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Dave Porter and the Runaways Last Days at Oak Hall   By: (1862-1930)

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[Illustration: HE SAW AN ARM AND A HEAD COME UP. Page 240. ]

Dave Porter Series

DAVE PORTER

AND THE RUNAWAYS

OR

LAST DAYS AT OAK HALL

BY

EDWARD STRATEMEYER

Author of "Dave Porter at Oak Hall," "The Lakeport Series," "Old Glory Series," "Pan American Series," etc.

ILLUSTRATED BY H. RICHARD BOEHM

BOSTON

LOTHROP LEE & SHEPARD CO.

Published, March, 1913

Copyright, 1913, by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.

All Rights Reserved

Dave Porter and the Runaways

Norwood Press

Berwick & Smith Co.

Norwood, Mass.

U.S.A.

PREFACE

"Dave Porter and the Runaways" is a complete story in itself, but forms the ninth volume of a line issued under the general title of "Dave Porter Series."

In the first volume of this series, entitled "Dave Porter at Oak Hall," the reader was introduced to a typical American lad, and the particulars were given of his doings at an up to date boarding school.

There was a cloud over Dave's parentage, and in order to solve the mystery of his identity he took a long voyage over the ocean, as related in the second volume, called "Dave Porter in the South Seas." Then he came back to his schoolmates, as told of in "Dave Porter's Return to School," and then took a long trip to Norway, to hunt up his father, the particulars of which are given in "Dave Porter in the Far North."

Having settled the matter of his identity to his satisfaction, our hero came back to Oak Hall and had a number of strenuous contests, related in detail in "Dave Porter and His Classmates." Following this came the summer vacation, and the youth made a trip West, the happenings of which are set down in "Dave Porter at Star Ranch."

When Dave returned to Oak Hall once more he found the school rivalries as bitter as ever, and what these led to has been related in "Dave Porter and His Rivals." His enemies tried hard to do our hero much injury, but he exposed them and they were forced to flee, to escape the consequences of their actions.

The winter holidays found Dave homeward bound. He had anticipated some jolly times among his relatives and friends, but a robbery upset all his plans, and, almost before he knew it, he found himself bound southward, as related in "Dave Porter on Cave Island." On the island he had many adventures out of the ordinary, and he came home more of a hero than ever, having saved Mr. Wadsworth, his benefactor, from ruin.

In the present story Dave is back once again at school. There are some queer happenings, and then some lads run away. How Dave proved his common sense, and brought the runaways back, I leave for the pages which follow to tell. I trust the reading of this volume will do all my young friends good.

Edward Stratemeyer. February 1, 1913.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I. Dave and His Chums 1 II. A Glimpse at the Past 11 III. A Talk of the Future 21 IV. Mr. Job Haskers's Doings 31 V. At Oak Hall Once More 41 VI. Phil Shows His Stubbornness 52 VII. Phil and Ben Make a Move 62 VIII. An Unusual Compact 72 IX. The King of Sumatra 82 X. Nat Poole Wants to Know 91 XI. Bonfire Night at the Hall 101 XII. Plans for a Spread 111 XIII. The Cabin on the Island 121 XIV. The Bandanna Handkerchief 131 XV. At the Hotel 141 XVI... Continue reading book >>




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