The Rover Boys Down East
"WELL, NOW THE TENT IS FIXED, WE'LL HAVE SUPPER," SAID DICK.
My Dear Boys: This is a complete story in itself, but forms the fifteenth volume of the "Rover Boys Series for Young Americans."
Twelve years ago the line was started with the publication of the first three stories, "The Rover Boys at School," "On the Ocean," and "In the Jungle." I earnestly hoped that the young people would like the tales, but never did I anticipate the tremendously enthusiastic welcome which was given to the volumes from the start, nor the steady sale, ever increasing, which has been accorded the series up to the present time. The publication of the first three books immediately called for a fourth, "The Rover Boys Out West," and then followed yearly "On the Great Lakes," "In Camp," "On Land and Sea," "On the River," "On the Plains," "In Southern Waters," "On the Farm," "On Treasure Isle," and then "At College," where we last left our heroes.
Dick, Tom and Sam are older than when we first made their acquaintance and told how they went to Putnam Hall. They are now college boys, attending a well-known institution of learning in the middle-west. But though older, they are as lively as ever, and Tom, at least, is just as full of fun. They have a great struggle to save the Stanhope fortune, and have to work hard to get the best of several enemies. They take a long journey Down East, and their adventures are both mysterious and exciting.
Again I take this opportunity to thank my friends, both young and old, for all the nice things they have said about my books. I am more than sorry that I cannot answer all the letters that pour in upon me from everywhere praising the stories. I earnestly hope the present volume will please all my readers and do them some good.
Affectionately and sincerely yours,
|I.||A Game of Baseball||1|
|II.||The Fire on the Steamer||13|
|III.||College Boys to the Rescue||23|
|IV.||What Flockley Had to Tell||33|
|V.||A Celebration on the Campus||43|
|VI.||Good-Bye to Brill||53|
|VII.||Dreams of Youth||63|
|VIII.||Home Once More||73|
|IX.||Preparations for the Fourth of July||84|
|X.||When the Cannon Went Off||94|
|XI.||A Day to Remember||105|
|XII.||Off for Camp||115|
|XIII.||Hans Mueller's Queer Catch||125|
|XIV.||The Happenings of a Night||135|
|XVI.||Something of a Clue||155|
|XVII.||Dan Baxter's Revelation||165|
|XVIII.||A Fortune and a Lady Disappear||175|
|XIX.||On the Way to Boston||185|
|XX.||An Adventure in Boston||195|
|XXI.||From One Clue to Another||205|
|XXII.||A Chase up the Coast||215|
|XXIII.||Aboard The "Mary Delaway"||223|
|XXIV.||Out on Casco Bay||231|
|XXV.||On Chesoque Island||238|
|XXVI.||A Talk of Importance||246|
|XXVII.||What Happened in the Cave||254|
|XXVIII.||At the Bottom of the Pool||262|
|XXIX.||A Minute too Late||270|