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Frank and Fearless or The Fortunes of Jasper Kent   By: (1832-1899)

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FRANK AND FEARLESS

OR

THE FORTUNES OF JASPER KENT

BY

HORATIO ALGER, JR.

AUTHOR OF "BRAVE AND BOLD SERIES," ETC.

THE JOHN C. WINSTON CO. PHILADELPHIA CHICAGO TORONTO

Copyright, 1897 by HENRY T. COATES & CO.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. Jasper's Victory, 1

II. Strange News, 10

III. Jasper Recognizes the Visitor, 19

IV. Thorn's Revenge, 29

V. Jasper's Return Home, 37

VI. The Step Mother, 46

VII. New Relations, 54

VIII. Sudden Death, 63

IX. A Declaration of War, 72

X. Nicholas Appears upon the Scene, 81

XI. The Outbreak of Hostilities, 90

XII. A Scheme of Vengeance, 101

XIII. Mrs. Kent is Foiled, 108

XIV. Mediation, 117

XV. Good Bye, 126

XVI. An Unpleasant Adventure, 135

XVII. The Deserted House, 144

XVIII. The Kidnapped Child, 153

XIX. A Brute in Human Shape, 158

XX. A Strange Commission, 169

XXI. Jasper is Intrusted with a Delicate Commission, 179

XXII. A Business Max's Suspicions, 188

XXIII. Where Jasper Found Dick, 197

XXIV. The Sleeping Potion, 207

XXV. Jasper Finds Himself a Prisoner, 213

XXVI. In Confinement, 217

XXVII. An Unexpected Friend, 225

XVIII. Escape, 230

XXIX. Jasper in a New Character, 236

XXX. Jasper Gets a Place, 245

XXXI. The Unwelcome Relative, 255

XXXII. A Cold Reception, 263

XXXIII. Dick Punishes Nicholas, 270

XXXIV. An Important Commission, 279

XXXV. An Indian Maiden, 283

XXXVI. In Difficulties, 290

XXXVII. A Startling Summons, 303

XXXVIII. Dick Comes Back, 308

XXXIX. How It All Ended, 318

FRANK AND FEARLESS;

OR,

THE FORTUNES OF JASPER KENT

CHAPTER I.

JASPER'S VICTORY.

A dozen boys were playing ball in a field adjoining the boarding school of Dr. Pericles Benton, in the town of Walltham, a hundred and twenty five miles northeast of the city of New York. These boys varied in age from thirteen to seventeen. In another part of the field a few younger boys were amusing themselves. All these boys were boarding scholars connected with the school.

The ball had been knocked to a distance by the batter, and it was the duty of Nicholas Thorne, one of the oldest boys, to ran after it. But he thought of an easier way.

"Cameron, run for that ball!" he cried, addressing one of the smaller boys outside the game.

"I don't want to," said little Cameron.

"Did you hear what I said?" demanded Thorne, imperiously.

"Yes."

"Then you'd better go if you know what's best for yourself," said the bully, frowning.

"I ain't in the game," said Cameron. "Why should I get the ball?"

"Because I say so!" retorted the tyrant.

"Run after it yourself, Thorne," said a lad named Davies. "It's your business, not Cameron's."

"It's his business, because I ordered him to do it," said Thorne, flushed and angry... Continue reading book >>




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