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Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 24 Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 24

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 24
CHAPTER XXIVUncle Ike had met with a misfortune that troubled him, and he was smoking and trying to think of some way to explain the affair. All his life he had been an all-around sport, and cluck shooting had been his hobby. He had prided himself that he could ride any boat that an Indian could, and bragged that he had never got his feet wet in his forty years as a duck shooter; but this morning he had gone out in a boat, before anybody was up about the house, and when he was not looking, a wave tipped the... Long Stories - Post by : Javier - Date : May 2012 - Author : George W. Peck - Read : 587

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 23 Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 23

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 23
CHAPTER XXIIIIt was Sunday afternoon, and Uncle Ike had been to church with the red-headed boy, and they had listened to a sermon on patriotism, and the minister had expressed himself on the subject of the Philippines, and the duty the President owed to civilization to keep on killing those negroes until they learned better than to kick at having a strange race of people boss them around, and Uncle Ike had walked home along the bank of the lake, and breathed the free air that was his because his ancestors had conquered it from England, and he couldn't help having... Long Stories - Post by : Javier - Date : May 2012 - Author : George W. Peck - Read : 1951

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 22 Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 22

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 22
CHAPTER XXIIUncle Ike had been reading the morning paper, as he sat before the grate fire, in the sitting room, while the red-headed boy was using a slate and pencil trying to figure out something to make it match the answer as given in the arithmetic, and having guessed the answer right he was drawing a picture of Uncle Ike and his pipe, and occasionally wetting his finger in his mouth and rubbing out some feature of the old man that didn't suit. He had the old man pictured in a football costume of padded trousers, nose guard, ear guard, knee... Long Stories - Post by : Javier - Date : May 2012 - Author : George W. Peck - Read : 3040

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 21 Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 21

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 21
CHAPTER XXIUncle Ike was out in the front yard in the early morning, in his shirt sleeves, with no collar on, an old pair of rubber boots to keep the dew from wetting his feet, and he was helping the Indian summer haze all he could, by smoking the clay pipe and blowing the smoke up among the red and yellow leaves of autumn, and as he kicked the beautiful leaves on the lawn into piles he thought what foolish people they were who claimed last week that winter had come, because it was a little chilly, when he could have... Long Stories - Post by : Javier - Date : May 2012 - Author : George W. Peck - Read : 3378

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 20 Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 20

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 20
CHAPTER XXUncle Ike did not get up very early, on account of a little pain in one of his hind legs, as he expressed it, a rheumatic pain that he had almost come to believe, as the pension agent had often suggested, was caused by his service in the army thirty-five years ago. The pension agent, who desired to have the honor of securing a pension for the old man, had asked him to try and remember if he was not exposed to a sudden draft, some time in the army, which might have caused him to take cold, and thus... Long Stories - Post by : Javier - Date : May 2012 - Author : George W. Peck - Read : 642

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 19 Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 19

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 19
CHAPTER XIXUncle Ike was leaning over the gate late in the afternoon, waiting for the red-headed boy and some of his chums to come back from the State fair. He had gone to the fair with them, and gone around to look at the stock with them, and had staked them for admission to all the side shows, and when they had come out of the last side show, and were hungry, he had bought a mess of hot wiener sausages for them, and while they were eating them somebody yelled that the balloon was going to go up, and the... Long Stories - Post by : Javier - Date : May 2012 - Author : George W. Peck - Read : 1664

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 18 Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 18

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 18
CHAPTER XVIIIIt was the first cool and bracing morning since the extreme heat of the summer, and Uncle Ike had begun to feel like going duck shooting. He could almost smell duck feathers in the air, and he had put on an old dead-grass colored sweater, with a high collar that rubbed against his unshaven neck, and he had got out his gun to wipe it for the hundredth time since he laid it away at the close of the last season. He looked it over and petted it, and finally sat down in a rocking chair, with the gun between... Long Stories - Post by : Javier - Date : May 2012 - Author : George W. Peck - Read : 2445

