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[Illustration: SHE WAS UNCONSCIOUS WHEN THEY LIFTED HER OUT. Ruth Fielding at Lighthouse Point. Page 78]

RUTH FIELDING AT LIGHTHOUSE POINT

OR

NITA, THE GIRL CASTAWAY

BY

ALICE B. EMERSON

Author of Ruth Fielding of The Red Mill, Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall etc.

ILLUSTRATED

NEW YORK

CUPPLES & LEON COMPANY

PUBLISHERS

Books for Girls

By ALICE B. EMERSON

RUTH FIELDING SERIES

12mo. Cloth. Illustrated.

RUTH FIELDING OF THE RED MILL Or, Jasper Parloe's Secret.

RUTH FIELDING AT BRIARWOOD HALL Or, Solving the Campus Mystery.

RUTH FIELDING AT SNOW CAMP Or, Lost in the Backwoods.

RUTH FIELDING AT LIGHTHOUSE POINT Or, Nita, the Girl Castaway.

RUTH FIELDING AT SILVER RANCH Or, Schoolgirls Among the Cowboys.

Cupples & Leon Co., Publishers, New York.

Copyright, 1913, by

Cupples & Leon Company

Ruth Fielding at Lighthouse Point

Printed in U.S.A.

CONTENTS

Chapter Page I AN INITIATION 1 II THE FOX AT WORK 9 III ON LAKE OSAGO 16 IV TROUBLE AT THE RED MILL 24 V THE TINTACKER MINE 32 VI UNCLE JABEZ AT HIS WORST 42 VII THE SIGNAL GUN 49 VIII THE LIFEBOAT IS LAUNCHED 57 IX THE GIRL IN THE RIGGING 64 X THE DOUBLE CHARGE 72 XI THE STORY OF THE CASTAWAY 80 XII BUSY IZZY IN A NEW ASPECT 90 XIII CRAB PROVES TO BE OF THE HARDSHELL VARIETY 97 XIV THE TRAGIC INCIDENT IN A FISHING EXCURSION 103 XV TOM CAMERON TO THE RESCUE 114 XVI RUTH'S SECRET 120 XVII WHAT WAS IN THE NEWSPAPER 128 XVIII ANOTHER NIGHT ADVENTURE 137 XIX THE GOBLINS' GAMBOL 145 XX "WHAR'S MY JANE ANN?" 153 XXI CRAB MAKES HIS DEMAND 162 XXII THIMBLE ISLAND 171 XXIII MAROONED 179 XXIV PLUCKY MOTHER PURLING 187 XXV WHAT JANE ANN WANTED 196

RUTH FIELDING AT LIGHTHOUSE POINT

CHAPTER I

AN INITIATION

A brown dusk filled the long room, for although the windows were shrouded thickly and no lamp burned, some small ray of light percolated from without and made dimly visible the outlines of the company there gathered.

The low, quavering notes of an organ sighed through the place. There was the rustle and movement of a crowd. To the neophyte, who had been brought into the hall with eyes bandaged, it all seemed very mysterious and awe inspiring.

Now she was set in a raised place and felt that before her was the company of masked and shrouded figures, in scarlet dominoes like those worn by the two guards who had brought her from the anteroom. The bandage was whisked from her eyes; but she could see nothing of her surroundings, nor of the company before which she stood.

"Candidate!" spoke a hollow, mysterious voice somewhere in the gloom, yet sounding so close to her ear that she started. "Candidate! you stand before the membership body of the S. B.'s. You are as yet unknown to them and they unknown to you. If you enter the secret association of the S. B.'s you must throw off and despise forever all ties of a like character... Continue reading book >>




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