Slices From A Long Loaf; Log-book Of An Eventful Voyage By Five Pittsburg Tourists Down The…

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byH. C. Stiefel

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905. Excerpt: ... SLICE XIII. A couple of tents pitched on the bank of the island a short distance above us showed that we were not the only campers-out on that little patch of land. A weird and wonderful flag floating from a staff in front of the tents arouse'd our curiosity the moment we saw it; skull and crossbones with a coiled snake over them gave the flag a piratical look, while the word "Dates," painted in large red letters below, made one think of the Arabs, and lions and other wild things of the desert. As soon as we had landed our effects, the cook went off a-visiting, according to the manner of cooks, to find out something about our neighbors. By the time our tents were up and things straightened out a little, he returned with his gossip. The tents were inhabited by a tribe of boys from one of the public schools of Pittsburg. As they all belonged to Division 8 of the D class, they had coined a word to show that fact; they called themselves "Dates." They were not very particular about the one name only; they also called themselves "Daisies," "Peaches" and "Birds," and explained that these three names, in their case, meant one and the same thing. The design upon their flag was merely intended to show passers-by that the dwellers within the tents belonged to that class of boys known as "terrors." After supper they all gathered about our camp fire and talked about school days and school boys. At first the boys were somewhat shy and backward, but they gradually became more and more communicative as the cook led them on. Upon my asking them if they had a goodly number of "Pilgrim's Progress" and "Sandford and Merton" prizes, books highly prized by the youth of former times, they felt hurt. One of them even remarked that they went to a school, and not to a kindergarten...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905. Excerpt: ... SLICE XIII. A couple of tents pitched on the bank of the island a short distance above us showed that we were not the only cam...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217995225

ISBN - 13:9780217995221

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