The Flight Of Pony Baker; A Boy's Town Story

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byWilliam Dean Howells

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...other how glad they were they had come; but Dave kept quiet, and told them to wait till they came to the swimming-hole. It was while they were in the tree that something happened which happened four times in all that day, if it really happened: nobody could say afterwards whether it had or not. Frank was reaching out for a place in the tree where the berries seemed thicker than anywhere else, when a strong blaze of light flashed into his eyes, and blinded him. "Oh, hello, Dave Black!" he holloed. "That's mean I What are you throwin' that light in my face for?" But he laughed at the joke, and he laughed more when Dave shouted back, "I ain't throwin' no light in your face." "Yes, you are; you've got a piece of lookin'-glass, and you're flashin' it in my face." "Wish I may die, if I have," said Dave, so seriously that Frank had to believe him. "Well, then, Jake Milrace has." "I hain't, any such thing," said Jake, and then Dave Black roared back, laughing: "Oh, I'll tell you! It's one of the pieces of tin we strung along that line in the cornfield to keep the crows off, corn-plantin' time." The boys shouted together at the joke on Frank, and Dave parted the branches for a better look at the corn-field. "Well, well! Heigh there!" he called towards the field. "Oh, he's gone now!" he said to the other boys, craning their necks out to see, too. "But he was doing it, Frank. If I could ketch that feller!" "Somebody you know? Let's get him to come along," said Jake and Frank, one after the other. "I couldn't tell," said Dave. "He slipped into the woods when he heard me holler. If it's anybody I know, he'll come out again. Don't seem to notice him; that's the best way." For a while, though, they stopped to look, now and then; but no more flashes came...

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...other how glad they were they had come; but Dave kept quiet, and told them to wait till they came to the swimmi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217385494

ISBN - 13:9780217385497

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