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Up The Baltic Young America in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark   By: (1822-1897)

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YOUNG AMERICA ABROAD

UP THE BALTIC

BOSTON LEE & SHEPARD.

YOUNG AMERICA ABROAD SECOND SERIES.

UP THE BALTIC;

OR,

YOUNG AMERICA IN NORWAY, SWEDEN, AND DENMARK.

A STORY OF TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE.

BY WILLIAM T. ADAMS. ( OLIVER OPTIC ),

AUTHOR OF "OUTWARD BOUND," "SHAMROCK AND THISTLE," "RED CROSS," "DIKES AND DITCHES," "PALACE AND COTTAGE," "DOWN THE RHINE," ETC.

BOSTON: LEE AND SHEPARD, PUBLISHERS. NEW YORK: LEE, SHEPARD AND DILLINGHAM, NOS. 47 AND 49 GREENE ST. 1875.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1871, BY WILLIAM T. ADAMS, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

Electrotyped at the Boston Stereotype Foundry, No. 19 Spring Lane.

TO MY EVER CHEERFUL AND GOOD NATURED FRIEND

SHEPARD K. MATTISON,

WHOM I MET FOR THE FIRST TIME AT TROLLHÄTTEN, ON THE GÖTA CANAL, AND WITH WHOM I JOURNEYED THROUGH SWEDEN, RUSSIA, AUSTRIA, SPAIN, AND PORTUGAL,

This Volume

IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED.

YOUNG AMERICA ABROAD. BY OLIVER OPTIC.

A Library of Travel and Adventure in Foreign Lands. First and Second Series; six volumes in each Series. 16mo. Illustrated.

First Series.

I. OUTWARD BOUND ; OR, YOUNG AMERICA AFLOAT. II. SHAMROCK AND THISTLE ; OR, YOUNG AMERICA IN IRELAND AND SCOTLAND. III. RED CROSS ; OR, YOUNG AMERICA IN ENGLAND AND WALES. IV. DIKES AND DITCHES ; OR, YOUNG AMERICA IN HOLLAND AND BELGIUM. V. PALACE AND COTTAGE ; OR, YOUNG AMERICA IN FRANCE AND SWITZERLAND. VI. DOWN THE RHINE ; OR, YOUNG AMERICA IN GERMANY.

Second Series.

I. UP THE BALTIC ; OR, YOUNG AMERICA IN NORWAY, SWEDEN, AND DENMARK. II. NORTHERN LANDS ; OR, YOUNG AMERICA IN RUSSIA AND PRUSSIA. In preparation. III. CROSS AND CRESCENT ; OR, YOUNG AMERICA IN TURKEY AND GREECE. In preparation. IV. SUNNY SHORES ; OR, YOUNG AMERICA IN ITALY AND AUSTRIA. In preparation. V. VINE AND OLIVE ; OR, YOUNG AMERICA IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL. In preparation. VI. ISLES OF THE SEA ; OR, YOUNG AMERICA HOMEWARD BOUND. In preparation.

PREFACE.

UP THE BALTIC, the first volume of the second series of "YOUNG AMERICA ABROAD," like its predecessors, is a record of what was seen and done by the young gentlemen of the Academy Squadron on its second voyage to Europe, embracing its stay in the waters of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. Agreeably to the announcement made in the concluding volume of the first series, the author spent the greater portion of last year in Europe. His sole object in going abroad was to obtain the material for the present series of books, and in carrying out his purpose, he visited every country to which these volumes relate, and, he hopes, properly fitted himself for the work he has undertaken.

In the preparation of UP THE BALTIC, the writer has used, besides his own note books, the most reliable works he could obtain at home and in Europe, and he believes his geographical, historical, and political matter is correct, and as full as could be embodied in a story. He has endeavored to describe the appearance of the country, and the manners and customs of the people, so as to make them interesting to young readers. For this purpose these descriptions are often interwoven with the story, or brought out in the comments of the boys of the squadron.

The story is principally the adventures of the crew of the second cutter, who attempted "an independent excursion without running away," which includes the career of a young Englishman, spoiled by his mother's indulgence, and of a Norwegian waif, picked up by the squadron in the North Sea.

The author is encouraged to enter upon this second series by the remarkable and unexpected success which attended the publication of the first series... Continue reading book >>




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