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Tom Slade's Double Dare   By: (1876-1950)

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[Illustration: HERVEY FIXED HIS EYES UPON THE ONE REMAINING LIGHT AND RAN WITH UTTER DESPERATION. Tom Slade's Double Dare. Frontispiece Page 40]

TOM SLADE'S DOUBLE DARE

BY PERCY KEESE FITZHUGH

Author of TOM SLADE, BOY SCOUT, TOM SLADE AT BLACK LAKE, 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, 1922, BY GROSSET & DUNLAP

The life of a scout is bold, so bold, His adventures have never been told, been told. His legs they are bare, And he won't take a dare, The life of a scout is bold.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I THE LIGHT GOES OUT 1 II THE BRIDGE 10 III AN IMPORTANT MISSION 14 IV THE TREE 21 V WIN OR LOSE 26 VI SHADOWS OF THE NIGHT 33 VII THE LIGHT THAT FAILED 37 VIII ALMOST 44 IX THE HERO 51 X PROVEN A SCOUT 57 XI THE NEW SCOUT 63 XII THE GRAY ROADSTER 68 XIII THE UNKNOWN TRAIL 74 XIV ON THE SUMMIT 80 XV A SCOUT IS THOROUGH 85 XVI THE WANDERING MINSTREL 90 XVII TOM'S INTEREST AROUSED 97 XVIII TRIUMPH AND 101 XIX HERVEY SHOWS HIS COLORS 104 XX TOM ADVISES GOLIATH 116 XXI WORDS 123 XXII ACTION 130 XXIII THE MONSTER 133 XXIV GILBERT'S DISCOVERY 140 XXV A VOICE IN THE DARK 145 XXVI LOVE ME, LOVE MY DOG 151 XXVII TOM LEARNS SOMETHING 157 XXVIII THE BLACK SHEEP 164 XXIX STUNTS AND STUNTS 169 XXX THE DOUBLE DARE 173 XXXI THE COURT IN SESSION 181 XXXII OVER THE TOP 187 XXXIII QUESTIONS 198 XXXIV THE MESSAGE 205 XXXV THE HERO 209 XXXVI HARLOWE'S STORY 213

TOM SLADE'S DOUBLE DARE

CHAPTER I

THE LIGHT GOES OUT

If it were not for the very remarkable part played by the scouts in this strange business, perhaps it would have been just as well if the whole matter had been allowed to die when the newspaper excitement subsided. Singularly enough, that part of the curious drama which unfolded itself at Temple Camp is the very part which was never material for glaring headlines.

The main occurrence is familiar enough to the inhabitants of the neighborhood about the scout camp, but the sequel has never been told, for scouts do not seek notoriety, and the quiet woodland community in its sequestered hills is as remote from the turmoil and gossip of the world as if it were located at the North Pole.

But I know the story of Aaron Harlowe from beginning to end, and the part that Tom Slade played in it, and all the latter history of Goliath, as they called him... Continue reading book >>




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