The Home Afloat, or the Boy Trappers of the Hackensack (Classic Reprint)


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Excerpt from The Home Afloat, or the Boy Trappers of the Hackensack

These meadows were at one time the best known hunting and fishing grounds adjacent to the large city, and there are still living hundreds of the best citizens who can bear testimony to this fact. All this is changed. The handiwork of man, and the demands of civilization, have caused the surface of this marsh to be bisected with numerous roads. No game bird can now alight upon its waters and remain for any length of time. The noise of a passing train of cars or the screeching of the trolley car wheels scares them, and causes them to find a more secluded and quiet place. The numerous bridges crossing over the lower end or mouth of the river act as a dam, and have destroyed this one time favorite stream of the disciples of Isaac Walton. The muskrat that at one time could be seen perched upon the top of its house has almost become extinct, and is now very seldom seen. He probably recognizes that the bump of destruction in mankind, in so far as it relates to him and his family, has become very highly devel oped, and while he can occasionally be seen crawlingalong the muddy bottom of a creek, he very seldom appears on the surface of the meadow.

A great many of the characters in this story are chosen from real life, while the' tale itself is one of fiction. The writer may have slightly overdrawn in his description of incidents and events. If so, he has only taken advantage of the liberty which is allowed in works of this character. It has been the author's aim to impress the youthful reader with the fact that it makes very little difference in this life in what position a young man may find himself, if he will only remain honest, energetic and thoughtful, he will meet with success.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Thomas Townsend


Published Date - August 24 2019

ISBN - 9780332689272

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.9 cm

Page Count - 289

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