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The Boy Scouts for Uncle Sam   By: (1879-1917)

The Boy Scouts for Uncle Sam by John Henry Goldfrap

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THE BOY SCOUTS FOR UNCLE SAM

by

LIEUT. HOWARD PAYSON

Author of "The Boy Scouts of the Eagle Patrol," "The Boy Scouts on the Range," "The Boy Scouts and the Army Airship," "The Boy Scouts' Mountain Camp," "The Boy Scouts at the Panama Canal," etc.

[Illustration: Every eye watched the distant yacht anxiously.

(Page 75) (The Boy Scouts for Uncle Sam) ]

[Illustration]

A. L. Burt Company Publishers New York Printed in U. S. A.

Copyright, 1912, by Hurst & Company

Made in U. S. A

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. THE EAGLES AT HOME 5

II. THE FACE AT THE TRANSOM 14

III. AN OCEAN DERELICT 26

IV. A MYSTERY OF THE SEA 36

V. A MESSAGE FROM THE PAST 46

VI. A STARTLING ADVENTURE 53

VII. TRAPPED BY FLAMES 61

VIII. A BOY SCOUT SIGNAL 69

IX. THE BOYS MEET A "WOLF" 76

X. A NEW RECRUIT 84

XI. BARTON THE MACHINIST 95

XII. THE SUBMARINE ISLAND 102

XIII. DOWN TO THE DEPTHS 112

XIV. FACING DEATH 120

XV. THE STRANGE FLAG 129

XVI. SCOUTING FOR UNCLE SAM 138

XVII. ROB'S BRAVE ACT 146

XVIII. THE ISLAND HUT 154

XIX. A CHASE IN THE NIGHT 163

XX. ON BOARD A STRANGE CRAFT 173

XXI. OFF ON A SEA TRAIL 182

XXII. A MIDNIGHT ADVENTURE 190

XXIII. THE DEPTHS OF OLD OCEAN 198

XXIV. ROB MAKES A DISCOVERY 209

XXV. THE DEAD MAN'S HOARD 217

XXVI. WHICH WILL WIN? 228

XXVII. THE ENDURANCE RUN 238

XXVIII. THE SUPREME TEST 248

XXIX. INTO THE JAWS OF DEATH 263

The Boy Scouts for Uncle Sam

CHAPTER I.

THE EAGLES AT HOME.

"After all, fellows, it's good to be back home again."

The speaker, Rob Blake, leader of the Eagle Patrol of Boy Scouts, spoke with conviction. He was a "rangy," sun burned lad of about eighteen, clear eyed, confident and wiry. His Boy Scout training, too, had made him resourceful beyond his years.

"Yes, and it's also good to know that we each have a good substantial sum of money in the bank as the result of the finding of the Dangerfield fortune," agreed Merritt Crawford, his second in command, a sunny faced, good natured looking youth a little younger than Rob and crowned with a tousled mass of wavy brown hair.

"Well, at any rate we've had plenty to eat since we've been back," chimed in Tubby Hopkins, a corpulent youth who owed his nickname to his fleshiness.

"That's right, Tubby," laughed Paul Perkins, another bright eyed young "Eagle"; "that's something we didn't always get in the Adirondacks. I thought at one time that you'd fade away to a shadow."

"Humph! Pretty substantial sort of shadow," grinned Hiram Nelson, who, besides Paul Perkins, was the inventive genius of the Eagles.

The scene of these reminiscences was the comfortably furnished patrol room of the Eagles, situated over the bank of the little town of Hampton on the south shore of Long Island. Rob Blake's father, the president of the bank, was a patron of the Eagles, and had donated the room to the boys some time before.

Boxing gloves, foils, baseball bats and other athletic apparatus dear to a boy's heart lay scattered about the room in orderly confusion. On the walls were diagrams of the "wig wag code" and the "Morse code simplified," with other illustrations of Scout activities.

But it was above the door that there was perched the particular pride of the Eagles' hearts a huge American eagle, a bird fast disappearing from its native haunts... Continue reading book >>




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