Dave Porter in the Far North
Dave Porter Series
DAVE PORTER IN THE FAR NORTH
THE PLUCK OF AN AMERICAN SCHOOLBOY
ILLUSTRATED BY CHARLES NUTTALL
LOTHROP, LEE & SHEPARD CO.
Published, March, 1908
Copyright, 1908, by Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Company
All rights reserved
Dave Porter in the South Seas
Berwick and Smith Co.
U. S. A.
"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.
January 10, 1908.
|I.||On the Train||1|
|II.||A Row in a Restaurant||12|
|III.||Off the Track||22|
|IV.||What Happened at the Barn||32|
|V.||Back to Oak Hall||42|
|VI.||Gus Plum's Confession||51|
|VII.||How Job Haskers Went Sleigh-Riding||59|
|VIII.||A Mysterious Letter||69|
|IX.||Dave Talks to the Point||78|
|X.||An Adventure on Robber Island||87|
|XI.||A Hunt for an Ice-Boat||97|
|XII.||The Meeting of the Gee Eyes||107|
|XIII.||An Interrupted Initiation||116|
|XIV.||Good-Bye to Oak Hall||125|
|XV.||Dave and Roger in London||134|
|XVI.||Some Important Information||143|
|XVII.||On the North Sea||152|
|XVIII.||In Norway at Last||162|
|XIX.||Off to the Northward||171|
|XX.||An Encounter with Wolves||181|
|XXI.||Caught in a Windstorm||190|
|XXII.||Snowbound in the Mountains||200|
|XXIII.||Left in the Dark||210|
|XXIV.||The Burgomaster of Masolga||219|
|XXV.||To the Northward Once More||228|
|XXVI.||Days of Waiting||237|
|XXVII.||Dave Strikes Out Alone||246|
|XXVIII.||A Joyous Meeting||255|
|XXIX.||Bears and Wolves||264|
|In a twinkling the turnout was upset (page 206)||Frontispiece|
|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|