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Sergeant Silk the Prairie Scout   By: (1859-1934)

Sergeant Silk the Prairie Scout by Robert Leighton

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SERGEANT SILK

A New Series of Popular Books for Boys and Girls

THE WARWICK REWARDS.

Price 2s. each.

TITLES FOR BOYS.

THE TREASURES OF ASSHUR Oswald Dallas THE SECRET OF THE SWORD Draycott M. Dell THE LUCK OF ST. BONIFACE L. P. Douthwaite THE LIFE OF THE SCHOOL R. A. H. Goodyear HIS BROTHER AT ST. CONCORD'S R. A. H. Goodyear TODDY NOTT, SCHOOLBOY Alfred Judd THE PERILS OF PETERKIN Robert Leighton SERGEANT SILK Robert Leighton THE BRAVEST BOY IN THE CAMP Robert Leighton THE CLEVEREST CHAP IN THE SCHOOL Robert Leighton THE TREASURE HUNTERS John Mackie BULLY, FAG AND HERO Charles J. Mansford PREFECT AND FAG Charles J. Mansford THE BOY SKIPPER W. C. Metcalfe AFTER SCHOOL Robert Overton

TITLES FOR GIRLS.

KITTY LANDON'S GIRLHOOD J. Armstrong POLLY OF LADY GAY COTTAGE Emma C. Dowd THE STRAWBERRY GIRLS Helen M. Duffus THE NEW GIRL AT ST. MALTBY Jessie Leckie Herbertson THREE BOLD EXPLORERS Ida Gandy A HANDFUL OF REBELS Raymond Jacberns UNCLE HAL Lady Macalister THE GIRLS OF ST. BEDE'S Geraldine Mockler THE COMING OF CARLINA L. E. Tiddeman THE ADVENTURES OF JASMIN L. E. Tiddeman TRIXY AND HER TRIO L. E. Tiddeman THE FORTUNES OF JOYCE L. E. Tiddeman A REBEL AT SCHOOL May Wynne ANGELA GOES TO SCHOOL May Wynne THE SECRET OF CARRICK SCHOOL May Wynne

[Frontispiece: uncaptioned picture illustrating scene in Chap. IV (Sergeant Silk with prisoner galloping away from brush fire)]

SERGEANT SILK THE PRAIRIE SCOUT

by

ROBERT LEIGHTON

Author of "The Cleverest Chap in the School," "The Bravest Boy in the Camp," etc.

Jarrolds Publishers (London) Ltd.

CONTENTS

CHAP. PAGE

I 'LIKE A DESTITUTE TRAMP' 9

II THE BAG OF GOLD 20

III THE MYSTERY OF GREY WOLF FOREST 33

IV THE FUGITIVE AND HIS PURSUER 55

V NICK BY NIGHT 75

VI THE SURPRISE VISIT 92

VII LOCOMOTIVE 99 105

VIII THREE MOOSE CROSSING 115

IX RED DERRICK 129

X THE OUTSIDE PASSENGERS 141

XI MAPLE LEAF'S SCAR 156

XII A PERILOUS MOMENT 169

XIII THE MAN WHO WAS GLAD 189

XIV IN THE POWER OF HIS PRISONER 198

XV THE GREAT JAM AT STONE PINE RAPIDS 209

XVI THE MAN THAT THE WOLVES SPARED 221

SERGEANT SILK

CHAPTER I

'LIKE A DESTITUTE TRAMP'

"If you ask me, there's nothing like riding across the open prairie for quickening a fellow's eyesight," remarked the Honourable Percy Rapson, breaking a long spell of silence. "There's so little to be seen, anyhow, except the grass and the flowers, that he's bound to catch sight of anything unusual."

Sergeant Silk smiled at his companion's boyish enthusiasm for the open air life of the plains. Percy had been sent out to Western Canada to learn farming, but there was no doubt that he was learning a lot that had no direct connection with agriculture. Owing largely to his friendship with Sergeant Silk, of the North West Mounted Police, he was learning to be manly and self reliant, and he was beginning to know so much scout craft that his remark concerning the quickening of his powers of observation was quite justified.

"That is so," the sergeant acknowledged. "The prairie teaches you a lot... Continue reading book >>




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