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 15 Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 15

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 15
CHAPTER XV"Say you been all day?" asked Uncle Ike of the red-headed boy, as he showed up late in the afternoon, chewing a gob of gum so big that it made his ear ache. "Here, I've been waiting all day for you, with so many things on my mind to tell you about that I have had to make memorandums," and the old man took out his knife and shaved some tobacco off a plug, rolled it in his hands and scraped it into the pipe, and lit up for a long talk. "I been working," said the boy, as... Long Stories - Post by : Javier - Date : May 2012 - Author : George W. Peck - Read : 2644

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 14 Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 14

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 14
CHAPTER XIV"Well, you are a sight!" said Uncle Ike, as the red-headed boy came in the room, all out of breath, his shirt unbuttoned and his hair wet and dripping, and his face so clean that it was noticeable. "Why don't you make your toilet before you come into a gentleman's room? Where you been, anyway?" "Been in swimming at the old swimming hole," said the boy, as he finished buttoning his shirt, and sat down to put on his shoes and stockings, which he had carried in his hat. "Had more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Stole the clothes... Long Stories - Post by : Javier - Date : May 2012 - Author : George W. Peck - Read : 983

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 13 Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 13

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 13
CHAPTER XIII"What you scratching yourself on the chest for?" said Uncle Ike, as the red-headed boy stood with one hand inside his vest, digging as though his life depended on his doing a good job. "Is there anything the matter with you that soap and water will not cure?" and the old man punched the boy in the ribs with a great big, hard thumb, as big as a banana. "Uncle Ike, how long will a porous plaster stay on, and isn't there any way to stop its itching? I have had one on for seventeen days and nights, and it... Long Stories - Post by : Javier - Date : May 2012 - Author : George W. Peck - Read : 1602

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 12 Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 12

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 12
CHAPTER XII"Uncle Ike, I heard a rumor about you yesterday that tickled me almost to death," said the red-headed boy, as he came into the old gentleman's room while he was shaving, and the boy took the lather brush and worked it up and down in the cup until the lather run over the side, and he had lather enough on hand to shave half the men in town. "What was it?" said the old man, as he puckered his mouth on one side, and opened it so he could shave around the corner of his mouth. "Nothing disreputable, is it;... Long Stories - Post by : Javier - Date : May 2012 - Author : George W. Peck - Read : 699

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 11 Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 11

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 11
CHAPTER XIUncle Ike was sitting in his room with a bath robe on, and his great, big, bare feet in a tub of hot water, in which some dry mustard had been sifted, and on a table beside him was a pitcher of hot lemonade, which he was trying to drink, as it got cool enough to go down his neck without scorching his throat. His head was hot, and he had evidently taken a severe cold, and occasionally he would groan, when he moved his body, and place his hand to the small of his back. His pipe and tobacco... Long Stories - Post by : Javier - Date : May 2012 - Author : George W. Peck - Read : 1421

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 10 Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 10

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 10
CHAPTER XUncle Ike stood with his pipe in his left hand, his thumb pressing the tobacco down tight, and with a match in his right hand, just ready to scratch it on his leg, when he froze stiff in that position, and never moved for five minutes, as he watched the red-headed boy, who had walked into the room listlessly, his eyes staring at a picture he held in his hand, his face so pale that the freckles looked large and dark, his lips white as chalk, his cheeks sunken, his fingers gripping the picture, a faded and forlorn pansy in... Long Stories - Post by : Javier - Date : May 2012 - Author : George W. Peck - Read : 1783

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 9 Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 9

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 9
CHAPTER IX"Go away from me! Don't you come any nearer or I will smite you!" said Uncle Ike, as the redheaded boy came into the room with his red hair cut short with the clippers, a green neglige shirt, with a red necktie, a white collar, a tan belt with a nickel buckle, and short trousers with golf socks of a plaid pattern that were so loud they would turn out a fire department. "I am afraid of you. Who in the world got you to have your red hair shingled so it looks like red sand-paper? And who is your... Long Stories - Post by : Javier - Date : May 2012 - Author : George W. Peck - Read : 2150

