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And Rover rushed at the wildcat with such fierceness that the beast
scuttled back to its den under the half-fallen tree. And then Bert
looked and saw Flossie and Freddie.

At the same time the small Bobbsey twins looked up and caught a glimpse
of their brother on the rock.

"Oh, Bert!" cried Freddie, "did you come out to look for us? We're
lost!"

"So am I, I guess," Bert answered, as he jumped down, landing in a bank
of soft snow and beginning to pet Rover. "Where in the world did you
children come from?"

"We came out after daddy and Mr. Jim and Mr. Case," Freddie went on.
"They're going to take some things to Mrs. Bimby."

"Mrs. Bimby!" cried Bert "Why, I left her and Nan this morning. They
haven't got hardly anything left to eat. But where is the camp?"

"Don't you know?" asked Freddie. "We don't know. We're lost."

"That's bad," said Bert, looking at the swirling snow all about. "And
the wildcat ate my lunch."

"We've a little left," Flossie said. "Did you save any chestnuts, Bert?"

"I brought some, but I ate 'em. But Nan's got some, back at Mrs. Bimby's
cabin, if we can find it. You say daddy started out after us?"

"Yes, to find you and Nan and take something to Mrs. Bimby," explained
Freddie. "Her husband was at our camp. He got lost in the snow, and he
said his wife didn't have anything in the cupboard."

"She didn't - not very much," Bert said. "I shot a rabbit, but I guess
that's all eaten now. But say, you two oughtn't to be out here alone!"

"We're not alone now," Flossie said. "We got you with us!"

"Well, I'm glad you met me," Bert said. "And I'm glad Rover drove that
wildcat away. I scared one with snowballs, but I couldn't hit this one
very well. Now we'd better try to get back to camp. I guess there's
going to be another storm."

"Will it snow a whole lot and cover us all up?" asked Flossie,
anxiously.

The poor little girl had had quite enough of snow, cold wind, blizzards,
and bad weather of all sorts.

"Oh, I guess maybe it won't snow so very hard," answered Bert. He did
not want to confess to Flossie and Freddie that he was a bit frightened.

"Maybe Rover could show us which way to go to find Cedar Camp,"
suggested Freddie. "Dogs are smart, and Rover is a good dog."

"He was nice to us when we sat under the pine tree," went on Flossie.
"And he ran out and brought in pine cones and he shook himself and made
snow fly all over me."

"You didn't try to eat pine cones, did you?" asked Bert.

"Oh, no," Flossie answered. "We just threw them for Rover to play with.
But I'm too tired to play now. I want to go to bed."

"Oh, Flossie, you don't want to go to bed now, do you?" asked Bert.
"Why, if you were to lie down in the snow you'd freeze."

"I don't want to go to sleep in the snow," Flossie said, and she was
beginning to whine a little. No wonder, for it had been a hard day for
her and Freddie.

"No, I don't want to sleep in the snow," the little girl said. "I want
my own little bunk at the camp."

"Well, we'll be there pretty soon," Bert said, as kindly as he could.

"Carry me!" begged Flossie, when she had stumbled on a little farther,
walking between her two brothers.

"All right. I guess I can carry you," said Bert, but he was worrying
about his leg a little. It was not so bad when he bore his own weight on
it. But could he carry Flossie?

However, he was not going to give up without trying, and so, when they
came to a little sheltered place, where the snow was not quite so deep,
Bert stooped down.

"I'll take you pickaback, Flossie," he said.

"Oh, I like that!" laughed his sister, as she climbed up on her
brother's back.

Bert was not sure whether or not he was going to like it, but he said
nothing. He had to shut his teeth tight to keep from crying out with
pain as he straightened up with Flossie on his back, for her weight,
small as she was, put too much weight on his injured leg. Flossie was
quite "chunky" for her size, as Dinah was wont to say.

"Hold steady now, Flossie," directed Bert, as he straightened up. "Put
your arms around my neck."

"I guess I know how to ride piggy-back!" laughed Flossie. She was not so
tired now, when something like this happened to change her thoughts.

Bert staggered along through the snow with his sister on his back.
Though he did not want to say so, his leg hurt him very much. But he
tried not to limp, though Freddie at last noticed it, and asked:

"Have you got a stone in your shoe, Bert?"

"Oh, no, I - I just sprained it a little," Bert answered in a low voice,
so Flossie would not hear. For of course if she had known it hurt her
brother to carry her she would not ask him to. But just then Flossie was
reaching up to take hold of a branch of a tree as Bert passed beneath
it. And, catching hold of it, Flossie, with a merry laugh, showered
herself and Bert with snow that clung to the branch.

"Don't, Flossie, dear!" Bert had to say. "There's snow enough without
pulling down any more. And we'll get plenty if the clouds spill more
flakes."

"Do you think it will storm some more?" Freddie wanted to know.

Bert did not answer right away. He was thinking what he could do about
Flossie. If she could not walk then she must be carried, but he felt
that he could not hold her on his back much longer, his leg was paining
too much.

Just then the sight of Rover, the big, strong dog, floundering about in
the snow, gave Bert an idea. Rover did not seem to care how much breath
or strength he wasted, for he ran everywhere, barking and trying to dig
things out from under the drifts.

"Oh, Flossie! wouldn't you like to ride on Rover's back?" asked poor,
tired Bert.

"Oh, that will be lovely!" cried the little girl.

"Here, Rover!" cried Freddie.

The dog came leaping through the snow, very likely hoping to have some
sticks thrown that he might race after them. But he did not seem
surprised when Flossie was placed on his back and held there by Freddie
on one side and Bert on the other.

