Rambles and adventures of our school field-club [NOOK Book]

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CHAPTER II. The Island Home—Electrical Machine—Electrical Experiments— Mr and Mrs Jones—The Field-Club. JONES led the way across the paddock towards a pool of about half an acre in extent. In the centre of this pool was a small ...
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CHAPTER II. The Island Home—Electrical Machine—Electrical Experiments— Mr and Mrs Jones—The Field-Club. JONES led the way across the paddock towards a pool of about half an acre in extent. In the centre of this pool was a small island with a sort of summer-house upon it. " That," said Jones, " is ' The Island Home.' I have all my things in that little house, and I sleep there sometimes. It is a capital place to play Robinson Crusoe in. When I have this raft at the island no one can come to me. Hallo, Annie, what do you want ?" as a golden-haired little fairyj of seven years old came running up to him. "Don't you want me to expethiment with?" lisped his sister, for such she was. " Well, you can come if you like, little Pussy. I put her on the electrical stool and make her hair stand right on end," he said, turning to the others. " Oh, come," said Wilson, " that's too much of a joke. How can you make it stand on end, unless she sees a ghost?" " You'll see by and bye," answered Jones, as they all stepped on the raft and pushed across to the island. They made the raft fast, and Jones unlocked the The Island Home. 11 door of the summer-house and they stepped in. A cry of delight escaped Wade. It was such a jolly little room. In the middle was a small round table on which stood a fine electrical machine. There was a bench all around, and a couple of chairs. A few rough shelves along the walls held some books, some bottles in which were preserved numerous snakes and reptiles, some boxes which contained birds' eggs, a pair of skates, a pair of climbing irons, and other odds and ends of things which boys delight in. A fishing-rod was in one corner, and a small single-barrelled gun in another. Under the seats were two large galvanic batteries and sundry bottles...
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  • BN ID: 2940026107834
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  • Edition description: Digitized from 1875 volume
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