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A low, wailing sound got here faintly
through the woodland of oaks and pines,
and borne at the wintry air, reached the ears
of the 2 brothers who, in this moonlight
night a long time in the past, have been gliding rapidly
over the glowing floor of the Kennebec, on
their ringing skates, which had already carried
them complete ten miles from their domestic.
It used to be Clarence Landon, the elder, who had
uttered the exclamation that arrested the giggle-
ter and dialog of himself and Sydney.
On the moment they ceased extraordinary out, and
the rasping whir of the keen-edged metal grew
softer and nonetheless softer, till the 2 got here to a
stand, part by way of part.
Still they spoke now not, yet stood having a look and
It was once mid-winter, and the ice over which
they have been skating was once absolutely a foot in thickness,
and the outside used to be like that of a reflect.
Sydney Landon used to be slowly relocating over
the ice, in this moonlight evening, whilst he
suddenly paused, as he stuck a gleam
among the bushes on his left.
It used to be a light, regular glow, and didn't look
to be an excellent distance away.
Of path any variety of conjectures rose in
his brain as to what it intended; yet he believed it
came from the camp-fire of a few get together, and
whether pal or foe remained to be visible.
Somehow or different, he held powerful wish of
finding pals right here, and hesitating yet a mo-
ment or , begun ashore and moved towards
About the writer:
Edward S. Ellis, the preferred author of boys' books, is
a local of Ohio, the place he was once born just a little extra
than a half-century in the past. His father was once a recognized
hunter and rifle shot, and it used to be no doubt his exploits
and these of his affiliates, with their stories of adven-
ture which gave the son his style for the breezy again-
woods and for depicting the stirring lifetime of the early
settlers at the frontier.
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