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DICK HAMILTON'S

STEAM YACHT


OR


A YOUNG MILLIONAIRE AND

THE KIDNAPPERS


 


BY

HOWARD R. GARIS


ILLUSTRATED


NEW YORK

GROSSET & DUNLAP

PUBLISHERS


Copyright, 1911, by

GROSSET & DUNLAP


Dick Hamilton's Steam Yacht

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"HERE GRIT, OLD FELLOW, GIVE IT TO ME! THAT'S A GOOD DOG!"

Dick Hamilton's Steam Yacht.
Frontispiece—(Page 201.)
 


PREFACE

My Dear Boys:

Perhaps some of you, at one time or another, have had a desire to be cast away on an island in the middle of the ocean, there to have all sorts of adventures, to build a boat, and sail away, maybe; or, at any rate, to have some experience on the great sea.

Something like this fell to the lot of Dick Hamilton, though he was not exactly looking for it, and it is my privilege to give you in this, the third volume of the "Dick Hamilton Series," an account of what happened to the young millionaire when he had purchased a steam yacht, and started out on a cruise with some of his friends.

Dick was marooned on a small island, but, far from that proving a delightful experience, he was very glad to leave, even though it was on a raft, which he and his companions constructed.

How the wealthy youth happened to be marooned there, an account of how he got his yacht, how he foiled the plans of the kidnappers and his uncle Ezra Larabee, how the wrong young man was spirited away, how Dick gave chase, and the surprising rescue at sea—all this you will find set down in the present book, and I venture to hope that you will like it. Thanking you for the appreciation you have accorded my previous books, I remain,

Yours sincerely,

Howard R. Garis.


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


The author died in 1962, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 50 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.