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-e.%3t%;fTWo VVAYS OF BECOMING.A HUNTER:>‘;;
E”‘.,i4ixy ;, E 2
Related by an Old Frontiersman,
a d. Written Out by
Mrruon. or “'rnE auuaomr SERIES," “THE BOY
TEAYPEII srmms," “nut IKOUGEING
xr sxciur-:3," ETO., 1‘:-re.
LEON MAKES up His
“Your futlier couldn't
have come here at 9.
worse time, could he?”
said Loon, at length. '
He was disappointed
rather than angry. His
uncle h.-ul formed some
very elahnrnte plans for
his enjoyment, and also
I"r2mk‘H, anal they had
l(H0(7I((‘,(I them all in the
head by running away
from school. It was Mr. <,
Fuller's intention to
cross theplztins on horse- i
back (the Pacilic R.'tiIr0:t(I was not In I
existence at the time those incidents
happened) and return by steamer.
'I‘he boys would have been (lelightexl by a trip like
this, and they might have gone hxul it not been for
their one act of folly. Frank showed n disposition to
smash things when he thought about it, but Leon felt
more like cryin5.>;.
“Ills coming here made no tlitlnrcnce. He would
have found out all uhout it, sooner or later, for your
father would have written him full particulars. But
Itlon't care!" said Frank, who continued to stride up
and down the room, Hli:Lking his lists in the air. “ I am
going to clear out, and, if you have any pluck at all,
you will do the mine.“
Leon placed his elbows on his knees, fastened his
eyes upon the floor, and made no immediate reply.
He hurl tnlketl very glihly about leaving his comfort-
able home and ;:;nil1g out into the world to make him-
self fzunous as a hunter and Imlizui-iigliter, but in
tlremning about it he had always skipped the pre-
How he was 1:I)IIl!tf)It‘.nVe home and make his way
to that [>ID:I.‘4:l.Ilt valley in the mountains in which he
intomled to build his cullin, he (lid not know, nor did
he cure to trouble himselfahout it.
Some lmyn, as we know. IHllI((’. ;:r0at calculations,
' . and have nnu-h to say nbout the faino they expect to
win when thev are e.<t:1hlishe<l in some business or
profession and have plenty of money at their dis-
posal, but theytalw no note of the long hours that
must he Hptmr, in studyaml. hard work before they
can attain to the desired eminence.
So with Loon. lle sometimes spent halt‘ the night;
going through imaginary fights with grizzly bears,
Indians and outlaws, and picturing to himself the de-
light that would be his when he was fairly settled
in his mountain-home; but he did not like to dwell
upon the thought that, before all this could be accomp-
lished, he must sneak away from his father's house E
J Franlds glowing picture of life on the plains.