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Dave Porter Series



DAVE PORTER IN THE FAR NORTH


OR


THE PLUCK OF AN AMERICAN SCHOOLBOY


BY


EDWARD STRATEMEYER


Author of "Dave Porter at Oak Hall," "Dave Porter in the South Seas,"
"Dave Porter's Return to School," "Old Glory Series,"
"Pan-American Series," "Defending His Flag," etc.


ILLUSTRATED BY CHARLES NUTTALL


BOSTON
LOTHROP, LEE & SHEPARD CO.

Published, March, 1908


Copyright, 1908, by Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Company


All rights reserved


Dave Porter in the South Seas


Norwood Press
Berwick and Smith Co.
Norwood, Mass.
U. S. A.

Dave Porter Far North p008.jpg

In a twinkling the turnout was upset.—Page 206.


PREFACE


"Dave Porter in the Far North" is a complete story in itself, but forms the fourth volume in a line issued under the general title of "Dave Porter Series."

In the first volume, entitled "Dave Porter at Oak Hall," I introduced a typical American lad, full of life and vigor, and related the particulars of his doings at an American boarding school of to-day—a place which is a little world in itself. At this school Dave made both friends and enemies, proved that he was a natural leader, and was admired accordingly.

The great cloud over Dave's life was the question of his parentage. His enemies called him "that poorhouse nobody," which hurt him deeply. He made a discovery, and in the second volume of the series, entitled "Dave Porter in the South Seas," we followed him on a most unusual voyage, at the end of which he found an uncle, and learned something of his father and sister, who were at that time traveling in Europe.

Dave was anxious to meet his own family, but could not find out just where they were. While waiting for word from them, he went back to Oak Hall, and in the third volume of the series, called "Dave Porter's Return to School," we learned how he became innocently involved in a mysterious series of robberies, helped to win two great games of football, and brought the bully of the academy to a realization of his better self.

As time went by Dave longed more than ever to meet his father and his sister, and how he went in search of them I leave the pages which follow to relate. As before, Dave is bright, manly, and honest to the core, and in those qualities I trust my young readers will take him as their model throughout life.

Once more I thank the thousands who have taken an interest in what I have written for them. May the present story help them to despise those things which are mean and hold fast to those things which are good.

Edward Stratemeyer.

January 10, 1908.


ILLUSTRATIONS

In a twinkling the turnout was upset (page 206) Frontispiece
FACING PAGE
Roger shoved it aside and it struck Isaac Pludding full on the stomach 26
"Can't stop, I'm on the race-track!" yelled Shadow 58
The mule shied to one side and sent Dave sprawling on the ice 100
What was left of the camp-fire flew up in the air 120
Once they ran close to a three-masted schooner 160
"Out with the lot of them! I will take the rooms" 228
Dave received a blow from a rough paw that sent him headlong 268

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1930, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.