r away from the other horse. At that instant came another clap of thunder, followed almost instantly by the lightning. Then came a crash in the forest, showing that a tree close by had been struck.
The nervous horses wheeled around and 杭州洗浴娱乐场所 reared up. Then one started in one direction and the other in another.
“Grab him, Roger! Don’t let him get away!” yelled Dave, and made a wild leap for the animal nearest him. He caught the loose rein, and an instant later had a firm hold on the steed. The horse did considerable prancing, but the youth, who some seasons before had tamed a bronco at Star Ranch, was not daunted. He brought the animal to a standstill, and then, seeing that it was his own mount, leaped lightly into the saddle.
“Now behave yourself, old boy,” he said soothingly, patting the animal on the neck. “You’re all right. Take it easy.”
In the meanwhile, Roger was having an exciting experience with his own horse. The animal had tried to back away from him, and had gotten a hind leg fast between two trees. Now he began to kick out wildly, hitting one of the 杭州足浴价格 trees several resounding blows.
“Whoa there! Whoa!” cried the senator’s son; but his horse continued to kick out until, with a wrench, he got the other foot free. Then he 24began to prance around once more, showing every evidence of wanting to run away.
“Wait! I’ll hold him while you get into the saddle!” cried Dave, riding up. And then he placed himself directly in front
of Roger’s mount.
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“This was luck, all right,” remarked Dave, when the brief excitement was over.
“Right you are,” was the ready reply. “I didn’t fancy walking back to the camp.”
“Nor losing two such valuable horses,” added our hero. “If they had failed to return perhaps Mr. Obray would 杭州龙凤后花园网 have made us pay for them, and that would make a big hole in our salaries.”
Making sure that the horses should not get away from them again, the two young civil engineers rode back to the road, and then with caution picked their way along on the right-hand side of some ever-increasing ponds of water. This was slow and dangerous work, the horses slipping and sliding among the wet rocks and loose stones, and more than once getting into mud and water up to their knees. But at last that 杭州桑拿服务论坛 peril was left behind, and once again the youths found themselves on comparatively solid ground and headed in the direction of the construction camp.
25“We’ll sure have a story to tell when we get back,” remarked Roger, as they rode along side by side.
“Yes. But we’ll want to change our togs before we start to tell it,” returned Dave grimly. “I 杭州桑拿全套服务 feel as if I had jumped overboard with all my clothing on.”
“It looks to me as if the storm was passing away,” continued the senator’s son, gazing up at the sky.
“Oh, more than likely it will stop raining as soon as we get back, Roger. It would be