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Tom Slade on Mystery Trail   By: (1876-1950)

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TOM SLADE

ON MYSTERY TRAIL

BY

PERCY KEESE FITZHUGH

Author of

TOM SLADE, BOY SCOUT, TOM SLADE AT TEMPLE CAMP, ROY BLAKELEY, ETC.

ILLUSTRATED BY

R. EMMETT OWEN

Published with the approval of

THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

GROSSET & DUNLAP

PUBLISHERS :: NEW YORK

Made in the United States of America

COPYRIGHT, 1921, BY

GROSSET & DUNLAP

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I THE THREE SCOUTS 1

II ANOTHER SCOUT 4

III THE "ALL BUT" SCOUT 10

IV HERVEY LEARNS SOMETHING 15

V WHAT'S IN A NAME? 26

VI THE EAGLE AND THE SCOUT 31

VII THE STREAK OF RED 35

VIII EAGLE AND SCOUT 38

IX TO INTRODUCE ORESTES 44

X OFF WITH THE OLD LOVE, ON WITH THE NEW 48

XI OFF ON A NEW TACK 57

XII AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT 62

XIII THE STRANGE TRACKS 67

XIV HERVEY'S TRIUMPH 72

XV SKINNY'S TRIUMPH 77

XVI IN DUTCH 83

XVII HERVEY GOES HIS WAY 91

XVIII THE DAY BEFORE 96

XIX THE GALA DAY 102

XX UNCLE JEB 109

XXI THE FULL SALUTE 113

XXII TOM RUNS THE SHOW 119

XXIII PEE WEE SETTLES IT 123

XXIV THE RED STREAK 132

XXV THE PATH OF GLORY 141

XXVI MYSTERIOUS MARKS 147

XXVII THE GREATER MYSTERY 152

XXVIII WATCHFUL WAITING 156

XXIX THE WANDERING MINSTREL 161

XXX HERVEY MAKES A PROMISE 169

XXXI SHERLOCK NOBODY HOLMES 175

XXXII THE BEGINNING OF THE JOURNEY 179

XXXIII THE CLIMB 185

XXXIV THE RESCUE 188

CHAPTER THE LAST. Y EXTRA! Y EXTRA! Y EXTRA! 194

TOM SLADE

ON MYSTERY TRAIL

CHAPTER I

THE THREE SCOUTS

At Temple Camp you may hear the story told of how Llewellyn, scout of the first class, and Orestes, winner of the merit badges for architecture and for music, were by their scouting skill and lore instrumental in solving a mystery and performing a great good turn.

You may hear how these deft and cunning masters of the wood and the water circumvented the well laid plans of evil men and coƶperated with their brother scouts in a good scout stunt, which brought fame to the quiet camp community in its secluded hills.

For one, as you shall see, is the bulliest tracker that ever picked his way down out of a tangled wilderness and through field and over hill straight to his goal.

And the other is a famous gatherer of clews, losing sight of no significant trifle, as the scout saying is, and a star scout into the bargain, if we are to believe Pee wee Harris. I am not so sure that the ten merit badges of bugling, craftsmanship, architecture, aviation, carpentry, camping, forestry, music, pioneering and signaling should be awarded this sprightly scout (for Pee wee is as liberal with awards as he is with gum drops). But there can be no question as to the propriety of the music and architecture awards, and I think that the aviation award would be quite appropriate also... Continue reading book >>




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