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The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview   By: (1862-1930)

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[Illustration: THE TAR WAS READY FOR USE.]

THE YOUNG OARSMEN OF LAKEVIEW

By CAPT. RALPH BONEHILL.

Author of "Rival Bicyclists," "Leo, the Circus Boy," Etc.

CHICAGO. M. A. DONOHUE & CO. 407 429 DEARBORN ST.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I. Jerry, Harry, and Blumpo. 5 II. Mrs. Fleming's Runaway Horse. 12 III. Jerry's Bravery. 18 IV. Saving The Sloop. 24 V. Harry Is Rescued. 30 VI. The Single Shell Race. 37 VII. Who Won the Shell Race. 42 VIII. A Prisoner of the Enemy. 47 IX. Tar And Feathers. 54 X. What Towser Did. 60 XI. Off for Hermit Island. 66 XII. An Attack in the Dark. 72 XIII. Jerry's Shot. 77 XIV. The Hermit of the Island. 82 XV. The Hermit's Secret. 88 XVI. An Exciting Chase. 93 XVII. Harry's New Yacht. 98 XVIII. The Robbery of the Rockpoint Hotel. 107 XIX. The Red Valise. 112 XX. The Mishap to the Yacht. 117 XXI. Words and Blows. 124 XXII. Another Boat Race. 131 XXIII. Jerry Starts on a Journey. 139 XXIV. The Work of a Real Hero. 145 XXV. A Fruitless Search. 152 XXVI. Alexander Slocum is Astonished. 159 XXVII. Jerry's Clever Escape. 164 XXVIII. Something About a Tramp. 170 XXIX. Mr. Wakefield Smith Again. 177 XXX. An Unlooked for Adventure. 181 XXXI. Nellie Ardell's Troubles. 186 XXXII. A Crazy Man's Doings. 192 XXXIII. The Little Nobody. 199 XXXIV. Alexander Slocum Shows His Hand. 207 XXXV. A Strange Disappearance 214 XXXVI. Jerry Hears an Astonishing Statement. 221 XXXVII. A Joyous Meeting. 228 XXXVIII. Alexander Slocum is Brought to Book. 236 XXXIX. Harry to the Rescue. 243 XL. A Struggle in the Dark. 251 XLI. A Last Race Good Bye to the Rival Oarsmen. 261

THE YOUNG OARSMEN OF LAKEVIEW.

CHAPTER I.

JERRY, HARRY, AND BLUMPO.

"I'll race you."

"Done! Are you ready?"

"I am."

"Then off we go."

Quicker than it can be related, four oars fell into the water and four sturdy arms bent to the task of sending two beautiful single shell craft skimming over the smooth surface of the lake.

It was a spirited scene, and attracted not a little attention, for both of the contestants were well known.

"Go it, Jerry! You can beat him if you try!"

"Don't let him get ahead, Harry. Keep closer to the shore!"

"How far is the race to be?"

"Up to the big pine tree and back."

"That's a full mile and more. I'll bet on Jerry Upton."

"And I'll bet on Harry Parker. He has more skill than Jerry."

"But Jerry has the muscle."

"There they go, side by side!"

And thus the talking and shouting went on along the lake front. Most of the boys present were members of the Lakeview Boat Club, but there were others of the town there, too, as enthusiastic as the rest... Continue reading book >>




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