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Frank Among The Rancheros   By: (1842-1915)

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[Illustration: THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN SERIES]

THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN SERIES.

FRANK AMONG THE RANCHEROS.

BY HARRY CASTLEMON, AUTHOR OF "THE GUN BOAT SERIES," "THE GO AHEAD SERIES," ETC.

THE JOHN C. WINSTON CO., PHILADELPHIA, CHICAGO, TORONTO.

FAMOUS CASTLEMON BOOKS.

GUNBOAT SERIES. By HARRY CASTLEMON. 6 vols. 12mo.

FRANK THE YOUNG NATURALIST. FRANK IN THE WOODS. FRANK ON THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI. FRANK ON A GUNBOAT. FRANK BEFORE VICKSBURG. FRANK ON THE PRAIRIE.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN SERIES. By HARRY CASTLEMON. 3 vols. 12mo. Cloth.

FRANK AMONG THE RANCHEROS. FRANK AT DON CARLOS' RANCH. FRANK IN THE MOUNTAINS.

SPORTSMAN'S CLUB SERIES. By HARRY CASTLEMON. 3 vols. 12mo. Cloth.

THE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB IN THE SADDLE. THE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB AFLOAT. THE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB AMONG THE TRAPPERS.

FRANK NELSON SERIES. By HARRY CASTLEMON. 3 vols. 12mo. Cloth.

SNOWED UP. FRANK IN THE FORECASTLE. THE BOY TRADERS.

BOY TRAPPER SERIES. By HARRY CASTLEMON. 3 vols. 12mo. Cloth.

THE BURIED TREASURE. THE BOY TRAPPER. THE MAIL CARRIER.

ROUGHING IT SERIES. By HARRY CASTLEMON. 3 vols. 12mo. Cloth.

GEORGE IN CAMP. GEORGE AT THE WHEEL. GEORGE AT THE FORT.

ROD AND GUN SERIES. By HARRY CASTLEMON. 3 vols. 12mo. Cloth.

DON GORDON'S SHOOTING BOX. ROD AND GUN CLUB. THE YOUNG WILD FOWLERS.

GO AHEAD SERIES. By HARRY CASTLEMON. 3 vols. 12mo. Cloth.

TOM NEWCOMBE. GO AHEAD. NO MOSS.

FOREST AND STREAM SERIES. By HARRY CASTLEMON. 3 vols. 12mo. Cloth.

JOE WAYRING. SNAGGED AND SUNK. STEEL HORSE.

WAR SERIES. By HARRY CASTLEMON. 5 vols. 12mo. Cloth.

TRUE TO HIS COLORS. RODNEY THE PARTISAN. RODNEY THE OVERSEER. MARCY THE BLOCKADE RUNNER. MARCY THE REFUGEE.

Other Volumes in Preparation.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1868, by R.W. CARROLL & CO., In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of Ohio.

COPYRIGHT, 1896, BY CHARLES A. FOSDICK.

CONTENTS.

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CHAPTER I.

A Novel Battle, 5

CHAPTER II.

Frank's New Home, 16

CHAPTER III.

Twelve Thousand Dollars, 29

CHAPTER IV.

Frank Proves Himself a Hero, 40

CHAPTER V.

The Fight in the Court, 54

CHAPTER VI.

The Mysteries Solved, 68

CHAPTER VII.

Frank Meets a Highwayman, 81

CHAPTER VIII.

Colonel Arthur Vane, 95

CHAPTER IX.

An Old Boy, 110

CHAPTER X.

Arthur Shows His Courage, 126

CHAPTER XI.

Arthur Plans Revenge, 137

CHAPTER XII.

Off for the Mountains, 154

CHAPTER XIII.

Pierre and His Band, 168

CHAPTER XIV.

A Dinner in the Mountains, 180

CHAPTER XV.

More Treachery, 193

CHAPTER XVI.

The Escape, 204

CHAPTER XVII.

The Struggle on the Cliff, 221

CHAPTER XVIII.

Conclusion, 237

FRANK AMONG THE RANCHEROS.

CHAPTER I.

A NOVEL BATTLE.

"Pull him along, Carlos! Pull him along!" shouted a young gentleman about sixteen years of age, as he danced about on the back porch of his uncle's house, in a state of great excitement; "why don't you pull him along?"

"He'll come, after awhile," replied the person addressed; "but he is very wild and obstinate."

The boy on the porch was almost beside himself so much so, in fact, that he found it utterly impossible to stand still. He was jumping wildly about, swinging his arms around his head, and laughing and shouting at the top of his lungs.

We have met this young gentleman before. We have been with him through the woods, accompanied him across the prairie, and seen him in some exciting situations; but, for all that, it is by no means certain that his most intimate friend, could he have beheld him while he was dancing about on the porch, would have recognized him. The last time we saw him he was dressed in a suit of blue jeans, rather the worse for wear, a slouch hat, and a pair of heavy horseman's boots... Continue reading book >>




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