I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 (I Survived #5)
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Ten-year-old Leo loves being a newsboy in San Francisco -- not only does he get to make some money to help his family, he's free to explore the amazing, hilly city as it changes and grows with the new century. Horse-drawn carriages share the streets with shiny new automobiles, new businesses and families move in every day from everywhere, and anything seems possible.
But early one spring morning, everything changes. Leo's world is shaken -- literally -- and he finds himself stranded in the middle of San Francisco as it crumbles and burns to the ground. Does Leo have what it takes to survive this devastating disaster?
The I SURVIVED series continues with another thrilling story of a boy caught in one of history's most terrifying disasters!
one of the dogs had bitten his throat. The bite ruined his voice. And turned Fletch vicious. Fletch and Wilkie didn’t just steal food and pick pockets. Sometimes they beat kids up just for fun. A few months ago, they’d been caught by the police, and sent to a work farm up north. Leo had heard a rumor that they had escaped. He’d heard that they were hiding out in an old, abandoned saloon on Rincon Hill. And now here they were, back to their old vicious tricks. “You can take my money,” Leo
But no one can outrun a grizzly. They’re too fast. All travelers are told this. And yet most men can’t help themselves. The urge to run is just too strong to resist. But Grandpop wasn’t like other men. Every muscle in his body was ready to run. But he planted his feet into the ground. Think, he told himself. Think. He couldn’t escape from that grizzly bear. He couldn’t kill the grizzly. His gun was in his tent. His only hope was to scare that grizzly away. But how? And then Grandpop
the taller of the firemen. “The quake broke our water mains. We’ve been up and down Market. We can’t find any water to fight the fires.” “You’re just going to let the city burn?” the man exclaimed. The firemen said nothing. But their eyes — weary and scared — told the answer. San Francisco was burning. And nobody could stop it. The firemen rolled up their hoses, climbed into their wagon, and continued down the street. Leo knew they should get out of here. Morris was right. But suddenly
“They can’t even find any.” Leo thought for a minute. He remembered the men leading those horses out of the stable. Where there were horses, he thought, there had to be water. Wilkie followed Leo as he dashed into the stable. Sure enough, there was a trough filled with dirty water. There was also a blanket. Wilkie watched as Leo climbed into the trough of water and soaked himself from head to toe. Then he soaked the blanket so it was dripping wet. “What are you doing?” Wilkie said. “This
I was.” “Sure you were, Fletch,” Wilkie said in a weak voice. “I know you didn’t forget about me.” Leo and Morris looked at each other, unsure of what was happening. Did Wilkie really believe Fletch’s lies? Was he going to join back up with him? “Come on,” Fletch rasped. “We can share with your new buddies too, if that’s what you want. Whatever you say, pal. Whatever you say.” “I’ll take care of you, Fletch,” Wilkie said. His voice didn’t sound weak anymore. “Of course you will,” Fletch