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Dave Porter in the Far North or, The Pluck of an American Schoolboy   By: (1862-1930)

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Dave Porter Series

DAVE PORTER IN THE FAR NORTH

Or

The Pluck of an American Schoolboy

by

EDWARD STRATEMEYER

Author of "Dave Porter at Oak Hall," "Dave Porter in the South Seas," "Dave Porter's Return to School," "Old Glory Series," "Pan American Series," "Defending His Flag," etc.

Illustrated By Charles Nuttall

[Illustration: In a twinkling the turnout was upset. Page 206. ]

[Illustration: Publishers mark]

Boston Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.

Published, March, 1908

Copyright, 1908, by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co. All rights reserved

DAVE PORTER IN THE FAR NORTH

Norwood Press BERWICK & SMITH CO. Norwood, Mass. U. S. A.

PREFACE

"Dave Porter in the Far North" is a complete story in itself, but forms the fourth volume in a line issued under the general title of "Dave Porter Series."

In the first volume, entitled "Dave Porter at Oak Hall," I introduced a typical American lad, full of life and vigor, and related the particulars of his doings at an American boarding school of to day a place which is a little world in itself. At this school Dave made both friends and enemies, proved that he was a natural leader, and was admired accordingly.

The great cloud over Dave's life was the question of his parentage. His enemies called him "that poorhouse nobody," which hurt him deeply. He made a discovery, and in the second volume of the series, entitled "Dave Porter in the South Seas," we followed him on a most unusual voyage, at the end of which he found an uncle, and learned something of his father and sister, who were at that time traveling in Europe.

Dave was anxious to meet his own family, but could not find out just where they were. While waiting for word from them, he went back to Oak Hall, and in the third volume of the series, called "Dave Porter's Return to School," we learned how he became innocently involved in a mysterious series of robberies, helped to win two great games of football, and brought the bully of the academy to a realization of his better self.

As time went by Dave longed more than ever to meet his father and his sister, and how he went in search of them I leave the pages which follow to relate. As before, Dave is bright, manly, and honest to the core, and in those qualities I trust my young readers will take him as their model throughout life.

Once more I thank the thousands who have taken an interest in what I have written for them. May the present story help them to despise those things which are mean and hold fast to those things which are good.

EDWARD STRATEMEYER.

January 10, 1908.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. ON THE TRAIN 1

II. A ROW IN A RESTAURANT 12

III. OFF THE TRACK 22

IV. WHAT HAPPENED AT THE BARN 32

V. BACK TO OAK HALL 42

VI. GUS PLUM'S CONFESSION 51

VII. HOW JOB HASKERS WENT SLEIGH RIDING 59

VIII. A MYSTERIOUS LETTER 69

IX. DAVE TALKS TO THE POINT 78

X. AN ADVENTURE ON ROBBER ISLAND 87

XI. A HUNT FOR AN ICE BOAT 97

XII. THE MEETING OF THE GEE EYES 107

XIII. AN INTERRUPTED INITIATION 116

XIV. GOOD BYE TO OAK HALL 125

XV. DAVE AND ROGER IN LONDON 134

XVI. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION 143

XVII. ON THE NORTH SEA 152

XVIII. IN NORWAY AT LAST 162

XIX. OFF TO THE NORTHWARD 171

XX. AN ENCOUNTER WITH WOLVES 181

XXI. CAUGHT IN A WINDSTORM 190

XXII. SNOWBOUND IN THE MOUNTAINS 200

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