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Four Young Explorers or, Sight-Seeing in the Tropics   By: (1822-1897)

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ALL OVER THE WORLD LIBRARY

OLIVER OPTIC

[Illustration]

FOUR YOUNG EXPLORERS

ALL OVER THE WORLD LIBRARY

By OLIVER OPTIC

Illustrated, Price per Volume $1.25

FIRST SERIES

A MISSING MILLION Or THE ADVENTURES OF LOUIS BELGRAVE

A MILLIONAIRE AT SIXTEEN Or THE CRUISE OF THE GUARDIAN MOTHER

A YOUNG KNIGHT ERRANT Or CRUISING IN THE WEST INDIES

STRANGE SIGHTS ABROAD Or A VOYAGE IN EUROPEAN WATERS

SECOND SERIES

AMERICAN BOYS AFLOAT Or CRUISING IN THE ORIENT

THE YOUNG NAVIGATORS Or THE FOREIGN CRUISE OF THE MAUD

UP AND DOWN THE NILE Or YOUNG ADVENTURERS IN AFRICA

ASIATIC BREEZES Or STUDENTS ON THE WING

THIRD SERIES

ACROSS INDIA Or LIVE BOYS IN THE FAR EAST

HALF ROUND THE WORLD Or AMONG THE UNCIVILIZED

FOUR YOUNG EXPLORERS Or SIGHT SEEING IN THE TROPICS

OTHER VOLUMES IN PREPARATION ANY VOLUME SOLD SEPARATELY

LEE AND SHEPARD Publishers Boston

[Illustration: "YOUR FIRST SHOT, LOUIS," SAID SCOTT.

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All Over the World Library Third Volume of Third Series

FOUR YOUNG EXPLORERS

OR

SIGHT SEEING IN THE TROPICS

BY

OLIVER OPTIC

AUTHOR OF "THE ARMY AND NAVY SERIES" "YOUNG AMERICA ABROAD, FIRST AND SECOND SERIES" "THE BOAT CLUB STORIES" "THE ONWARD AND UPWARD SERIES" "THE GREAT WESTERN SERIES" "THE WOODVILLE STORIES" "THE LAKE SHORE SERIES" "THE YACHT CLUB SERIES" "THE RIVERDALE STORIES" "THE BOAT BUILDER SERIES" "THE BLUE AND THE GRAY AFLOAT" "THE BLUE AND THE GRAY ON LAND" "THE STARRY FLAG SERIES" "ALL OVER THE WORLD LIBRARY, FIRST SECOND AND THIRD SERIES" COMPRISING "A MISSING MILLION" "A MILLIONAIRE AT SIXTEEN" "A YOUNG KNIGHT ERRANT" "STRANGE SIGHTS ABROAD" "AMERICAN BOYS AFLOAT" "THE YOUNG NAVIGATORS" "UP AND DOWN THE NILE" "ASIATIC BREEZES" "ACROSS INDIA" "HALF ROUND THE WORLD" ETC., ETC., ETC.

BOSTON LEE AND SHEPARD PUBLISHERS 10 MILK STREET 1896

COPYRIGHT, 1896, BY LEE AND SHEPARD

All Rights Reserved

FOUR YOUNG EXPLORERS

TYPOGRAPHY BY C. J. PETERS & SON, BOSTON.

PRESSWORK BY BERWICK & SMITH.

TO MY APPRECIATIVE AND VALUED FRIEND

FREDERICK D. RUGGLES, ESQ.

RESIDING ON A HISTORIC HILL IN HARDWICK, MASS.

This Volume

IS RESPECTFULLY AND CORDIALLY DEDICATED.

PREFACE

"FOUR YOUNG EXPLORERS" is the third volume of the third series of the "All Over the World Library." When the young millionaire and his three companions of about his own age, with a chosen list of near and dear friends, had made the voyage "Half Round the World," the volume with this title left them all at Sarawak in the island of Borneo. The four young explorers, as they became, were permitted to spend three weeks there hunting, fishing, and ascending some of the rivers, while the rest of the party proceeded in the Guardian Mother to Siam. The younger members of the ship's company believed they had seen enough of temples, palaces, and fine gardens in the great cities of the East, and desired to live a wilder life for a brief period.

They were provided with a steam launch, prepared for long trips; and they ascended the Sarawak, the Sadong, and the Simujan Rivers, and had all the hunting, fishing, and exploring they desired. They visited the villages of the Sea and Hill Dyaks, and learned what they could of their manners and customs, penetrating the island from the sea to the mountains. They studied the flora and the fauna of the forests, and were exceedingly interested in their occupation for about a week, when they came to the conclusion that "too much of a good thing" became wearisome; and, more from the love of adventure than for any other reason, they decided to proceed to Bangkok, and to make the voyage of nine hundred miles in the Blanchita, as they had named the steam launch, which voyage was accomplished without accident... Continue reading book >>




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