Excerpt: ..."Come on!" cried Nellie Parks. "I'm going to run!" "So am I!" added Grace Lavine. "Oh, it may chase us!" In fright the children turned, Freddie looking back at the spot where he thought he had seen the snake. CHAPTER XI DANNY'S TRICK Nan Bobbsey stood for a moment, she hardly knew why. Perhaps she wanted to see the big snake of which ...
Excerpt: ..."Come on!" cried Nellie Parks. "I'm going to run!" "So am I!" added Grace Lavine. "Oh, it may chase us!" In fright the children turned, Freddie looking back at the spot where he thought he had seen the snake. CHAPTER XI DANNY'S TRICK Nan Bobbsey stood for a moment, she hardly knew why. Perhaps she wanted to see the big snake of which Freddie spoke. It certainly was not because she liked reptiles. Then she thought she saw something long and black wiggling toward her, and, with a little exclamation of fright, she, too, turned to follow the others. But, as she did so, she saw their dog Snap come running up the hill, barking and wagging his tail. He seemed to have lost the children for a moment and to be telling them how glad he was that he had found them again. Straight up the hill, toward where Freddie had said the snake was, rushed Snap. "Here! Come back! Don't go there!" cried Nan. "No, don't let him-he may be bitten!" added Flossie. "Come here, Snap!" But Snap evidently did not want to mind. On up the hill he rushed, pausing now and then to dig in the earth. Nearer and nearer he came to where the little Bobbsey boy had said the snake was hiding in the grass and bushes. "Oh, Snap! Snap!" cried Freddie. "Don't go there!" But Snap kept on, and Freddie, afraid lest his pet dog be bitten, caught up a stone and threw it at the place. His aim was pretty good, but instead of scaring away the snake, or driving back Snap, the fall of the stone only made Snap more eager to see what was there that his friends did not want him to get. With a loud bark he rushed on, and the children, turning to look, saw something long and black, and seemingly wiggling, come toward them. "Oh, the snake! The snake!" cried Nan. "Run! Run!" shouted Grace. "Come on!" exclaimed Nellie Parks, in loud tones. "Freddie! Freddie!" called Flossie, afraid lest her little brother be bitten. Snap rushed at the black thing so fiercely that he turned a somersault down the hill, and rolled over...
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