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[Illustration: FLOSSIE AND FREDDIE WATCH THE MEN AT THE SAWMILL.

_Frontispiece_ (_Page 92_)]

The Bobbsey Twins

at Cedar Camp

BY

LAURA LEE HOPE

AUTHOR OF "THE BOBBSEY TWINS SERIES," "THE

BUNNY BROWN SERIES," "THE OUTDOOR GIRLS

SERIES," "THE SIX LITTLE BUNKER

SERIES," ETC.

_ILLUSTRATED_

NEW YORK

GROSSET & DUNLAP

PUBLISHERS

Made in the United States of America

BOOKS BY LAURA LEE HOPE

12mo. Cloth. Illustrated.

THE BOBBSEY TWINS SERIES

THE BOBBSEY TWINS

THE BOBBSEY TWINS IN THE COUNTRY

THE BOBBSEY TWINS AT THE SEASHORE

THE BOBBSEY TWINS AT SCHOOL

THE BOBBSEY TWINS AT SNOW LODGE

THE BOBBSEY TWINS ON A HOUSEBOAT

THE BOBBSEY TWINS AT MEADOW BROOK

THE BOBBSEY TWINS AT HOME

THE BOBBSEY TWINS IN A GREAT CITY

THE BOBBSEY TWINS ON BLUEBERRY ISLAND

THE BOBBSEY TWINS ON THE DEEP BLUE SEA

THE BOBBSEY TWINS IN WASHINGTON

THE BOBBSEY TWINS IN THE GREAT WEST

THE BOBBSEY TWINS AT CEDAR CAMP

THE BUNNY BROWN SERIES

BUNNY BROWN AND HIS SISTER SUE

BUNNY BROWN AND HIS SISTER SUE ON GRANDPA'S FARM

BUNNY BROWN AND HIS SISTER SUE PLAYING CIRCUS

BUNNY BROWN AND HIS SISTER SUE AT AUNT LU'S CITY HOME

BUNNY BROWN AND HIS SISTER SUE AT CAMP REST-A-WHILE

BUNNY BROWN AND HIS SISTER SUE IN THE BIG WOODS

BUNNY BROWN AND HIS SISTER SUE ON AN AUTO TOUR

BUNNY BROWN AND HIS SISTER SUE AND THEIR SHETLAND PONY

BUNNY BROWN AND HIS SISTER SUE GIVING A SHOW

BUNNY BROWN AND HIS SISTER SUE AT CHRISTMAS TREE COVE

BUNNY BROWN AND HIS SISTER SUE IN THE SUNNY SOUTH

THE SIX LITTLE BUNKERS SERIES

SIX LITTLE BUNKERS AT GRANDMA BELL'S

SIX LITTLE BUNKERS AT AUNT JO'S

SIX LITTLE BUNKERS AT COUSIN TOM'S

SIX LITTLE BUNKERS AT GRANDPA FORD'S

SIX LITTLE BUNKERS AT UNCLE FRED'S

SIX LITTLE BUNKERS AT CAPTAIN BEN'S

SIX LITTLE BUNKERS AT COWBOY JACK'S

THE OUTDOOR GIRLS SERIES

(Ten titles)

Grosset & Dunlap, Publishers, New York

Copyright, 1921, by

Grosset & Dunlap

_The Bobbsey Twins at Cedar Camp_

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. Freddie's Surprise 1

II. Locked Up 12

III. Thanksgiving 24

IV. Bert in Danger 34

V. Christmas Trees 42

VI. Off To Cedar Camp 54

VII. In the North Woods 65

VIII. A Nutting Party 72

IX. Sawmill Fun 87

X. A Sudden Storm 100

XI. Old Mrs. Bimby 109

XII. Mr. Bobbsey Is Worried 120

XIII. Old Jim 128

XIV. Snowed In 137

XV. A Bare Cupboard 145

XVI. Bert Starts Out 156

XVII. Trying Again 165

XVIII. A Little Searching Party 175

XIX. The Wildcat 183

XX. Snowball Bullets 198

XXI. On the Rock 213

XXII. Found at Last 231

THE BOBBSEY TWINS AT CEDAR CAMP

CHAPTER I--FREDDIE'S SURPRISE

Very still and quiet it was in the home of the Bobbsey twins. There was

hardly a sound--that is, of course, except that made by four figures

tiptoeing around through the halls and different rooms.

