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The Wonder Island Boys: Treasures of the Islands   By: (1860-)

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THE WONDER ISLAND BOYS

by

ROGER T. FINLAY

A new series of books, each complete in itself, relating the remarkable experiences of two boys and a man, who are cast upon an island in the South Seas with absolutely nothing but the clothing they wore. By the exercise of their ingenuity they succeed in fashioning clothing, tools and weapons and not only do they train nature's forces to work for them but they subdue and finally civilize neighboring savage tribes. The books contain two thousand items of interest that every boy ought to know.

THE WONDER ISLAND BOYS The Castaways

THE WONDER ISLAND BOYS Exploring the Island

THE WONDER ISLAND BOYS The Mysteries of the Caverns

THE WONDER ISLAND BOYS The Tribesmen

THE WONDER ISLAND BOYS The Capture and Pursuit

THE WONDER ISLAND BOYS The Conquest of the Savages

THE WONDER ISLAND BOYS Adventures on Strange Islands

THE WONDER ISLAND BOYS Treasures of the Islands

Large 12mo, cloth. Many illustrations. 60 cents per vol., postpaid.

PUBLISHED BY THE NEW YORK BOOK COMPANY 147 FOURTH AVENUE NEW YORK

TREASURES OF THE ISLANDS

[Illustration: " The scout from the rear now came in with a leap " [See p. 27]]

THE WONDER ISLAND BOYS

TREASURES OF THE ISLANDS

by

ROGER T. FINLAY

Illustrated

[Illustration]

The New York Book Company New York Copyright, 1915, by The New York Book Company

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I. THE PECULIAR SIGNALS Page 15

The doleful sound. The Alma Perdita. "Cry of the Lost Soul." John, Uraso and Muro listening to the signals of the enemies. The night watch. Stalking. The answering cry. The Konotos. Sacrificial feasts. The dark of the moon. Its significance. The language of birds and animals. Their meaning. Discovery of cannibals. The telltale bone. Evidence of more than one tribe. Strange customs. Sacrifices of ancient times. Mexican rites. Superstitions. Previous history of the boys. Varney, Uraso and Muro. The Professor. The wreck and adventures. John's search for records, and inscriptions. Mysterious happenings. Waiting for morning. The plan outlined. The days of the sacrifices. Determine to prevent the killing of captives. Discovery of the natives in vicinity. Investigating the hills.

II. THE SAVAGES ON THE HILL Page 26

John's instructions. John and Muro scouting. The natives intercepting Uraso. Preparing to resist the attack. The signaling instrument. A shot. A hurried report from the scout. Sending a messenger to Muro. The puzzled natives. Muro attacked. Marching east. Muro in danger. Making a demonstration. The weird drums. The ambush. The approach of the natives. The attempt to be friendly. The Chief's refusal. The appearance of Uraso. Uraso's ruse. The savages confounded. Muro surrounded. His escape. The savages retreating. Muro's story. Muro's efforts to make friends of the natives. Driving them from the woods. The sea of the east. The runner to the landing. The peculiar drums. The Marimba. The mountain deer.

III. CAPTURE OF THE VILLAGE Page 38

The trying time at night. No selfishness in education. The evening talks. Astronomy and early humanity. Savage rites determined and carried out by the signs of the stars. The Zodiac. Its origin. The universal superstitions. A common origin. The continents. The theory of a mid Atlantean continent. The theory of the joined continents... Continue reading book >>




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