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The Boy Pilot of the Lakes Nat Morton's Perils by Frank V. Webster

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[Illustration: "SAM FELL INTO THE WATER." Page 110.]

The Boy Pilot of the Lakes

Or

Nat Morton's Perils

BY FRANK V. WEBSTER

AUTHOR OF "ONLY A FARM BOY," "BOB THE CASTAWAY," "TOM THE TELEPHONE BOY," "THE YOUNG FIREMEN OF LAKEVILLE," ETC.

ILLUSTRATED

NEW YORK CUPPLES & LEON COMPANY PUBLISHERS

BOOKS FOR BOYS

By FRANK V. WEBSTER

12mo. Illustrated. Bound in cloth.

ONLY A FARM BOY, Or Dan Hardy's Rise in Life TOM THE TELEPHONE BOY, Or The Mystery of a Message THE BOY FROM THE RANCH, Or Roy Bradner's City Experiences THE YOUNG TREASURE HUNTER, Or Fred Stanley's Trip to Alaska BOB THE CASTAWAY, Or The Wreck of the Eagle THE YOUNG FIREMEN OF LAKEVILLE, Or Herbert Dare's Pluck THE NEWSBOY PARTNERS, Or Who Was Dick Box? THE BOY PILOT OF THE LAKES, Or Nat Morton's Perils TWO BOY GOLD MINERS, Or Lost in the Mountains JACK THE RUNAWAY, Or On the Road with a Circus

Cupples & Leon Co., Publishers, New York

Copyright, 1909, by CUPPLES & LEON COMPANY

THE BOY PILOT OF THE LAKES

Printed in U. S. A.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I NAT SAVES A BOAT 1 II A CRY FOR HELP 12 III NAT'S BRAVE RESCUE 18 IV GETTING A JOB 26 V NAT IN TROUBLE 35 VI AN UNEXPECTED DISCOVERY 42 VII NAT HAS AN ACCIDENT 51 VIII IN THE PILOT HOUSE 59 IX A NARROW ESCAPE 67 X SAM SHAW APPEARS 74 XI CAPTAIN MARSHALL IS ANGRY 81 XII THE INVESTIGATION 88 XIII MAKING A CHANGE 95 XIV A BLOW AND A RESCUE 103 XV NAT HEARS SOME NEWS 113 XVI JUST TOO LATE 120 XVII PLANNING A CAPTURE 127 XVIII NAT'S PLUCKY PILOTING 135 XIX THE ACCUSATION 146 XX OFF AGAIN 152 XXI NAT INTERVENES 159 XXII AFTER BUMSTEAD 166 XXIII BUMSTEAD ESCAPES 173 XXIV IN A COLLISION 182 XXV BUMSTEAD'S ARREST CONCLUSION 192

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

"Sam fell into the water." frontispiece "He fell to the floor of the hold" 58 "The storm enveloped the vessel" 142 "Shoot, then!" cried the mate 180

The Boy Pilot of the Lakes

CHAPTER I

NAT SAVES A BOAT

"There's a rowboat adrift!" exclaimed one of a group of men who stood on the edge of a large pier at Chicago's water front.

"Yes, and the steamer will sure smash it," added another. "She's headed right for it! It's a wonder folks wouldn't learn to tie their boats secure. Whose is it?"

"I don't know. It's a good boat, though. Pity to see it knocked into kindling wood."

"That's right."

The pilot of the big freight steamer, which was approaching her dock after a voyage down Lake Michigan, also saw the drifting boat now, and, doubtless thinking some one was in it, he pulled the whistle wire sharply. A hoarse blast from the steamer's siren came across the water. The signal was one of alarm.

At the sound of it a boy, who had been sitting on a box at the edge of the wharf, idly swinging his bare feet to and fro, looked up... Continue reading book >>




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