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YOUNG HUNTERS

IN PORTO RICO;


OR,


THE SEARCH FOR A LOST TREASURE


BY

CAPTAIN RALPH BONEHILL,

Author of "Gun and Sled," "Young Oarsmen of Lakeview,"
"Rival Bicyclists," "Leo, the Circus Boy," "When
Santiago Fell
," A Sailor Boy with Dewey."
"Off for Hawaii," etc.




CHICAGO.

M. A. DONOHUE & CO.

 

Made in U. S. A.

PREFACE.




"The Young Hunters in Porto Rico" has been written at the earnest solicitation of a number of my young readers, who wished to follow the further adventures of the Gun and Sled Club.

In a former volume of this series, "Gun and Sled," I related how the club was formed and what a jolly time its members had during a winter outing on Snow-Top Island. In the present tale, one of the members becomes the proud owner of a yacht, and of course nothing will do but to take an ocean trip on the craft. During this trip the boys learn of a Spanish treasure said to be secreted in one of the great caves near Caguas, on the island of Porto Rico, and at once a hunt is instituted, and many stirring adventures follow.

The work was written primarily for the reader's amusement, yet I have endeavored within its pages to give a fair description of the Porto Rico of to-day, as it appears to a traveler from our States. This new island domain of ours is but little known to the majority of us, but when its picturesqueness, and its mild climate, become a matter of publicity, Porto Rico is bound to become the Mecca for thousands of American tourists, in search of health and pleasure.

From the number of letters received, I am led to believe that "Gun and Sled" was well liked by my readers. If this is so, I sincerely trust that the present volume does not fall below the other in merit.

Captain Ralph Bonehill.

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