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Title: Fishin’ Jimmy Author: Annie Trumbull Slosson Release Date: May 23, 2004 [EBook #12417] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK FISHIN’ JIMMY *** Produced by Al Haines FISHIN’ JIMMY BY ANNIE TRUMBULL SLOSSON AUTHOR’S EDITION 1889 FISHIN’ JIMMY It was on the margin of Pond Brook, just back of Uncle Eben’s, that I first saw Fishin’ Jimmy.
It was early June, and we were again at Franconia, that peaceful little village among the northern hills. The boys, as usual, were tempting the trout with false fly or real worm, and I was roaming along the bank, seeking spring flowers, and hunting early butterflies and moths.
Suddenly there was a little plash in the water at the spot where Ralph was fishing, the slender tip of his rod bent, I heard a voice cry out, -Strike him, sonny, strike him!- and an old man came quickly but noiselessly through the bushes, just as Ralph’s line flew up into space, with, alas! no shining, spotted trout upon the hook.
The new comer was a spare, wiry man of middle height, with a slight stoop in his shoulders, a thin brown face, and scanty gray hair.
He carried a fishing-rod, and had some small trout strung on a forked stick in one hand.
A simple, homely figure, yet he stands out in memory just as I saw him then, no more to be forgotten than the granite hills, the rushing streams, the cascades of that north country I love so well. We fell into talk at once, Ralph and Waldo rushing eagerly into Tue Apr 04 21:31:57 2017 2 questions about the fish, the bait, the best spots in the stream, advancing their own small theories, and ...

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