The foreword itself offers a historical past lesson in its personal correct, but if paired with the gorgeous prose of Fletcher (whom the reader will study used to be fairly a pseudonym for St. George Rathborne) and the intensity of characterizations awarded, this paintings turns into a telling photograph of existence within the early a part of the 20 th century.
Boy Scouts on a protracted Hike is the fourth name during this sequence, and brings again as protagonists the lads of the Beaver Patrol of Beverly, Indiana, a small Midwestern city. during this event, the scouts have entered a competition, backed via an area legal professional. The problem is to hike "a distance of simply a fair hundred miles, among dawn of 4 days." by means of now, readers conversant in the exploits of the Beaver Patrol can surmise that the hike on my own might pose no challenge - however the adventures the men meet alongside the path may turn out an excessive amount of. the lads, who stay presently after the flip of the 20 th century, have shaped their very own fledgling Boy Scout – the 1st of their city.
Their arch-enemies, the crowd of difficult boys from the ‘wrong facet of the tracks’, are also out to distract the patrol, in addition to a jealous milk cow, and a burglar or .
In this identify, search for a few of Fletcher’s so much eloquent prose, “But it doesn't matter what each one scout many have secretly idea whilst he sat all the way down to a white tablecloth, with silver, and china, and polished glass round him, he stoutly avowed that not anything may well equivalent the pride of a camp-fire, tin cups and platters, and easy camp fare, flanked by way of an urge for food that was once keener than whatever ever identified at home”
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Boy Scouts On A Long Hike or To the Rescue in the Black Water Swamps - Annotated Edition (The Boy Scout Series by Fletcher Book 4)