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 8 Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 8

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 8
CHAPTER VIII"Say, Uncle Ike, don't you think the Fourth of July is sort of played out?" asked the red-headed boy, as he came to Uncle Ike's room on the morning of the 5th, by appointment, to demonstrate to the old man that he had not been quite killed by the celebration of the great day. "It seems to me we don't have half as many accidents and fires as we used to," and the boy counted off to the uncle the dozen injuries he had received by burns, and dug into his eye with a soiled handkerchief in search of some... Long Stories - Post by : Javier - Date : May 2012 - Author : George W. Peck - Read : 2810

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 5 Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 5

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 5
CHAPTER V"Here, what you up to, you young heathen?" said Uncle Ike, as a pair of small boxing gloves, about as big as goslings, struck him in the solar plexus and all the way down his stomach, and he noticed a red streak rushing about the room, side-stepping and clucking. "You are a nice looking Sunday-school scholar, you are, dancing around as though you were in the prize ring. Who taught you that foolishness, and what are you trying to do?" and the old man cornered the red-headed boy between the bookcase and the center-table, and took him across his knee,... Long Stories - Post by : Javier - Date : May 2012 - Author : George W. Peck - Read : 1318

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 4 Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 4

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 4
CHAPTER IV"What is the matter with your Aunt Almira this morning?" asked Uncle Ike of the red-headed boy, as he came out into the garden with a sling-shot, and began to shoot birdshot at the little cucumbers that were beginning to grow away from the pickle vine, as the boy called the cucumber tree. "She's turned nigger," said the boy, turning his sling-shot at an Italian yelling strawberries. "Wait till I hit that dago on the side of the nose, and you will hear a noise that will remind you of Garibaldi crossing the Rubicon." "Garibaldi never crossed the Rubicon, and... Long Stories - Post by : Javier - Date : May 2012 - Author : George W. Peck - Read : 2086

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 3 Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 3

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 3
CHAPTER III"Uncle Ike, did you ever take many degrees in secret societies?" asked the red-headed boy, as he saw the old gentleman reading an account of a man who was killed during initiation into a lodge, by being spanked with a clapboard on which cartridges had been placed. "About a hundred degrees, I should think, without counting up," said Uncle Ike, as he thought over the different lodges he had belonged to in the past fifty years. "What set you to thinking about secret societies?" "Oh, I thought I would join a few, and have some fun. I read every little... Long Stories - Post by : Javier - Date : May 2012 - Author : George W. Peck - Read : 670

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 2 Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 2

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 2
CHAPTER IIUncle Ike sat and smoked his pipe in silence for a few minutes, blew the smoke out in clouds, and looked at it as though searching for something, and there was a serious look on his face, as though he was trying to fathom some mystery, while the redheaded boy was looking at himself in a hand mirror to see if the freckles on his nose were any smaller since he had been using some of his mother's toilet powder to remove them. Finally Uncle Ike put the bowl of the pipe to his nose and smelled of the burning... Long Stories - Post by : Javier - Date : May 2012 - Author : George W. Peck - Read : 1776

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 1 Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 1

Peck's Uncle Ike And The Red Headed Boy - Chapter 1
CHAPTER I"Here, Uncle Ike, let me give you a nice piece of paper, twisted up beautifully, to light your pipe," said the red-headed boy, as Uncle Ike, with his long clay pipe, filled with ill-smelling tobacco, was feeling in his vest pocket for a match. "I should think nice white paper would be sweeter to light a pipe with than a greasy old match scratched on your pants," and the boy lighted a taper and handed it to the old man. "No, don't try any new tricks on me," said Uncle Ike, as he brought out a match, from his vest... Long Stories - Post by : Javier - Date : May 2012 - Author : George W. Peck - Read : 2714