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Hughie, Bow and Ruefus (Electronic version)
by Boniface Idziak « View this author's BIO
A few minutes later Hughie and Bow were awakened by human laughter coming from the pond. Hughie and Bow could see the three men were armed with spears and not with guns.
Hughie and Bow sat watching the men enjoying themselves by plunging their spears into the fish and throwing them onto the bank of the pond. Hughie didn't like the look of these men at all. All three of them were wearing hip boots and just ordinary fall jackets with yellow hard hats.
Hughie leaned over to Bow and whispered to her, "These men are poaching and it looks to me like they are from that lumber camp up the road."
"How can you tell?" whispered Bow.
"By those yellow hard hats," replied Hughie.
"By the way Bow, did you have the feeling that someone was staring at you when you were asleep?" asked Hughie.
"No, I didn't," replied Bow.
Eventually the poachers climbed out of the pond, walked over to a huge yellow birch tree and took their spears apart. They put them into their carrying cases and laid them down by the tree.>br>One of the poachers spoke out, "Let's have lunch before bagging the fish. That way we won't have to stop and eat on the way out and our sandwiches won't get squashed."
"Okay with us," replied the other two men.
This was a big mistake because Hughie and Bow remembered how much they loved the taste and smell of the Polish sausage they had retrieved from the young maple tree last Fall, put there by the Ohio deer hunters.
Recommended for ages 8-80!
Hughie, Bow and Ruefus is the second in a series of three books written by Boniface Idziak, a prospector in northern Ontario. Boniface is able to weave a love of nature and natural settings into this delightful book, suitable for all ages.
In this continuing story, Hughie and Bow awake from their long winter hibernation and soon find a friend in Ruefus, a 'bush-wise' bear that was orphaned as a young cub. The three bears spend the summer together getting into many funny and entertaining situations. When Ruefus suddenly disappears, Hughie and Bow are called upon to help find him.
Enjoy Hughie's antics in Hughie and Honey Bear and The Adventures of Hughie and Bow.