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The Secret Wireless or, The Spy Hunt of the Camp Brady Patrol   By: (1878-1963)

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In "The Secret Wireless or, The Spy Hunt of the Camp Brady Patrol," Lewis E. Theiss takes readers on an adrenaline-filled journey into the world of espionage and adventure. Set during World War I, this captivating novel follows the thrilling escapades of a group of young scouts known as the Camp Brady Patrol.

The narrative revolves around the discovery of a hidden wireless station within the idyllic surrounds of Camp Brady. As the Patrol stumbles upon this mysterious setup, it becomes evident that spies are operating right under their noses. With their keen sense of duty, the boys vow to uncover the truth and protect their country from these treacherous infiltrators.

Theiss expertly crafts a plot brimming with suspense and intrigue. Each chapter unfolds with precision, revealing clues that propel the reader forward, engrossed in the Patrol's relentless pursuit of justice. The author skillfully creates an atmosphere of tension, keeping readers on the edge of their seats as the young scouts face one perilous situation after another.

What truly sets this book apart is the way in which Theiss portrays the Camp Brady Patrol. The characters are remarkably well-developed, allowing readers to connect with their struggles, triumphs, and growth. Each scout brings a unique set of skills to the table, making them a commendable force to be reckoned with. Their camaraderie and unwavering determination to protect their country serve as an inspiring example for readers of all ages.

Moreover, Theiss seamlessly weaves historical elements into the narrative, providing an educational backdrop for the story. Through vivid descriptions and well-researched details, he offers a glimpse into the challenging times of war and highlights the sacrifices made by ordinary citizens during that tumultuous era.

The author's writing style is direct and accessible, making this book an enjoyable read for both younger and older audiences. Though primarily targeted towards middle-grade readers, the intricate plot and relatable characters will undoubtedly captivate readers of any age group.

"The Secret Wireless or, The Spy Hunt of the Camp Brady Patrol" is an enthralling tale that combines history, adventure, and patriotism into a well-crafted narrative. With its diverse range of characters, heart-pounding moments, and valuable life lessons, this book is certain to leave a lasting impression on readers. Lewis E. Theiss proves himself to be a talented storyteller, able to entertain and educate simultaneously. Whether you are a fan of thrilling adventures or historical fiction, this book comes highly recommended.

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THE SECRET WIRELESS

or

The Spy Hunt of the Camp Brady Patrol

by

LEWIS E. THEISS

Illustrated by Frank T. Merrill

[Frontispiece: no caption]

W. A. Wilde Company Boston Chicago Copyrighted, 1918, by W. A. Wilde Company All rights reserved

THE SECRET WIRELESS

To

WALTER K. RHODES, A.M., E.E.,

PROFESSOR OF ELECTRO TECHNICS IN BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY,

TO WHOSE KINDLY HELPFULNESS IS DUE WHATEVER OF TECHNICAL MERIT THERE MAY BE IN THIS AND COMPANION STORIES OF THE "WIRELESS,"

This Book is Dedicated

Contents

I. WHAT CAME OF HENRY'S IDEA II. HENRY OVERCOMES AN OBSTACLE III. THE WIRELESS PATROL PREPARES FOR ACTION IV. THE SCENE OF ACTION V. THE MESSAGE IN CIPHER VI. A NEW DANGER POINT VII. CONFUSION WORSE CONFOUNDED VIII. WHERE MONEY TALKED IX. A FRESH START X. THE PURSUIT IN THE DARK XI. AN UNSUCCESSFUL SEARCH XII. ANOTHER OBSTACLE XIII. WHAT HENRY DISCOVERED XIV. THE RIDDLE SOLVED XV. ANOTHER MYSTERY UNRAVELED XVI. AN UNEXPECTED MESSAGE XVII. A CHANGE IN CIPHERS XVIII. TOO LATE XIX. THE ENEMY ESCAPES XX. A CLUE FROM THE AIR XXI. THE CAPTURE OF THE SPIES XXII. A TASK ACCOMPLISHED

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The Secret Wireless

CHAPTER I

WHAT CAME OF HENRY'S IDEA

Henry Harper was sitting in the doorway of the workshop in his father's back yard, where the Camp Brady Wireless Club made their headquarters... Continue reading book >>




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