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The stentorian shout of the colored steward, so close to Dorothys ear, made her jump aside with a little scream. Then as she saw that the boat hands were about to draw the gang plank back to the steamers deck, she gave another little cry and fairly pushed Alfaretta toward it. But Dorothy had no further time to waste in argument. Here were Jim Barlow and Monty Stark shaking either hand and bidding a hasty good-by, while Molly Breckenridge was fairly dancing up and down in her anxiety lest the lads [Pg 10]should also be left on board, as Alfaretta was likely to be. But they were not. Another second they had bounded down the stairs from the saloon to the lower deck, a workman had obligingly caught Monty by his coat collar and laughingly flung him over the plank to the dock beyond, while Jims long legs strode after and made their last leap across a little chasm of water. Handkerchiefs waved, kisses were tossed across the widening water, the bell rang, the whistle tooted, and Dorothys travels had begun. Then as the group of schoolmates watching this departure from the shore grew more indistinct she turned upon her old mountain friend with the astonished question: ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 25630
Author: Raymond, Evelyn
Release Date: May 28, 2008
Illustrator: Schneider, S
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