Is he really going to work

Have you ever heard of Squirreltown? It is a town of quaint homes in the woods, in which little animals live together as contentedly as though they were human beings. The whole town is roofed over by leafy bowers, and carpeted with wild flowers. All day long butterflies flit about in the shimmering sunlight, and by night thousands of fairies come out to dance in the pale moonlight. In this…

THE GOLDWING’S TRIP TO PLATTSBURG

During the following week, Dory’s class in the Goldwing made trips in the boat after the close of the labors in the shop. One of the members took charge of the sloop in each of these trips, and the lesson was still “Beating to windward.” In this way, all of them learned how to work a boat to windward; and it was the most difficult lesson for them to learn,…

ALL OF DORY’S CLASS BECOME SKIPPERS

“Ready about!” shouted Dory, with more vim than he usually put into his orders. But there was nothing to do, for any one except Ash at the wheel; for the skipper had not stationed the crew for tacking. He had not had time to do so. The lower block of the main-sheet ran on a traveller, which is an iron rod set a couple of inches above the taffrail, or…

STATIONS FOR GETTING UNDER WAY.

“My occupation is gone, like Othello’s,” said Thad Glovering, when the students assembled on the wharf after the lecture. “Dory can teach his own flock now.” “But I have another class for you,” interposed the principal, who happened to hear the remark. “The remnant of the Nautifelers Club have decided to have their excursion on the lake, and they will remain in the vicinity of the school. They don’t know…

THE GUESTS OF THE INSTITUTION.

Ripples and his four companions were glad to find they were not involved in the disaster which had overtaken the other half of the Nautifelers Club. When the crowd on the wharf dispersed, they remained; for their plans for the immediate future had been sadly deranged. But they were at liberty to go where they pleased. After they had discussed their situation for a while, they went into the boat-house,…

“SEE, THE CONQUERING HERO COMES!”

The Goldwing had hardly landed her crew, before the Lily came up to the wharf. Then came the Marian, whose party had not lost sight of the schooner, though they had no suspicion that their late passengers had any relations with the robbers. All the students were so much excited by their curiosity to know more about the robbers, and about the doings of Dory, that sailing and handling a…

A SELFISH VIEW OF AN IMPORTANT QUESTION.

Mr. Fred Ripples was evidently a wild young man, but he looked indignant enough to be honest when charged with being a defender of the pirate-schooner. Dory knew that he had not been with the original party, and had come on board of the vessel since the robbery of the office had been committed. “I don’t think I understand you any better than you understand me,” said Dory, when it…

THE DEFENDERS OF THE PIRATE-SCHOONER

Mr. Fred Ripples seemed to be very much surprised when he found himself in the lake instead of on the deck of the La Motte. He had come out of the cabin-window backwards, so that he could get hold of the taffrail above his head, without turning his body. The instant he placed his hand on the rail, Dory delivered the blow with his stick. He did not strike hard…

OPERATIONS IN THE HOLD OF THE LA MOTTE

The La Motte, under a reefed mainsail and a single jib, worked very well in the heavy sea to which she was soon fully exposed when she had made a short distance from the beach off which she had been anchored. Mr. Jepson had found some boards under the fore-scuttle in the forecastle, with which he had covered the hatches. On the top of them he had placed a plank,…