"Hush!" suddenly exclaimed Bert Bobbsey.

"Hush!" echoed his sister Nan.

They were two of the twins.

Again came the shuffling noise made by tiptoeing feet on the front

stairs.

"Quiet now, Flossie and Freddie!" whispered Bert. "Go easy, and don't

make a racket!"

He turned toward Nan, who was carrying something in a paper that rattled

because of its stiffness.

"Can't you be quieter?" asked Bert.

"It isn't me--it's this paper," Nan answered. "I should have taken some

of the tissue kind."

"I wish you had," Bert went on. "But it's too late now. We're almost

there. As soon as we get everything hidden it will be all right."

Suddenly there was a sound behind Bert and Nan as though someone were

choking. It was followed by a smothered laugh.

"What's that?" asked Bert in a sharp whisper. "Do you want to have

everybody in the house down here seeing what we're doing? Who did that?"

He spoke a bit sharply, in a tense whisper, but his voice was not really

cross. It was as though Bert were the leader of some secret band of

soldiers or of Indians, and wanted the men to do just as he had told

them.

"Who did that?" he asked again.

"I--I guess I did," answered the voice of his little sister Flossie.

"What did you do?" asked Nan. "You must try to be quiet, dear, else our

fun will be spoiled. Better take sister's hand."

"Holdin' your hand won't do any good," answered Flossie, and though she

tried to talk in a whisper it was rather a loud one. "Your hand can't

stop makin' me sneeze," Flossie went on. "Can it?"

"Oh, did you sneeze, dear?" asked Nan, who, since she and Bert were

"growing up," felt that she must take a little more motherly care of

Flossie.

"Yes, I did sneeze," Flossie answered. "An' maybe I'll sneeze more

again. I feel so, anyhow."

"Don't you dare!" exclaimed Bert.

"She didn't sneeze! Not a reg'lar sneeze!" declared Freddie, who was

carrying a cigar box. Did I mention that Freddie and Flossie were the

other pair of Bobbsey twins? I meant to, anyhow.

"If she didn't sneeze, what did she do?" asked Nan.

"I did sneeze!" insisted Flossie.

"You did not!" asserted Freddie. "You----"

"Hush! Hush!" cautioned Bert. "You'll spoil everything!"

But Freddie was not to be shut off in that way. He came to a stop in the

hall, along which the two pairs of twins were tiptoeing their way

through the house, and in the half-darkness, for the light was turned

low, he pointed his fat, chubby forefinger at Flossie, holding, the

while, his cigar box under his other arm.

"She did not sneeze--not a reg'lar, full, fair sneeze!" he declared.

"She put her hand over her mouth an' she choked, an' she made more noise

'n if she had sneezed. Guess I know what she done!"

"_Did_, dear! _Did!_" corrected Nan. "You must use right words now that

you are in regular classes at school and are out of the kindergarten.

_Did_--not _done_."

"Well, Flossie _did_ snort and she _did not_ done sneeze," went on the

fat little "fireman," as his father sometimes called him.

"I--I could 'a' sneezed if I'd wanted to," said Flossie. "Only I've an

awful loud sneeze, I have. It's louder'n yours, Freddie Bobbsey."

"'Tis not!" declared Freddie. "You wait till I tickle my nose, an' I'll

sneeze an' I'll show you! I'll show you who can sneeze loudest!"

"No, you will not!" said big brother Bert kindly, but firmly. "You two

youngsters must keep quieter, or we can't do what we're going to do. Nan

and I will take you back upstairs and mother will make you go to bed!

There!"

This was such a dreadful threat, especially as Flossie and Freddie had

been allowed to stay up past their regular bedtime hour on their promise

to be good, that they at once quieted down.

