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Up the River

Up the River by Oliver Optic
By: (1822-1897)

Up the River is the sixth and last of “The Great Western Series.” The events of the story occur on the coast of Florida, in the Gulf of Mexico, and on the Mississippi River. The volume and the series close with the return of the hero, by a route not often taken by tourists, to his home in Michigan. His voyaging on the ocean, the Great Lakes, and the Father of Waters, is finished for the present; but the writer believes that his principal character has grown wiser and better since he was first introduced to the reader. He has made mistakes of judgment, but whatever of example and inspiration he may impart to the reader will be that of a true and noble boy, with no vices to disfigure his character, and no low aims to lead him from “the straight and narrow path” of duty.
Dorchester, Mass., June 1, 1881
(Introduction by Author)

First Page:

[Illustration: "The little steamer rushed madly into the opening." Page 293.]

THE GREAT WESTERN SERIES

UP THE RIVER

OR

YACHTING ON THE MISSISSIPPI

BY

OLIVER OPTIC

AUTHOR OF "YOUNG AMERICA ABROAD" "THE ARMY AND NAVY SERIES" "THE WOODVILLE SERIES" "THE STARRY FLAG SERIES" "THE BOAT CLUB STORIES" "THE LAKE SHORE SERIES" "THE UPWARD AND ONWARD SERIES" "THE YACHT CLUB SERIES" "THE RIVERDALE STORIES" ETC.

WITH EIGHT ILLUSTRATIONS

BOSTON LEE AND SHEPARD PUBLISHERS NEW YORK CHARLES T. DILLINGHAM 1882

COPYRIGHT, 1881, BY WILLIAM T. ADAMS.

BOSTON STEREOTYPE FOUNDRY, NO. 4 PEARL STREET.

TO MY YOUNG FRIEND

MINNIE ETHEL ADAMS,

This Book

IS AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED.

THE GREAT WESTERN SERIES.

GOING WEST; OR, THE PERILS OF A POOR BOY.

OUT WEST; OR, ROUGHING IT ON THE GREAT LAKES.

LAKE BREEZES; OR, THE CRUISE OF THE SYLVANIA.

GOING SOUTH; OR, YACHTING ON THE ATLANTIC COAST.

DOWN SOUTH; OR, YACHT ADVENTURES IN FLORIDA.

UP THE RIVER; OR, YACHTING ON THE MISSISSIPPI... Continue reading book >>


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