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Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders Among the Kentucky Mountaineers   By: (-1931)

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GRACE HARLOWE'S OVERLAND RIDERS AMONG THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAINEERS

by

JESSIE GRAHAM FLOWER, A. M.

Illustrated

The Saalfield Publishing Company Akron, Ohio New York Made in U. S. A. Copyright MCMXXI by The Saalfield Publishing Company

[Illustration: "It's Grace!" Frontispiece. ]

CONTENTS

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CHAPTER I EXCITEMENT IN THE FOOTHILLS 11

Washington Washington's music is rudely interrupted. The revenge of an outraged mule. "Why dat fool mule kick me?" Hippy airs his knowledge of woodcraft. "Laundry" puts the Overland camp in an uproar.

CHAPTER II THE MYSTERY MAN 25

"Dis am de sebbenth yeah." The Spectacle Man introduces himself. The voice from the wilderness. The visitor gives the Overland Riders a word of advice. Mystified by an appearance and a disappearance.

CHAPTER III HIPPY BOUNCES THE "SHEREEF" 32

Overlanders ordered to leave the mountains at once. Hippy Wingate's smile grows into a frown. A bullet that missed its mark. Grace Harlowe steps on Washington's neck and starts an uproar. A mysterious shot wings the mountaineer.

CHAPTER IV FOOTPRINTS IN THE MOSS 42

The Mystery Man slips away unobserved. The Overlanders led to wonder. Tom Gray utters a warning. Washington gets another scare. The prowler leaves a trail. Revolver shots stir the Overland Riders to action. "That's Grace's weapon!" cries Lieutenant Wingate.

CHAPTER V THE WAY IS BARRED 52

"Halt! Who comes?" Grace Harlowe slightly wounded. Hippy, in search of her, loses himself. Grace tells of her duel in the bush. The Overlanders are sternly halted and ordered to go back. A shot and a command. Hippy's hat is shot off.

CHAPTER VI HIPPY MYSTERIOUSLY DISAPPEARS 61

Overlanders throw up their hands. Nora tweaks a mountaineer's nose, and boxes his ears. Tables turned on a mountain ruffian. A night prowler frightened away by a shot. "Hurry, Grace! Hippy has gone!" cries Elfreda Briggs in a thrilling voice.

CHAPTER VII A VOICE FROM THE SHADOWS 74

The search for Hippy Wingate is begun. Significant trail signs are discovered. Grace Harlowe makes a find. "Hippy's hat!" gasps Miss Briggs. A mysterious message is tossed into the Overland camp at night. The girls are encouraged by a comforting word.

CHAPTER VIII A FRIEND IN NEED 87

Hippy, awakening, finds himself a captive. A grilling ride on horseback. Captors question and threaten their prisoner. Sight of food makes Hippy sad. "Don't make a sound, Lieutenant," warns a friendly voice. "There's a price on your head!"

CHAPTER IX THE POWER OF MIND 99

"I didn't con centrate for nothing," declares Emma Dean. Grace finds and loses the trail. Elfreda fires at a noise. "Cut the gun!" howls Hippy Wingate. "The mountaineers are after us!" Lieutenant Wingate's rescuer advises the party to move at once.

CHAPTER X "THEY'VE GOT THE BOY!" 107

"Two skips an' er jump" to their destination. Washington's howls arouse the Overland camp. The colored boy suddenly disappears. The night vigil of the Overland Riders is broken by a shock.

CHAPTER XI "A MARKED MAN" 114

"Hold your fire!" orders Lieutenant Wingate. Washington Washington flounders into camp. "All this scare for a black nightmare," groans Emma. The "rural free delivery man" makes an early call. Another mystery for the Overland Riders to solve... Continue reading book >>




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