With Bert and Nan in the lead, the smaller Bobbsey twins followed their

older brother and sister. Bert reached a door opening into a large

closet near the kitchen. It was in this closet that the children were to

hide the things they were carrying, and why they were going to do this

you will soon learn.

But just as Bert was about to open the closet door, Flossie gave a

little wriggle, and, pulling her hand away from Nan--the hand that did

not hold a package--the little Bobbsey girl whispered:

"It--it's goin' to be some more, Nan!"

"What is, dear?"

"My--my ker--snee----!"

The rest was a sort of gurgle, choke, and cough mingled with a sneeze.

Flossie had covered her mouth and nose with one hand, and thus tried not

to make as much noise as she otherwise would.

"Say! everything will be spoiled," declared Bert. "I never saw such

children! We ought to 'a' made them hide their things this afternoon!"

"Flossie can't help it," said Nan kindly. "Maybe she is catching cold. I

must tell mother to give her some medicine."

"'Tisn't cold," declared Flossie. "It's some dust got up my nose. There

was dust in the closet where Freddie made me crawl to get him a cigar

box."

"What did he want of a cigar box?" asked Nan.

"Don't tell!" cautioned Freddie. "You promised you wouldn't tell,

Flossie Bobbsey!"

"All right, I won't," she promised. "Anyhow, I don't know, 'cause you

didn't tell me. But I got him a box, an' it was dusty an' it makes me

sneeze an'----"

"That's enough of this sneezing!" declared Bert. "Let's hide what we

have and get out. Dinah's in the kitchen now, and if she hears us

scuffling around she'll open the door and see us and she'll think

something is going to happen."

"Well, something _is_ going to happen," whispered Nan, with a smile. But

you could not see the smile because it was rather dark in the hall.

"To-morrow is Dinah's birthday, and, oh! won't she be surprised?"

"She'll be more surprised," said Freddie, though neither Bert nor Nan

knew just what he meant just then. Later they did.

True enough, it was the birthday of Dinah Johnson, the fat, jolly,

good-natured colored cook of the Bobbsey family, which included the four

twins. Dinah's birthday was always celebrated, especially by the twins,

who always brought out their presents as a sort of surprise.

This time they were bringing them down from their rooms the night before

the birthday, to hide the things in a big closet near the kitchen.

Thus the gifts would be ready the first thing in the morning, to give to

Dinah at the breakfast table, when daddy would call her in from the

kitchen to be surprised.

It was Bert's plan thus to hide the things ahead of time, and Flossie

and Freddie, of course, had begged to be allowed to take part.

"I guess she didn't hear anything," said Bert, after listening a moment,

for Dinah was still in the kitchen, finishing her day's work. "The

door's shut," Bert added. "Now then," he went on, after a pause, "let's

hide our things and go back upstairs. Pass yours to me, Nan."

The older Bobbsey girl did so, and just as Bert had put away his present

and hers, there was a loud sound behind him.

"What's that?" sharply whispered Bert.

"It was Freddie," answered Flossie. "An' he didn't sneeze--not at all."

"I stumbled," answered Freddie. "I'm sorry!"

"Well, it's too late for that. But I guess Dinah didn't hear," Bert

said, listening a moment. "Pass me your present, Freddie, and I'll hide

it with mine."

"I'll hide it myself," said the little fellow, and he made his way to

the closet, squirming between Nan and Flossie.

"Oh, well, do as you please," Bert agreed. And thus it was that none of

the others saw Freddie put two packages in the closet instead of one.

One package was his regular present for Dinah. The other was----

But just a moment, if you please. I want to tell this story as it should

be told.

Anyhow, Freddie slipped two packages into the closet without letting

Bert see him. One package was a cigar box, tied with a string, and a

queer scratching noise seemed to come from within it.

"There! Now everything is hid," said Bert, when Flossie's package had

been put on the shelf. "Now I'll lock the door, for mother gave me the

key, and Dinah can't open it. In the morning we'll give out the birthday

presents."

