Joe the Surveyor; Or, the Value of a Lost Claim by Edward Stratemeyer

Joe the Surveyor; Or, the Value of a Lost Claim

Edward Stratemeyer
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  • ISBN
    9781150747403 / 1150747404
  • Title Joe the Surveyor; Or, the Value of a Lost Claim
  • Author Edward Stratemeyer
  • Format
  • Year 2010
  • Pages 50
  • Publisher
    General Books
  • Imprint General Books
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 229mm x 8mm x 152mm


General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1903 Original Publisher: Lee and Shepard Subjects: Fiction / Classics Fiction / Literary Language Arts

Publisher Description

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. 1903. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVn GUS BINK IS ASTONISHED It was no insignificant thing to rush to the heads of a runaway team and endeavor to stop them, and it was only Joe's natural bravery that caused him to undertake the perilous task. By good luck he managed to catch one of the horses around the neck. The next instant he was nearly dragged under the beast, and had he lost his grip he would undoubtedly have been killed. But the brave boy held fast, and as soon as he could regain his breath he gave a swing and reached the horse's back. “Save me Save me ” shrieked Gus Bink, in abject terror. "Save me and I'll give you a—a—thousand dollars " By the tone of his voice Joe felt certain that the young man had been drinking and was slightly under the influence of liquor. If the truth must be told, Gus Bink had hardly been sober since he had been discharged from Ralph Bumley's employ. Li his own peculiar manner he had realized his disgrace, but he had not the moral courage to brace up and take a fresh start. "Sit still and I'll stop the horses," was Joe's reply to the young man's frantic appeal to be saved. "We'll go over into the gully,“ howled Gus Bink, as he endeavored to stand upright in the vehicle, which was now swinging from side to side violently. ”Sit down “ yelled Joe. ”Do you want to be pitched out on your head and killed?" The idea of losing his life as Joe suggested was too much for Gus Bink, and with another howl of despair he sank back on the seat and clung fast with all his might. While Joe had been speaking he had not been idle. He saw that the reins had dropped directly between the two horses, and how to get them in hand was a problem. But Joe did not stop long to consider the matter. Something must be done quickly or it would be too late. Less than a hundred ...

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