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A Scout of To-day by Isabel Hornibrook

[Illustration: "WHAT IS IT? WHAT IS IT?"]

A SCOUT OF TO-DAY

BY

ISABEL HORNIBROOK

_Author of "Camp and Trail," "Lost in Maine Woods," "Captain Curly's Boy," etc., etc._

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS

[Illustration]

BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY The Riverside Press Cambridge 1913

COPYRIGHT, 1913, BY ISABEL HORNIBROOK ALL RIGHTS RESERVED _Published June 1913_

AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED TO "NED"

The Author expresses her indebtedness to Edmund Richard Cummins for the song, "THE SCOUTS OF THE U.S.A."

CONTENTS

I. THE GREAT WOODS 1

II. ONLY A CHIP' 17

III. RACCOON JUNIOR 34

IV. VARNEY'S PAINTPOT 55

V. "YOU MUST LOOK OUT!" 70

VI. THE FRICTION FIRE 82

VII. MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL COUNCIL 104

VIII. THE BOWLINE KNOT 121

IX. GODEY PECK 145

X. THE BALDFACED HOUSE 159

XI. ESTU PRETA! 178

XII. THE CHRISTMAS BRIGADE 196

XIII. THE BIG MINUTE 207

XIV. A RIVER DUEL 215

XV. THE CAMP ON THE DUNES 230

XVI. THE PUP-SEAL'S CREEK 244

XVII. THE SIGNALMAN 262

XVIII. THE LOG SHANTY AGAIN 271

ILLUSTRATIONS

"WHAT IS IT? WHAT IS IT?" (page 99) _Colored Frontispiece_

"HELP! _HELP!_" 56

"MAK' YOU S-SILENT! W'AT FOR YOU SPIK LAK DAT?" 150

IN CAMP 238

"CAN'T YOU SEE THE TIDE IS LEAVING YOU?" 252


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