Pee-Wee Harris Adrift eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 147 pages of information about Pee-Wee Harris Adrift.


      I alone
     II Saturday morning
    III Castles in the air
     IV keekie Joe
      V A question of duty
     VI the missionary
    VII apple blossom time
   VIII Pee-wee explores the island
     IX the lookout sees A sail
      X the others arrive
     XI plans
    XII the discoverer returns
   XIII “Stop”
    XIV “Go”
     XV life on the unknown shore
    XVI before the party
   XVII the scene is set
  XVIII every which way
    XIX the earthly paradise
     XX gone
    XXI foiled
   XXII in the glare of the search-light
  XXIII the dream of keekie Joe
   XXIV the missionary lands on foreign shores
    XXV return of the hero
   XXVI short and to the point
  XXVII settled at last
 XXVIII it pays to advertise
   XXIX the race
    XXX absence makes the island quiet
   XXXI A promise
  XXXII vengeance
 XXXIII keekie Joe, scout
  XXXIV the story closes and school opens


   Pee-wee rowed his customers to Alligator Island.

   Keekie Joe interview Pee-wee.

   The boys hold the island in spite of old Trimmer’s protest.

   Pee-wee becomes a sandwich man.




When Pee-wee Harris returned from Temple Camp in the fall, he found himself a scout without a patrol.  He had indulged in a colossal speculation and lost out.

Forsaking the Raving Ravens, he had set forth to mobilize all the small, unattached boys at camp into the Pollywog Patrol, but the Pollywog Patrol had proved about as substantial as the shifting sand.

Like the beloved Black Lake it had both an inlet and an outlet.  As fast as one boy entered it another had to go home, so that conducting the Pollywog Patrol was like pouring water into a leaky pail.  Pee-wee, with all his flaunted efficiency, could not be at both ends of this patrol at the same time.

As soon as some miniature scout from New York had been duly initiated, some previously initiated scout from Chicago found that his time was up, and Pee-wee’s time was chiefly occupied in rushing frantically about trying to keep pace with this epidemic of resignations.

At last the epidemic reached an acute stage and the Pollywog Patrol, after a glorious career of nine days, was struck a mortal blow, never to be heard of again except in the pages of history.  Its three remaining members were summoned to their several homes simultaneously; one new scout was hastily secured but on learning that he could not be patrol leader he tendered his resignation and was soon called home to attend his sister’s wedding.  Scout Harris faced a cruel world alone.

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