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In "The Call of the Beaver Patrol or, A Break in the Glacier," V. T. Sherman takes readers on a thrilling adventure into the heart of the Canadian wilderness. With vivid imagery and a captivating narrative, the author crafts a tale that keeps readers entertained and enthralled from beginning to end.

The story follows a group of young scouts known as the Beaver Patrol as they embark on a summer camp like no other. Led by their dedicated scoutmaster, the boys set off on an expedition through the unforgiving terrain to a remote glacier. However, their journey takes an unexpected turn when a sudden break in the glacier separates them from their campsite and the rest of their troop.

Sherman's storytelling shines as he expertly brings both his characters and settings to life. From the bustling streets of the scouts' hometown to the treacherous crevasses of the glacier, every detail is meticulously described, immersing the reader into the wilderness alongside the protagonists. The author's knowledge of scouting and outdoor survival adds authenticity to the narrative, making it both educational and entertaining.

The characters themselves are well-developed and relatable, allowing readers to connect with their struggles and triumphs. Each member of the Beaver Patrol possesses distinct personalities and strengths, creating a dynamic group dynamic that drives the story forward. Sherman adeptly explores themes of friendship, perseverance, and the power of teamwork, providing valuable life lessons amidst the thrilling adventure.

One aspect that sets this book apart is its ability to engage readers of all ages. While younger readers may be drawn to the exciting premise and fast-paced action, older readers will appreciate the underlying themes and moral dilemmas faced by the characters. The author's ability to weave these elements together creates a multi-layered narrative that appeals to a broad audience.

"The Call of the Beaver Patrol or, A Break in the Glacier" is a testament to V. T. Sherman's storytelling prowess. With its well-crafted plot, strong character development, and vivid descriptions, this book is a captivating read from start to finish. Whether you are a scout, an outdoor enthusiast, or simply in search of an engrossing adventure, Sherman's novel delivers an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Canadian wilderness.

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A Break in the Glacier



Author of

The War Zone of the Kaiser; Boy Scouts with Joffre; The Perils of an Airship; The Boy Scout Signal, Etc.



1913 M. A. Donohue & Co. Chicago


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I Camping in the Breaker 7

II The Call of the Pack 15

III Who Cut the String? 21

IV A Sensational Discovery 28

V The Flooded Mine 35

VI The Beaver Call 41

VII A Treacherous Foe 47

VIII They Went Up in the Air 54

IX Who Discovered the Leak? 60

X The Boy in the Empty 67

XI A Knock at the Door 73

XII A Midnight Robber 79

XIII One More Hungry Boy 86

XIV Mine Rats Ready for War 92

XV A Stick of Dynamite 99

XVI Caused by a Fall 106

XVII The Signs in Stones 113

XVIII Two Hold Up Men 120

XIX The Money in Sight 127

XX Sandy Is Discharged 134

XXI "I Told You So" 141

XXII Conclusion 148

Boy Scouts in the Coal Caverns

Or, The Light in Tunnel Six



"And so I says to myself, says I, give me a good husky band of Boy Scouts! They'll do the job if it can be done!"

Case Canfield, caretaker, sat back in a patched chair in the dusky, unoccupied office of the Labyrinth mine and addressed himself to four lads of seventeen who were clad in the khaki uniform of the Boy Scouts of America... Continue reading book >>

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