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Dick the Bank Boy Or A Missing Fortune

BY FRANK V. WEBSTER

AUTHOR OF "ONLY A FARM BOY," "BOB THE CASTAWAY," "COMRADES OF THE SADDLE," "AIRSHIP ANDY," ETC.

ILLUSTRATED

NEW YORK CUPPLES & LEON COMPANY PUBLISHERS

BOOKS FOR BOYS

By FRANK V. WEBSTER

12mo. Cloth. Illustrated.

ONLY A FARM BOY TOM, THE TELEPHONE BOY THE BOY FROM THE RANCH THE YOUNG TREASURE HUNTER BOB, THE CASTAWAY THE YOUNG FIREMEN OF LAKEVILLE THE NEWSBOY PARTNERS THE BOY PILOT OF THE LAKES TWO BOY GOLD MINERS JACK, THE RUNAWAY COMRADES OF THE SADDLE THE BOYS OF BELLWOOD SCHOOL THE HIGH SCHOOL RIVALS AIRSHIP ANDY BOB CHESTER'S GRIT BEN HARDY'S FLYING MACHINE DICK, THE BANK BOY DARRY, THE LIFE SAVER

Copyright, 1911, by

CUPPLES & LEON COMPANY

DICK, THE BANK BOY

[Illustration: TURNING TO DICK HE CONTINUED TO QUESTION HIM. Dick the Bank Boy Page 137 ]

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. THE MEETING ON THE ROAD 1

II. A MOTHER WORTH FIGHTING FOR 9

III. DICK'S FIRST WAGES 17

IV. IN SEARCH OF A JOB 24

V. MR. GRAYLOCK RECEIVES A SURPRISE 32

VI. BOUND FOR THE OLD FISHING HOLE 40

VII. DICK MAKES A GALLANT RESCUE 48

VIII. THE COMING OF A LETTER 57

IX. GREAT NEWS 66

X. THE MEETING IN THE BANK 74

XI. FRIENDLY ADVISE 83

XII. GATHERING CLOUDS 92

XIII. WANTED IN THE CASHIER'S OFFICE 100

XIV. UNDER SUSPICION 108

XV. MR. GRAYLOCK SEEMS DISAPPOINTED 117

XVI. FORTUNE'S FAVORS 125

XVII. THE INVESTIGATION 133

XVIII. THE RECEIVING TELLER FREES HIS MIND 142

XIX. NOT FOR SALE 149

XX. A RED LETTER DAY 157

XXI. GOOD WORDS ON EVERY SIDE 165

XXII. A REMARKABLE BIT OF INTELLIGENCE 173

XXIII. NEARING A CLIMAX 181

XXIV. MR. GRAYLOCK MEETS HIS WATERLOO 190

XXV. CONCLUSION 198

DICK, THE BANK BOY

CHAPTER I

THE MEETING ON THE ROAD

"Get out of my way, Dick Morrison!"

The boy who had been trudging along the narrow road looked up in surprise at hearing himself spoken to so suddenly, though he recognized the domineering voice even before catching sight of the speaker.

"You already have half of the road, Ferd Graylock; to give you more I'd have to back down in the ditch, and I don't care to do that," he replied, standing perfectly still and watching with some amusement the zigzag movements of the other, now close upon him.

Ferd was mounted on a new motor cycle, purchased with savings out of his pocket money, and with which machine he had been of late scouring the surrounding country.

Evidently the little motor had broken down while he was some distance away from home, necessitating considerable walking up hill and hard pedalling on the levels.

Weary, and over heated by his exertions, he was naturally in an ugly temper at the time he met Dick on the narrowest place along the entire road, where a ditch on one side and a fence on the other, left only enough room for a single vehicle at a time to pass.

Just then, judging from his erratic swinging from side to side, Ferd needed the whole road, and seeing this, the other lad stood by, ready to guard himself if the cumbersome machine headed his way... Continue reading book >>




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