRIES.

A SUMMER CAMPAIGN IN BROWNIELAND AGAINST KING COBWEAVER'S PIXIES.

A Story for Young People, BY HENRY CHRISTOPHER MCCOOK, AUTHOR OF "Tenants of an Old Farm," "American Spiders and Their Spinningwork," etc., etc.

ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY ILLUSTRATIONS.

PHILADELPHIA: GEORGE W. JACOBS & CO., 103 South 15th Street. A. D. 1895.

Copyright, 1895, by Henry Christopher McCook.

PRESS OF AVIL PRINTING COMPANY, PHILADELPHIA.

In Tender Recollection of Boyhood's Home, Loves, Joys, and Trials Among the Hills of ever dear Ohio, I dedicate this Book to the MEMORY OF MY BROTHER RODERICK SHELDON MCCOOK Late Commander United States Navy. An able, honorable and patriotic officer, he waxed valiant in fight both on sea and land for his Country's honor and defence. On this page The Author would keep green his Name as the Roommate, Playmate and Companion of Early Days.

CONTENTS.

PAGE PREFACE v INTRODUCTION viii

CHAPTER I. HOW THE BROWNIES CAME TO HILLSIDE 3 II. SPITE THE SPY 11 III. ADVENTURES OF THE BROWNIE SCOUTS 19 IV. THE BROWNIES VISIT GOVERNOR WILLE 36 V. MADAM BREEZE COMES TO THE RESCUE 42 VI. ATTACK ON THE OLD LODGE 50 VII. HOW THE FORT WAS SAVED 58 VIII. THE SANITARY CORPS 74 IX. NIGHT WATCHES 82 X. THE GOLDEN MOTTOES 95 XI. ON THE TRAIL 101 XII. THE LOST TRAIL 106 XIII. RAFT THE SMUGGLER 110 XIV. A PALACE AND A PRISON 118 XV. A PIXIE INSURRECTION 125 XVI. BROWNIES ON A LARK 139 XVII. HOW THE LARK ENDED 153 XVIII. WOOED BUT NOT WON 170 XIX. A BATTLE ON LAKE KATRINE 179 XX. A NAVAL MONSTER 192 XXI. THE CHARGE OF ENSIGN LAWE 203 XXII. "HAIR BREADTH 'SCAPES BY FLOOD AND FIELD" 210 XXIII. A GHOST STORY 228 XXIV. THE WISDOM OF THE PIXIES 240 XXV. BLYTHE'S FLUTE 246 XXVI. THE HAUNTED GROUND 259 XXVII. THE DISENCHANTMENT 268 XXVIII. OUT OF THE PIT 276 XXIX. BREAKING CAMP 287 XXX. THE GRAND ALLIANCE WITH SCALY, TWIST AND SLYMOUSIE 298 XXXI. HOME AGAIN 321 XXXII. ENSIGN LAWE'S MISSION 340 XXXIII. HOW THE MISSION ENDED 359

APPENDIX 385

PREFACE.

This preface shall be a personal explanation. The following book was written during the winter of 1876 77, more than eighteen years ago... Continue reading book >>




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