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The Girls of Central High on Lake Luna or, The Crew That Won   By:

The Girls of Central High on Lake Luna or, The Crew That Won by Gertrude W. Morrison

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THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON LAKE LUNA

Or

The Crew That Won

by

GERTRUDE W. MORRISON

Author of The Girls Of Central High, The Girls of Central High at Basketball, Etc.

Illustrated

New York Grosset & Dunlap Publishers

[Illustration: CENTRAL HIGH HAD WON!]

CONTENTS

I THE LONE MAN ON THE ISLAND

II MISSING: THE SHORT AND LONG OF IT

III TONY ALLEGRETTO

IV A SOLEMN MOMENT

V AUNT DORA

VI WHICH IS WHICH?

VII HOW TO GET A NEW SHELL

VIII HIDE AND SEEK

IX ONE IS A HEROINE

X BAKED IN A BISCUIT

XI THE BOAT IS FOUND

XII IN THE CAVE

XIII THE STRANGE MAN AGAIN

XIV THE NEW SHELL

XV TOMMY LONG HAS A BAD DAY

XVI THE CANOE RACE

XVII MISS CARRINGTON IN JUDGMENT

XVIII MOTHER WIT'S DISCOVERY

XIX THE RESCUE

XX BILLY'S STORY

XXI IN PRACTICE AGAIN

XXII THE STOLEN SHELL

XXIII BILLY'S GREAT DIVE

XXIV THE BIG DAY

XXV THE RACE IS WON

THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON LAKE LUNA

CHAPTER I

THE LONE MAN ON THE ISLAND

"There! I see him again," whispered Dora Lockwood.

A half minute's silence, save for the patter of the drops from the paddles as the light cedar canoe shot around East Point of Cavern Island.

"So do I!" cried Dorothy, but in a low tone. "My! what frightful whiskers."

"He looks just like a pirate," declared her sister.

"He is a pirate or a robber I wager," returned Dorothy.

"Maybe he's one of those horrid men who robbed Stresch & Potter Tuesday night."

"Oh, Dora! Let's hurry by."

Both girls redoubled their efforts at the paddles and the canoe shot past the little cove which lay at the foot of the eminence known as Boulder Head. The black hair and ferocious whiskers of the person upon whom they made these comments dipped down behind a big rock on the shore and disappeared.

"There! he's gone," sighed Dora, with relief.

"I'm glad. Do you suppose he had anything to do with the robbery at Stresch & Potter's department store? They say the thieves got more than ten thousand dollars."

"I don't know whether the lone pirate is one of them or not," laughed Dora; "but somebody must have committed the robbery and why not he?"

"That's heartless," sniffed Dorothy. "They say that a small boy helped the robbers, too. They had to push a boy through the wire screen they cut out, and he opened a cellar door to let the robbers in."

"Don't I know that? And don't I know who is suspected, too?" returned Dora.

"Oh, Dora! Don't say it!" protested Dorothy, in horror.

"I don't say I believe it. But you know very well that Billy is up to all sorts of mischief."

"But Billy Long is one of our own boys."

"I know he goes to Central High. But all the boys who go to our school are not angelic."

"Far from it," sighed her sister, pensively.

"And 'Short and Long' is a regular little snipe , sometimes!" said Dora, with emphasis.

"But to rob a store!" gasped her twin sister.

"He was seen around there the afternoon before. Why, I know that a policeman has been to his house looking for him, and nobody has seen Short and Long since Thursday night."

"But the robbery was committed some time Tuesday night."

"He wasn't suspected at first. Perhaps he thought nobody had noticed him helping the men in the afternoon."

"If they were the men those surveyors."

"Of course they were!" cried Dora. "The city engineer's office sent no men to run that street line. Those fellows were taking measurements right back of Stresch & Potter's building and Short and Long was helping them. And, now, when the hue and cry is raised, he's gone."

"Oh, Dora! It would be dreadful," sighed Dorothy. "One of our Central High boys."

"And one that's always been just as full of mischief as an egg is full of meat," snapped Dora.

Now, supposing there had been a blind person in the canoe with the Lockwood sisters, that unfortunate person could never in this world have told which girl spoke at each time. Their voices were exactly alike the same inflection, the same turning of phrases, the exact tone... Continue reading book >>




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