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THE MOVING PICTURE BOYS ON THE COAST

Or Showing Up the Perils of the Deep

by

VICTOR APPLETON

Author of "The Tom Swift Series," "The Moving Picture Boys," "The Moving Picture Boys in the West," Etc.

Illustrated

[Illustration: Blake & Joe, leaving their automatic camera working, aided in the work of rescue. Page 193.]

New York Grosset & Dunlap Publishers

BOOKS BY VICTOR APPLETON

THE MOVING PICTURE BOYS SERIES 12mo. Illustrated. Price, per volume, 40 cents, postpaid

THE MOVING PICTURE BOYS THE MOVING PICTURE BOYS IN THE WEST THE MOVING PICTURE BOYS ON THE COAST THE MOVING PICTURE BOYS IN THE JUNGLE THE MOVING PICTURE BOYS IN EARTHQUAKE LAND

THE TOM SWIFT SERIES 12mo. Illustrated. Price, per volume, 40 cents, postpaid

TOM SWIFT AND HIS MOTOR CYCLE TOM SWIFT AND HIS MOTOR BOAT TOM SWIFT AND HIS AIRSHIP TOM SWIFT AND HIS SUBMARINE BOAT TOM SWIFT AND HIS ELECTRIC RUNABOUT TOM SWIFT AND HIS ELECTRIC RIFLE TOM SWIFT AND HIS SKY RACER TOM SWIFT IN THE CAVES OF ICE TOM SWIFT AMONG THE DIAMOND MAKERS TOM SWIFT AND HIS WIRELESS MESSAGE TOM SWIFT IN THE CITY OF GOLD TOM SWIFT AND HIS AIR GLIDER TOM SWIFT IN CAPTIVITY TOM SWIFT AND HIS WIZARD CAMERA TOM SWIFT AND HIS GREAT SEARCHLIGHT TOM SWIFT AND HIS GIANT CANNON

GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS NEW YORK

Copyright, 1913, by Grosset & Dunlap

THE MOVING PICTURE BOYS ON THE COAST

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I AN UNEXPECTED ATTACK 1 II A DARING RAID 12 III THE PURSUIT 23 IV BACK TO BIG B 29 V A NEW KIND OF DRAMA 40 VI ON THE COAST 46 VII AT THE LIGHTHOUSE 56 VIII BLAKE LEARNS A SECRET 62 IX AT PRACTICE 71 X TO SAN FRANCISCO 79 XI A STRANGE CHARGE 87 XII ON A LONG VOYAGE 93 XIII A MIMIC FIRE 101 XIV ATTACKED BY A SWORDFISH 111 XV SUSPICIOUS ACTIONS 119 XVI JOE SUSPECTS SOMETHING 127 XVII AFTER THE WRECKERS 134 XVIII FAILURE 144 XIX ON THE TRAIL 151 XX THE DISCOVERY 158 XXI THE CAPTURE 164 XXII A LIFE GUARD'S ALARM 171 XXIII THE DOOMED VESSEL 181 XXIV OUT OF THE WRECK 187 XXV A NEW QUEST 201

THE MOVING PICTURE BOYS ON THE COAST

CHAPTER I

AN UNEXPECTED ATTACK

"Well, Blake, it doesn't seem possible that we have succeeded; does it?" and the lad who asked the question threw one leg over the saddle of his pony, to ride side fashion for a while, as a rest and change.

"No, Joe, it doesn't," answered another youth. "But we sure have got some dandy films in those boxes!" and he looked back on some laden burros that were following the cow ponies across a stretch of Arizona desert.

"Well, all I've got to say," remarked the cowboy, the third member of the trio; "is that taking moving pictures is about as strenuous work as rounding up or branding cattle."

"I guess you don't quite believe that, Hank; do you?" asked Blake Stewart. "You haven't seen us work so very hard; have you?"

"Work hard? I should say I have," answered Hank Selby. "Why, the time those Indians charged our cave, and Joe and I, and Munson and his crowd were getting ready to fire point blank at them, there you stood, with bullets whizzing near you more than once, grinding away at the handle of your moving picture camera as hard as you could. Hard work huh!"

"But we got the films," declared Blake, not caring to go too deeply into an argument. "And I'm anxious to see how they will develop."

"So am I," declared Joe. "I wonder what will be next on the program?"

"Why, you're going to look for your father; aren't you, Joe your father whom you haven't seen since you were a little chap whom you can't even remember?" and Blake looked sharply at his chum and partner, Joe Duncan... Continue reading book >>




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