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The Outdoor Girls At Ocean View

OR

THE BOX THAT WAS FOUND IN THE SAND

BY LAURA LEE HOPE

AUTHOR OF "THE OUTDOOR GIRLS OF DEEPDALE," "THE MOVING PICTURE GIRLS," "THE BOBBSEY TWINS," ETC.

ILLUSTRATED

NEW YORK GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS

BOOKS FOR GIRLS

BY LAURA LEE HOPE

12mo. Cloth. Illustrated. Price per volume.

50 cents, postpaid.

=THE OUTDOOR GIRLS SERIES=

THE OUTDOOR GIRLS OF DEEPDALE THE OUTDOOR GIRLS AT RAINBOW LAKE THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN A MOTOR CAR THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN A WINTER CAMP THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN FLORIDA THE OUTDOOR GIRLS AT OCEAN VIEW

=THE MOVING PICTURE GIRLS SERIES=

THE MOVING PICTURE GIRLS AT OAK FARM THE MOVING PICTURE GIRLS SNOW BOUND THE MOVING PICTURE GIRLS UNDER THE PALMS THE MOVING PICTURE GIRLS AT ROCKY RANCH THE MOVING PICTURE GIRLS AT SEA

=THE BOBBSEY TWINS SERIES=

For Little Men and Women

THE BOBBSEY TWINS THE BOBBSEY TWINS IN THE COUNTRY THE BOBBSEY TWINS AT THE SEASHORE THE BOBBSEY TWINS AT SCHOOL THE BOBBSEY TWINS AT SNOW LODGE THE BOBBSEY TWINS ON A HOUSEBOAT THE BOBBSEY TWINS AT MEADOWBROOK

GROSSET & DUNLAP, PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK

COPYRIGHT, 1915, BY

GROSSET & DUNLAP.

THE OUTDOOR GIRLS AT OCEAN VIEW

[Illustration: MOLLIE BROUGHT UP OUT OF THE HOLE A CURIOUS IRON BOX. Page 74.

The Outdoor Girls at Ocean View. ]

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I ANTICIPATIONS 1

II INTERRUPTIONS 9

III PREPARATIONS 17

IV OFF FOR OCEAN VIEW 26

V OLD TIN BACK 36

VI THE BOYS 44

VII THE STORM 53

VIII THE MEN IN THE BOAT 61

IX THE BOX IN THE SAND 69

X CONJECTURES 75

XI THE CIPHER 81

XII THE FALSE BOTTOM 89

XIII THE DIAMOND TREASURE 95

XIV SEEKING CLUES 101

XV A NIGHT ALARM 109

XVI ON THE BEACH 118

XVII ANOTHER ALARM 126

XVIII ANXIOUS DAYS 135

XIX THE PICNIC 146

XX CAUGHT 154

XXI ON THE SCHOONER 163

XXII THE SEARCH 172

XXIII SMUGGLED DIAMONDS 181

XXIV TO THE RESCUE 190

XXV ALL'S WELL CONCLUSION 199

THE OUTDOOR GIRLS AT OCEAN VIEW

CHAPTER I

ANTICIPATIONS

Three girls were strolling down the street, and, as on the occasion when the three fishermen once sailed out to sea, the sun was going down. The golden rays, slanting in from over the western hills that stood back of the little town of Deepdale, struck full in the faces of the maids as they turned a corner, and so bright was the glare that one of them a tall, willowy lass, with a wealth of fluffy, light hair, turned aside with a cry of annoyance.

"Oh, why can't the sun be nice!" she exclaimed, half petulantly.

"What do you want it to do, Grace?" asked a vivacious, dark complexioned sprite next to the complaining one. "Go under a cloud just to suit you?"

"No, my dear, I'm not as fussy as that!"

"Indeed not!" chimed in the third member of the trio, a quiet girl, with thoughtful eyes. "What Grace wants is some nice young fellow to come along with an umbrella, hoist it over her, and invite her in to have a chocolate soda!"

"Why, Amy Blackford! I'll never speak to you again!" gasped the accused one, blushing vividly, the more so as the rays of the setting sun fell upon her face. "All I said was "

"Look!" suddenly interrupted the vivacious member of the small party a party that attracted no little attention, for at the sight of the three pretty girls, strolling arm in arm down the main thoroughfare of the town, more than one person turned for a second look... Continue reading book >>




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