ROB, JOHN, AND JESSE IN CAMP Well, here we are, fellows, said Jesse Wilcox, as he threw down an armful of wood at the side of the camp-fire. For my part, I believe this is going to be about the best trip we ever had. That's what I was telling Rob to-day, said John Hardy, setting down a pail of water near by. But I hope I won't have to carry water up a bank a hundred feet high every night. We are not as far north this time as we were last summer, said Jesse, but the country looks something the same. Yes, replied John, but last year we were going east and farther away from home every day. Now we're going west to the Rockies and across them, getting closer to home all the time.