The Silver Rifle; A Story of the Saranac Lakes

 
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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. 1871. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. A LONG NIGHT. TPHEY won't come!" said John, sadly, when--night began to close in, dark and chill. "I wish we 'd started to get home this morning, and we should have been there now." "Oh, if we only were!" said Allan, almost overcome at the remembrance of the cheerful camp-fire, his father, and his friends. "I 'm so afraid something's happened to father." "There's no use to look on the darkest side," said John, trying to be cheerful. "Come, Allan, let's try to make a fire. We 've got to stay here to-night, at all events." "It's dreadllly lonesome!" said Allan, who was very sensitive to all outward influences, and whose vivid imagination began to bring up te him all the horrors of which he had ever heard "I hate the sight of it j and I won't call such a detestable place after grardraa a! all.' "Well, don't, if it makes you ecl any better. 13 149 Let's try for a fire; though everything is so wet, it will be hard to find anything to burn. If we only had the axe; but he must take that too! Well, something will come after him! That's one comfort." "I 'm glad, if it is to you," said Allan, rather snappishly. "It's none to me. If a dozen bears went after him, it would n't bring back the rod and the silver rifle." "Now look here, old fellow, don't be cross, we are badly enough off without that." "I 'm not cross!" retorted Allan, sharply. "You always say I 'm cross, John Lyndon Fitz Adam; but I 'm so wretched about father." "And I suppose you think I don't mind," said John, who was used to his brother's little freaks of temper, and quite understood that Allan's irritation was directed, not toward himself, but toward their common causes of trouble. "Oh, John! I 'm a wretch! I 'm a perfect brute!" said the poor boy, turning his anger against himself. "And...

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