Hey, Bandy-legs, what dye suppose ails Toby there? He sure looks like hed just seen a ghost, for a fact, Steve. Where are Max and his cousin Owen just now? Oh, they walked down along the river bank to look for signs of fresh-water clams. So well just have to run things ourselves, Bandy. Hello! there, Toby, what under the sun are you staring at? and the boy called Steve jumped to his feet as he called out.