The Boy With The U.s. Foresters

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byFrancis Rolt-wheeler

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...made his reports and got dinner, for both of which he received a short commendation, the Supervisor broached the question of the timber trespass. ' Loyle,' he said,' McGinnis and I have measured up the lumber stolen. There's about four and a half million feet. You were with us when we first located the trespass, and I want you to come with us to the mill." "Very well, Mr. Merritt," answered the boy. "I don't want you to do any talking at all, unless I ask you a question. Then answer carefully and in the fewest words you can. Don't tell me what you think. Say what you know. I'll do all the talking that will be necessary." Wilbur thought to himself that the conversation probably would not be very long, but he said nothing. "That is," continued the other as an afterthought, " McGinnis and I. I don't suppose he can be kept quiet." Wilbur grinned. "But he usually knows what he is talking about, I should think," he hazarded. "He does--on lumber." Then, with one of the abrupt changes of topic, characteristic of the man, the Supervisor turned to the question of intended improvements in that part of the forest where Wilbur was to be. He showed himself to be aware that the lad's appointment as Guard was not merely a temporary affair, but a part of his training to fit himself for higher posts, and accordingly explained matters more fully than he would otherwise have done. Reaching the close of that subject he rose to go suddenly. He looked around the tent. "Got everything you want? " he demanded. "Yes, indeed, sir," the boy replied. "It's very comfortable here." "Got a watch?" "No, Mr. Merritt, not now." "Why not?" "Mine got lost in that little trouble I had with the bob-cat, and I didn't notice it until next day." "Saw you hadn't one the other day....

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...made his reports and got dinner, for both of which he received a short commendation, the Supervisor broached th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021733993X

ISBN - 13:9780217339933

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