"Now I'm having a ride on a make-believe elephant!" laughed Flossie.
Rover could not run with the little girl on his back, and I must say he
behaved very nicely, carrying her along through the drifts. Her legs
hung "dangling down-o," but that did not matter.

"I guess I'm rested now," said Flossie, after a bit. "I'm cold, and it
will make me warmer to walk. I'll walk and hold your hand, Bert."

If Rover was glad to have the load taken from his back he did not say
so, but by the way he raced on ahead when Flossie got off I think he
was.

"I guess there's more snow coming," suddenly cried Bert.

There was, the flakes coming down almost as thick and fast as when the
blizzard first swirled about Cedar Camp. Bert took the hands of Flossie
and Freddie and led them on through the storm. It was hard work, and the
smaller children were crying with the cold and from fear at the coming
darkness when Rover suddenly barked.

"Hark!" cried Bert. "I guess someone is coming!"

"Maybe it's daddy!" half sobbed Flossie.

Shouts were coming through the storm - the shouts of men. Rover barked
louder and rushed forward. Bert held to the hands of his brother and
sister and peered anxiously through the falling flakes and the
fast-gathering darkness.

Suddenly a man rushed forward, and, a moment later, had Flossie and
Freddie in his arms, hugging and kissing them. Then he clasped Bert
around the shoulders.

"Daddy! Daddy!" cried Flossie and Freddie together. "You found us,
didn't you?"

"Yes. But I didn't know you were away from camp," said Mr. Bobbsey, for
it was he. "Where's Nan?" he asked Bert quickly, while Rover leaped
about his master, Mr. Case, and Old Jim.

"She's at Mrs. Bimby's cabin," Bert answered.

"My wife!" exclaimed Old Jim. "Is she - is she all right?"

"She was when I came away this morning to get help," said Bert. "I shot
a rabbit for her and Nan. It was good, too. But I guess she'll need food
now."

"We have a lot for her," said Tom Case. "Rover, you rascal!" he went on,
patting his dog, "I wondered where you ran away to, but it's a good
thing you found the children."

"And he drove away the wildcat," Bert announced.

It was a happy, joyful party in spite of the storm, which was getting
worse. Mr. Bobbsey and the two men with him had gotten off the road that
led to Old Jim's cabin, and it was because of that fact that they had
found the lost children.

"What had we better do?" asked Mr. Bobbsey, when it was learned that
Bert, Freddie and Flossie had really suffered no harm from being lost.
"Should we go back to Cedar Camp or to your cabin, Mr. Bimby?"

"The cabin is nearer," said Tom Case. "If you folks go there, with Jim
to guide you, I'll back track to Cedar Camp and fetch a sled. You can
ride the Bobbsey twins home in that."

"Yes, we'd better go to my cabin," said Old Jim. "We can make room for
you, and we'll take the food with us."

So this plan was decided on, Tom Case and Rover going to Cedar Camp for
the sled, while Mr. Bobbsey, Mr. Bimby and the three children trudged
back to Mrs. Bimby's cabin.

You can imagine how glad Nan and the old woman were to see not only Bert
but the others.

"Oh, I was afraid when it began to storm again," said Nan, as she hugged
Flossie and Freddie. "But I never dreamed you two would be out in it."

"Nor I," said their father.

"You ought to see the bear skin we found!" exclaimed Freddie, to change
the subject. "It's going to be for Mrs. Bimby, to keep her warm."

"Bless their hearts!" murmured Old Jim's wife. "I can keep warm all
right, but it's hard to get food in a storm."

However, there was plenty of that now, and they all soon gathered about
the table and had a hot meal. The second storm was not as bad as the
first had been, and later that evening up came a big sled, filled with
straw and drawn by powerful horses, and in it was Mrs. Bobbsey and some
of the men from Cedar Camp.

After a joyful reunion, in piled the Bobbsey twins with their father and
mother, and good-byes were called to the Bimby family, who now had food
enough to last through many storms.

There was not much trouble getting to Cedar Camp, though the road was so
blocked with snow that once the sled almost upset. But before midnight
the Bobbsey twins were back in the cabin, all safe together once again.

"We've had a lot of adventures since we came here," said Bert, as they
sat about the cozy fire.

"Too many," remarked his mother. "I don't know when I've been so
worried, and it was worse after Flossie and Freddie went away."

"We won't run away again," promised the small twins.

"Did you find your Christmas trees, Daddy?" asked Nan.

"No, not yet," he replied. "I guess they're lost, and we'll have to cut
more."

But the next day, when the storm ceased and the sun shone, a man came to
camp with word about the missing trees. The railroad cars on which they
were loaded had been switched off on a wrong track and had been held at
a distant station awaiting someone to claim them. This Mr. Bobbsey did,
and soon the shipment of Christmas trees was on its way to Lakeport.

"And as long as they are found there is no excuse for staying in Cedar
Camp any longer," said Mr. Bobbsey.

But the children like it so that they prevailed on their father and
mother to remain a few days longer. And then the Bobbsey twins had many
good times, playing in the woods and about the sawmill. For there came a
thaw after the big storms, and most of the snow melted. Bert and Nan got
more chestnuts, too.

"But I hope we'll have some snow for Christmas," said Nan.

"So we can make a snow fort!" added Freddie.

"And a snowman and knock his hat off!" laughed Flossie.

"I should think you'd had enough snow," remarked their mother.

But the Bobbsey twins seldom had enough of anything when there was fun
and excitement going, and you may be sure this was not the last of their
adventures. But now let us say good-bye.

THE END




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