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The Launch Boys' Adventures in Northern Waters   By: (1840-1916)

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THE LAUNCH BOYS SERIES

THE LAUNCH BOYS ADVENTURES IN NORTHERN WATERS

THE LAUNCH BOYS SERIES

Timely and fascinating stories of adventure on the water, accurate in detail and intensely interesting in narration.

By EDWARD S. ELLIS

First Volume THE LAUNCH BOYS' CRUISE IN THE DEERFOOT

Second Volume THE LAUNCH BOYS' ADVENTURES IN NORTHERN WATERS

The Launch Boys series is bound in uniform style of cloth with side and back stamped with new and appropriate design in colors. Illustrated by Burton Donnel Hughes.

Price, single volume $0.60 Price, per set of two volumes, in attractive box $1.20

[Illustration: NONE SUSPECTED THE MEANING OF WHAT THEY SAW]

THE LAUNCH BOYS SERIES

THE LAUNCH BOYS' ADVENTURES IN NORTHERN WATERS

By EDWARD S. ELLIS

Author of "The Flying Boys Series," "Deerfoot Series," etc., etc.

Illustrated by BURTON DONNEL HUGHES

The John C. Winston Company Philadelphia

Copyright, 1912, by The John C. Winston Company

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I. A Proposal and an Acceptance 9 II. The Scout of the Kennebec 19 III. At the Inlet 29 IV. A STRANGE RACE 40 V. The Loser of the Race 51 VI. A Warm Reception 62 VII. Science versus Strength 72 VIII. The Lone Guest 83 IX. A Break Down 93 X. At Beartown 104 XI. At the Post Office in Beartown 115 XII. Hostesses and Guests 126 XIII. An Incident on Shipboard 137 XIV. "The Night Shall be Filled with Music" 147 XV. A Knock at the Door 155 XVI. Visitors of the Night 166 XVII. "Tall Oaks from Little Acorns Grow" 177 XVIII. A Clever Trick 188 XIX. In the Nick of Time 198 XX. "I Piped and Ye Danced" 208 XXI. How It Was Done 219 XXII. A Startling Discovery 230 XXIII. Through the Fog 242 XXIV. Bad for Mike Murphy 252 XXV. What Saved Mike 263 XXVI. The Good Samaritans 273 XXVII. An Unwelcome Caller 284 XXVIII. Plucking a Brand From the Burning 296 XXIX. "The Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" 307 XXX. A Through Ticket to Home 318 XXXI. Gathering Up the Ravelled Threads 329

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

PAGE NONE SUSPECTED THE MEANING OF WHAT THEY SAW Frontispiece LIKE A SWALLOW SKIMMING CLOSE TO THE SURFACE. 233 "GIVE ME YOUR HAND ON THAT." 292

THE LAUNCH BOYS' ADVENTURES IN NORTHERN WATERS

CHAPTER I

A PROPOSAL AND AN ACCEPTANCE

Alvin Landon and Chester Haynes were having a merry time in the home of Mike Murphy, when a servant knocked and made known that a caller was awaiting Alvin in the handsome bungalow belonging to his father. I have told you how the boys hurried thither, wondering who he could be, and how they were astonished to find him the "man in gray," who had become strangely mixed up in their affairs during the preceding few days... Continue reading book >>




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