The Rover Boys on the Great Lakes; Or, The Secret of the Island Cave

The Rover Boys on the Great Lakes; Or, The Secret of the Island Cave

Edward Stratemeyer

Children's Books / Young Adult / Crime

"Dick, do you notice how the wind is freshening?" "Yes, Sam, I\'ve been watching it for ten minutes. I think we are in for a storm." "Exactly my idea, and I shouldn\'t be surprised if it proved a heavy one, too. How far are we from shore?" "Not over three miles, to my reckoning." "Perhaps we had better turn back," and Sam Rover, the youngest of the three Rover brothers, shook his head doubtfully. "Oh, I reckon we\'ll be safe enough," responded Dick Rover, who was several years older. "I know more about sailing a yacht than I did when we followed up the Baxters on the Atlantic Ocean." "The poor Baxters!" put in Tom Rover, who stood close by, also watching the wind, and the heavy clouds rolling up from the westward. "Who ever supposed that they would be buried alive in that landslide on the mountain in Colorado?" "It was a terrible fate," came, with a shudder, from Dick Rover. "But, nevertheless, I am glad we are rid of those rascals. They caused father and us trouble enough, goodness knows." "And they brought trouble enough to Dora Stanhope and her mother, too," observed Sam. "By the way, Dick, weren\'t Dora and her mother going to take a trip on these lakes this summer?" "Of course Dora was," put in Tom, with a sly wink. "If she wasn\'t, what do you suppose would bring Dick here? He got a letter only last week—" "Oh, stow it, Tom!" cried the elder Rover, his face growing red. "You wanted to take a trip on the Great Lakes as much as anybody—said you wouldn\'t like anything better, and told all the fellows at Putnam Hall so, too." "Well, I don\'t know as I would like anything better," rattled on Tom. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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The Mystery at Putnam Hall: The School Chums Strange Discovery

The Mystery at Putnam Hall: The School Chums' Strange Discovery

Edward Stratemeyer

Children's Books / Young Adult / Crime

INTRODUCTION My Dear Boys: This story is complete in itself, but forms the sixth volume in a line issued under the general title of "Putnam Hall Series." As mentioned several times, this line was started because many young folks wanted to know what happened at Putnam Hall Military School previous to the arrival at that institution of the Rover boys, as already related in my "Rover Boys Series." To gratify this curiosity I wrote the first volume of this series, called "The Putnam Hall Cadets," showing how Captain Putnam organized his famous school, and how it was Jack Ruddy and Pepper Ditmore came to be among his first pupils. In the second book, entitled "The Putnam Hall Rivals," I gave the particulars of several contests on the field of sports, and also told about a thrilling balloon ride and of an odd discovery in the woods. Following the second book came a third, "The Putnam Hall Champions," with more bitterly-contested games, in one of which young Major Ruddy\'s enemies played him a foul trick. From the opening of the school there had been dissatisfaction with one of the teachers, and when another was engaged who proved to be a man of peculiar whims, the boys went into open revolt, as related in another volume, called "The Putnam Hall Rebellion." The cadets literally ran away, and did not return to the Hall until Captain Putnam came upon the scene to straighten matters out. The rebellion was followed by a grand outing, as related in "The Putnam Hall Encampment." The cadets marched far away from the school, to the shore of a beautiful lake, and there our heroes managed to have a good time in spite of the mean work of several of their enemies. In the present volume are related the particulars of a most puzzling mystery which at one time threatened to bring disaster to the whole school. How the mystery was at last solved I leave for the pages which follow to explain. Again I thank both young and old for all the nice things they have said about my books. I hope the reading of the volumes affords all both pleasure and profit. Affectionately and sincerely yours,Edward Stratemeyer. THE MYSTERY AT PUTNAM HALL CHAPTER I AN ENCOUNTER ON THE ROAD "Here we are again, as the clown says in the circus!" "Right you are, Pepper. And I\'ll be glad to get back to Putnam Hall once more," responded Major Jack Ruddy, as he followed his chum from the lake steamer to the Cedarville dock. "Hello, there is Andy!" cried Pepper Ditmore, as he caught sight of a familiar face in the crowd of cadets, "Andy, where have you been? Why didn\'t you come on the boat with us?" "I got in last night," answered Andy Snow. "How are you, anyway?" And he shook hands cordially. "Oh, I\'m as fine as a new-tooth comb," answered Pepper Ditmore, with a grin. "Ready for study and fun." "Especially fun, I\'ll wager. How about it, Jack?" "Oh, Pepper usually manages to get his share," came from the young major of the Putnam Hall battalion. "But, Andy, did you—— Hi, look where you are going, will you, Ritter!" cried Jack, rather angrily....
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A Young Inventors Pluck; or, The Mystery of the Willington Legacy

A Young Inventor's Pluck; or, The Mystery of the Willington Legacy

Edward Stratemeyer

Children's Books / Young Adult / Crime

"Oh Jack! how blue you look!" "I feel blue, Deb," answered Jack Willington, as he entered the door of his modest home and gave his sister the brotherly kiss he knew she was expecting. "Is there something the matter up at the tool works, Jack?" "Yes, Deb. The works are going to shut down." "To shut down?" repeated the girl, her eyes wide open in affright, for she knew only too well what such a calamity meant. "When will they close?" "To-morrow. In fact we have quit on the regular work already."
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The Rover Boys on Land and Sea: The Crusoes of Seven Islands

The Rover Boys on Land and Sea: The Crusoes of Seven Islands

Edward Stratemeyer

Children's Books / Young Adult / Crime

The Rover Boys on Land and Sea - The Crusoes of Seven Islands is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Edward Stratemeyer is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Edward Stratemeyer then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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The Rover Boys Down East; or, The Struggle for the Stanhope Fortune

The Rover Boys Down East; or, The Struggle for the Stanhope Fortune

Edward Stratemeyer

Children's Books / Young Adult / Crime

“Hurrah! that’s the way to do it!” “Now, then, Tom, see if you can’t bring Dick home!” “Give him a swift one, Frank! Don’t let him hit it!” cried Sam Rover, merrily. “I’ll knock it down into the river!” retorted Tom Rover, as he caught up a bat and walked to the home plate. “I’m waiting for you, Tom!” sang out Dick Rover, who had just reached second base on a beautiful drive to right field. “Come now, it’s time we tied the score.” “Everybody in the game!” yelled Stanley Browne, who was in the coacher’s box. “Here is where we do ’em up!”
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The Rover Boys Megapack

The Rover Boys Megapack

Edward Stratemeyer

Children's Books / Young Adult / Crime

The Rover Boys were precursors to the Hardy Boys—three brothers who solved mysteries and had adventures at boarding school, on vacation, and abroad. Twenty volumes (all included here) were published. A second series, chronicling the adventures of the original Rover Boys' sons, followed. Six volumes of the second series are included.
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