The Boy Scout's Hike Book; The First Of A Series Of Handy Volumes Of Information And Inspiration

Paperback | May 11, 2012

byEdward Cave

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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. 1913 Excerpt: ...things" spread all around you, and your mouth so full of soup and broiled bass and baked potato and macaroni that you can't "taste the taste." It has been a full day. But now comes the lonesome time. You admit you would like to discuss the fishing. The quail have been whistling in the field near by at the edge of the woods, and with them for company you never would feel lonesome, you think. But now with the evening chill drawing on, the bird voices of the day are silenced. You get to thinking about the birds, and what a desolate world it would be without them, and how impossible, too, considering how the bugs would multiply. And as if to emphasize this point, a militant mosquito simultaneously punctures your reverie and your skin and brings you back to camp. You resolve to rig a screen over the head of your bed, using the square of cheesecloth you brought for the purpose, and find there are other things to be done also. You need some more wood, the supper things must be cleared away, dishes washed, water brought from the spring. Time To Think.--Comes the dusk, and with your sweater buttoned around you because of the growing coolness, your hat on to keep the mosquitoes from biting your scalp in the part of your hair and your leggings on to protect your ankles, you sit on your bed under your cozy little leanto poking a small camp-fire made with some of the willow left from your raft making. You might make a smudge, but the mosquitoes are not bad enough for that. And what good is a smudge, anyhow? You're glad there are no midges; they are the limit! The night-hawks are out, beating the air-lanes for their supper, uttering their strident "Peent" and once in a while booming down their aerial toboggan slides. Why they do this spectacular ...

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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. 1913 Excerpt: ...things" spread all around you, and your mouth so full of soup and broiled bass and baked potato and macaroni that you can't "tas...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:May 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217066585

ISBN - 13:9780217066587

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