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Chapter 10 - Rose's Sacrifice



There certainly were "larks" on Campbell's Island next day, as 

Charlie had foretold, and Rose took her part in them like one 

intent on enjoying every minute to the utmost. There was a merry 

breakfast, a successful fishing expedition, and then the lobsters 

came out in full force, for even Aunt Jessie appeared in red 

flannel. There was nothing Uncle Alec could not do in the water, 

and the boys tried their best to equal him in strength and skill, so 

there was a great diving and ducking, for every one was bent on 

distinguishing himself. 


Rose swam out far beyond her depth, with uncle to float her back; 

Aunt Jessie splashed placidly in the shallow pools, with Jamie 

paddling near by like a little whale beside its mother; while the 

lads careered about, looking like a flock of distracted flamingoes, 

and acting like the famous dancing party in "Alice's Adventures in 



Nothing but chowder would have lured them from their gambols in 

the briny deep; that time-honoured dish demanded the 

concentrated action of several mighty minds; so the "Water 

Babies" came ashore and fell to cooking. 


It is unnecessary to say that, when done, it was the most 

remarkable chowder ever cooked, and the quantity eaten would 

have amazed the world if the secret had been divulged. After this 

exertion a siesta was considered the thing, and people lay about in 

tents or out as they pleased, the boys looking like warriors 

slumbering where they fell. 


The elders had just settled to a comfortable nap when the 

youngsters rose, refreshed and ready for further exploits. A hint 

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