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The Newsboy Partners Or Who Was Dick Box? by Frank V. Webster

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The Newsboy Partners

Or

Who Was Dick Box?

BY

FRANK V. WEBSTER

AUTHOR OF "ONLY A FARM BOY," "BOB THE CASTAWAY," "THE BOY FROM THE RANCH," "THE YOUNG TREASURE HUNTER," ETC.

ILLUSTRATED

NEW YORK

CUPPLES & LEON COMPANY

PUBLISHERS

BOOKS FOR BOYS

By FRANK V. WEBSTER

12mo. Illustrated. Bound in cloth.

ONLY A FARM BOY, Or Dan Hardy's Rise in Life

TOM THE TELEPHONE BOY, Or The Mystery of a Message

THE BOY FROM THE RANCH, Or Roy Bradner's City Experiences

THE YOUNG TREASURE HUNTER, Or Fred Stanley's Trip to Alaska

BOB THE CASTAWAY, Or The Wreck of the Eagle

THE YOUNG FIREMEN OF LAKEVILLE, Or Herbert Dare's Pluck

THE NEWSBOY PARTNERS, Or Who Was Dick Box?

THE BOY PILOT OF THE LAKES, Or Nat Morton's Perils

TWO BOY GOLD MINERS, Or Lost in the Mountains

JACK THE RUNAWAY, Or On the Road with a Circus

Cupples & Leon Co., Publishers, New York

Copyright, 1909, by

CUPPLES & LEON COMPANY

THE NEWSBOY PARTNERS

Printed in U. S. A.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I. JIMMY IS IN LUCK II. JIMMY IS OUT OF LUCK III. A BOX FOR A BED IV. THE NEW BOY V. DICK'S NEW NAME VI. JIMMY ACTS AS NURSE VII. JIMMY CONSIDERS MATTERS VIII. DIM RECOLLECTIONS IX. THE NEWSBOY PARTNERS X. AN ENCOUNTER WITH CONROY XI. PLANNING A TRICK XII. DICK BECOMES A TEACHER XIII. BULLDOG QUESTIONS DICK XIV. JIMMY'S FURTHER PROGRESS XV. PATCHING PENNIES XVI. THE DOCTOR'S VERDICT XVII. AN OFFER OF A STAND XVIII. BULLDOG THREATENS DICK XIX. JIMMY TO THE RESCUE XX. DICK IS ILL XXI. JIMMY IN TROUBLE XXII. MR. CROSSCRAB IS ROBBED XXIII. BACK AT BUSINESS XXIV. MR. CROSSCRAB'S VISIT XXV. WHO DICK BOX WAS CONCLUSION

ILLUSTRATIONS

"Cheese it! De cop!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frontispiece

"Where am I?" asked the strange boy

"We'll begin on the letters," said Dick

"Didn't youse run away from home?"

THE NEWSBOY PARTNERS

CHAPTER I

JIMMY IS IN LUCK

"Wuxtry! Wuxtry! Full account of de big f i r e! Here ye are! Wuxtry! Woild, Joinal, Sun, Telegram ! Here ye are, mister! Git de latest wuxtry! Wuxtry! Wuxtry!"

Jimmy Small was only one of a dozen newsboys crying the same thing in City Hall Park, New York. The lads, ragged little chaps, were rushing at all in whom they saw possible customers, thrusting the papers in their very faces, a fierce rivalry taking place whenever two of the boys reached the same man at the same time. But of all who cried none shouted louder than this same Jimmy Small, and none was more active in rushing here and there with papers.

"Wuxtry! Wuxtry!" yelled Jimmy, for that was how he and the other boys pronounced the word "Extra."

"What's the extra about?" asked a well dressed man, stopping Jimmy.

"Wuxtry! Big fire! Dozen people burned to death! Here ye are! Wuxtry! Full account of de big f i r e!"

Jimmy could not stop long to talk. He must sell papers. He snatched one from the bundle under his arm, thrust it into the man's hand, took the nickel the customer gave him, handed the man four pennies in change, and all the while was yelling at the top of his voice his war cry:

"Wuxtry! Wuxtry!"

Jimmy had secured his bunch of papers from one of the delivery wagons on Park Row Newspaper Row, as it is sometimes called. He had dashed across the park toward Broadway, selling as he ran. He wanted to reach a certain corner at Broadway and Barclay Street, where he could be sure of finding many customers who would buy papers on their way to take the ferry over to New Jersey. Jimmy usually made that corner his headquarters.

As he hurried on he was stopped several times by men who, attracted by his loud shouts, wanted to buy papers to see what the extra was about. As it happened, there had been a disastrous fire in New York that day in which a number of per

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