The Eagle Badge, Or, the Skokums of the Allagash
by Holman Francis Day (9780217383592)

The Eagle Badge, Or, the Skokums of the Allagash
 
Holman Francis Day
Release Date: 10 December 0140
Format: Paperback
Pages: 54
ISBN: 9780217383592
ISBN-10: 0217383599



Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: IV ALONE IN THE WOODS ' With a peavy-stick, a peavy-stick? We boost the sun with a peavy-stick, Gettin' a prop on Tumbledick, And all so bright in the mornin'." ?Woods Song. ]]S usual, the cook's shrill " Whoo- ee-ee " called them out at dawn next morning, and twenty minutes later the men were filing down to the water. But when Shain started with his cant-dog the boss laid a restraining hand on his arm. "What do you suppose you have been elected mayor of this place for?" he demanded, a glimmer of the fun of the previous evening still in his eyes, though his regular morning demeanor was brutally gruff. " I'll tell you," he proceeded, without waiting for a reply. " We leave one man here every season to card the big ledge there. It's the only one on the river where the current piles sticks crossways. If a log hangs up it is sure to hold up others and make a jam. And a jam at Toban is a tough proposition. As long as they're running free you haven't anything to do except preside over your city government meetings. You must appoint yourself city marshal, and then see that there is no loafing on the street corners," he said, grimly, with a jerk of his thumb at the big ledge in midstream. "We always pick the runt for the job," added the boss, "and we make a little fun out of it?that's all. You're the lightweight this year. There are your stores that the cook left piled up there on the bank. There's a strip of canvas for your shelter, and here's a hearty hope for a pleasant summer." Tidd started away down the path. The rest of the men had gone carelessly without a word of adieu. "But I don't want the easy job " cried Searway, stumbling along the path in pursuit of the boss. " I don't want to stay here alone. I'm willing to do anything else, Mr. Tidd. I want to go dow...

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