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The Coming Wave Or, The Hidden Treasure of High Rock   By: (1822-1897)

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[Illustration: LEOPOLD ON THE LOOKOUT. Page 213.]

OLIVER OPTIC'S

YACHT CLUB SERIES.

THE COMING WAVE

LEE & SHEPARD

BOSTON

THE YACHT CLUB SERIES.

THE COMING WAVE;

OR, THE

HIDDEN TREASURE OF HIGH ROCK

BY

OLIVER OPTIC,

AUTHOR OF "YOUNG AMERICA ABROAD," "THE ARMY AND NAVY SERIES," "THE WOODVILLE STORIES," "THE STARRY FLAG SERIES," "THE BOAT CLUB STORIES," "THE LAKE SHORE SERIES," "THE UPWARD AND ONWARD SERIES," ETC., ETC.

WITH THIRTEEN ILLUSTRATIONS.

BOSTON: LEE AND SHEPARD, PUBLISHERS. NEW YORK: LEE, SHEPARD AND DILLINGHAM.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1874, By WILLIAM T. ADAMS, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

TO

MY YOUNG FRIEND

ELMER ELLSWORTH HOLBROOK ,

OF MEDWAY, MASS.,

This Book

IS AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED.

The Yacht Club Series.

1. LITTLE BOBTAIL; OR, THE WRECK OF THE PENOBSCOT.

2. THE YACHT CLUB; OR, THE YOUNG BOAT BUILDER.

3. MONEY MAKER; OR, THE VICTORY OF THE BASILISK.

4. THE COMING WAVE; OR, THE HIDDEN TREASURE OF HIGH ROCK.

5. THE DORCAS CLUB; OR, OUR GIRLS AFLOAT.

6. OCEAN BORN; OR, THE CRUISE OF THE CLUBS.

PREFACE.

"THE COMING WAVE" is the fourth volume of the Yacht Club Series, and is an entirely independent story. Though the incidents are located on Penobscot Bay and relate largely to boats and yachting, the characters have not before been presented; but some of them will again be introduced in the subsequent volumes of the series. There is some breezy sailing in the story, and Penobscot Bay would not be properly described without the dense fog, upon which the turn of events depends in one of the chapters; nor is such a hurricane as that with which the story begins an unknown occurrence in these waters. Whatever interest the volume may possess, however, does not wholly depend upon the experience in fog and gale of the hero and his friends, for the plot is as much of the land as of the sea.

Leopold Bennington and Stumpy are the chief characters. They are both working boys, who earn their own living, and do nothing more surprising than other young men have done before them. They are fastidiously honest, and strictly upright, though they make mistakes like other human beings. They try to do their whole duty, sometimes under very difficult circumstances, and if other boys may not do exactly as they did in certain cases, they may imitate Leopold and Stumpy in having a high aim, and in striving to reach it. If young people only mean well, they can hardly fail to lead good and true lives, in spite of their errors of judgment, or even their occasional failures to do right.

TOWERHOUSE, BOSTON,

July 10, 1874.

CONTENTS.

PAGE. CHAPTER I.

THE TEMPEST IN THE BAY, 11

CHAPTER II.

THE LAST OF THE WALDO, 30

CHAPTER III.

HARVEY BARTH'S DIARY, 48

CHAPTER IV.

STUMPY AND OTHERS, 67

CHAPTER V.

HERR SCHLAGER, 86

CHAPTER VI.

MISS SARAH LIVERAGE, 105

CHAPTER VII.

SOMETHING ABOUT THE HIDDEN TREASURE, 123

CHAPTER VIII.

AN IMPORTANT DISCOVERY, 142

CHAPTER IX.

COFFIN ROCK, 160

CHAPTER X.

DOUBTS AND DEBTS, 178

CHAPTER XI.

IN THE FOG, 197

CHAPTER XII.

AN EXTENSIVE ARRIVAL, 216

CHAPTER XIII.

THE EXCURSION TO HIGH ROCK, 235

CHAPTER XIV.

THE FAIR THING, 254

CHAPTER XV.

THE WALDO'S PASSENGER, 273

CHAPTER XVI.

GOLD AND BILLS, 293

CHAPTER XVII.

THE FIRST OF JULY, 313

CHAPTER XVIII.

THE COMING WAVE, 332

THE COMING WAVE;

OR,

THE HIDDEN TREASURE OF HIGH ROCK... Continue reading book >>




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