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. 1908 Excerpt: ...day, he was free to nibble all the time. The Greville boys had told Hal that at night the rabbit was generally shut up inside an unused ...Read MoreThis 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. 1908 Excerpt: ...day, he was free to nibble all the time. The Greville boys had told Hal that at night the rabbit was generally shut up inside an unused stable, and a good meal was always given to him in the morning before he was let out. This, then, would be the best opportunity for Hal to try his experiment. It was the third day of their first week at school. Gerald was too much in awe of their uncle to be late at breakfast; but once the meal was over, and Mr. Langton out of sight, Gerald seemed to think all need for haste was at an end. Halliday was ready to start when Gerald was still kneeling on one knee, lacing up a boot in the most leisurely fashion, while, propped up on a chair in front of him, was an open book, 'Left on the Prairie, ' which he had borrowed from Halliday. After hanging about for some time in the garden, Hal's patience was exhausted, and he ran to the back of the house and called up to Gerald through the open window. Gerald's answer was not encouraging. Hal stood for a moment uncertain what to do. He scarcely liked to start for the Rectory without Gerald, and yet if the latter did not come soon they would be late even for lessons, to say nothing of missing Lucifer's morning meal. 'Will you be ready in five minutes?' he called out again, after a few moments' silence. 'No, I will not f was the impatient answer. 'Oh, what a worry you are! Do go off" and leave me in peace.' 'All right, I will, ' said Hal angrily. 'Stay behind all day, as far as I care;' and away he ran. It was now a quarter past eight, and, in spite of running a good part of the way, Hal reached the Rectory only in time to find Lucifer frisking about on the grass plot in front of the schoolroom window. Hal was hot, flushed, and out of temper. 'You said you would wait and let me feed h...Read Less
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