The Bobbsey twins thought that morning would never come, but it did at

last, and Dinah knew nothing of their secrets, they felt sure. With

eagerness the four children assembled at the breakfast table.

"Call Dinah in, Daddy, and let us give her the things," begged Nan.

"I want to give mine first!" insisted Freddie.

"And me next," said Flossie.

Fat Dinah came waddling in, her face all smiles.

"I 'clar to goodness! Whut's gwine on now?" she asked. "Did I forgots to

make de coffee, or am de toast burned?"

Dinah pretended to be very much alarmed, but I think she knew why she

had been called in. At least she knew something of what was going to

happen, but not all. She must have known it was her birthday, and the

children always gave her something on such occasions.

"Dinah, please sit down a moment," said Mr. Bobbsey, trying not to

smile. "I think Freddie has something to say to you."

"I--I got something to give you, Dinah!" cried the little fellow,

hurrying out to the closet, which Bert had unlocked.

"Bress yo' heart, honey lamb! Has yo' got suffin' fo' ole Dinah?" she

asked with a kind smile.

"You--you'll be s'prised," said Freddie, as he handed the fat black cook

a cigar box, tied with string.

"Why, Freddie!" exclaimed Nan. "That isn't your present! Yours is

wrapped in blue paper. Don't you remember? I wrapped it up for you."


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  • hidden [´hid(ə)n] 移动到这儿单词发声  hide 的过去分词   (初中英语单词)
  • whisper [´wispə] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.耳语 n.低语;沙沙声   (初中英语单词)
  • sharply [´ʃɑ:pli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.锋利地;剧烈地   (初中英语单词)
  • pointed [´pɔintid] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.尖(锐)的;中肯的   (初中英语单词)
  • firmly [´fə:mli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.坚固地,稳定地   (初中英语单词)
  • dreadful [´dredful] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.可怕的;讨厌的   (初中英语单词)
  • opening [´əupəniŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.开放;开端 a.开始的   (初中英语单词)
  • closet [´klɔzit] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.橱;私室;盥洗室   (初中英语单词)
  • otherwise [´ʌðəwaiz] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.另外 conj.否则   (初中英语单词)
  • celebrated [´selibreitid] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.著名的   (初中英语单词)
  • package [´pækidʒ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.包(裹) vt.组装   (初中英语单词)
  • grandma [´grænmɑ:] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.奶奶;外婆   (高中英语单词)
  • thanksgiving [´θæŋks,giviŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  感恩节   (高中英语单词)
  • cupboard [´kʌbəd] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.碗柜,食橱   (高中英语单词)
  • tissue [´tiʃu:, -sju:] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.织物,薄绢,纸   (高中英语单词)
  • seeing [si:iŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  see的现在分词 n.视觉   (高中英语单词)
  • tickle [´tikəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.&n.(搔)痒;逗笑   (高中英语单词)
  • threat [θret] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.恐吓,威胁   (高中英语单词)
  • grandpa [´grænpɑ:] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.爷爷;外公   (英语四级单词)
  • trying [´traiiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.难堪的;费劲的   (英语四级单词)
  • sneeze [sni:z] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.&vi.(打)喷嚏(声)   (英语四级单词)
  • upstairs [,ʌp´steəz] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.在楼上 a.楼上的   (英语四级单词)
  • bedtime [´bedtaim] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.就寝时间   (英语四级单词)
  • wriggle [´rigəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.&n.蠕动;(使)扭动   (英语四级单词)
  • blueberry [´blu:bəri] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.南方越橘   (英语六级单词)
  • cowboy [´kaubɔi] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.牧童;牛仔   (英语六级单词)
  • sawmill [´sɔ:mil] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.锯木厂;锯机   (英语六级单词)
  • wildcat [´waildkæt] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.野猫 a.靠不住的   (英语六级单词)
  • forefinger [´fɔ:,fiŋgə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.食指   (英语六级单词)
  • holding [´həuldiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.保持,固定,存储   (英语六级单词)
  • gurgle [´gə:gl] 移动到这儿单词发声  vt.&vi.潺潺而流   (英语六级单词)

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