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Twirlybirch to the Rescue

Jack Saunders


First Smashwords Edition, 2018


Copyright 2018 by Jack Saunders

Published by Smashwords


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Cover by Joleene Naylor





Author’s Note:

Just like the previous four books in the Twirlybirch series, my portion of the proceeds from all sales of this book will be donated to KIVA, a non-profit organization that aims to alleviate poverty. You can take pride in knowing that, by purchasing this e-book, you have helped make the world a little bit better place. As an added bonus, you get a nice little adventure story to read to little ones.

Chapter One

What to Be



Beauregard sat at his desk deep in thought. He was pondering what he wanted to be when he grew up. He knew he liked to design and invent things but working at a desk all day long didn’t really appeal to him. ‘Perhaps I can be a Policeman,’ he thought to himself, ‘they have loads of excitement every day, and they help people all the time. Or maybe I can be an explorer. They’re off having fun in strange places, finding new lands and people.’


With that, Beauregard began to day dream. He Sat back, thinking of life as a trapper, moving downstream in his birch bark canoe, checking his trap lines, hiking over mountains, camping out for months. Living in buckskin pants and a big, heavy buffalo robe to wear like a poncho. Never having to bathe or shower. What a life! I wouldn’t have to brush my teeth or wash my hands!

‘Beauregard, have you finished your homework?’ his mom called upstairs.

‘Yes, Mom,’ he answered. He didn’t like doing homework but often it was not all that bad, and he always felt better when it was done. He looked at the poster of Spiderman on his wall. Then he looked at the new project he’d started.



His new project was for the yearly school science fair. His teacher, Mr. Bartholomew Winfred-Oglethorp, was a likable type of guy. Beauregard liked all his teachers but had figured out what made some of them better than the rest. The best teachers brought humour into the classroom, and they had scads of interest in what they were teaching. Mr. Winfred-Oglethorp was funny lots of the times and had a knack for making subjects interesting.


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