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**Welcome To The World of Free Plain Vanilla
Electronic Texts**
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*****These eBooks Were Prepared By Thousands
of Volunteers!*****
Title: The Banner Boy Scouts AfloatAuthor: George A. Warren
Release Date: February, 2006 [EBook #9948] [This
file was first posted on November 3, 2003]
Edition: 10
Language: English
*** START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG
EBOOK, THE BANNER BOY SCOUTS AFLOAT
***
E-text prepared by Juliet Sutherland, Mary
Meehan, and the Project Gutenberg Online
Distributed Proofreading Team
The Banner Boy Scouts Afloat
OR
The Secret of Cedar Island
By GEORGE A. WARREN1913
CONTENTS
CHAPTER
I THE MYSTERIOUS BOXES
II GLORIOUS NEWS
III FOR CEDAR ISLAND—GHOST OR NO
GHOST
IV LAYING IN THE STORES
V JUST AFTER THE CLOCK STRUCK TEN
VI THE GREAT CRUISE OF THE SCOUTSBEGUN
VII STUCK FAST IN THE MUD
VIII WHAT THE WATER GAUGE SHOWED
IX ON THE SWIFT RADWAY
X DODGING THE SNAGS AND THE SNARES
XI THE CAMP ON CEDAR ISLAND
XII WAS IT A BURSTING METEOR?
XIII THE FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND
XIV TRYING TO FIGURE IT ALL OUT
XV ORDERED OFF
XVI UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS
XVII PITCHING TENTS IN THE "SINK"
XVIII WHAT LAY IN THE BRUSH
XIX LAYING PLANSXX THE EXPLORING PARTY
XXI A MYSTERY OF THE OPEN GLADE
XXII THE WIGWAG MESSAGE
XXIII STILL FLOUNDERING IN THE MIRE
XXIV THE DISCOVERY
XXV TIME TO GO BACK
XXVI HONORABLE SCARS
XXVII ANOTHER THREATENING PERIL
XXVIII PREPARED FOR THE WORST
XXIX LIFTING THE LID
XXX GOOD-BYE TO CEDAR ISLAND
XXXI A SCOUT'S DUTY
XXXII CONCLUSIONPREFACE
Dear Boys:—
It is with the greatest pleasure that I present you
with the third volume of the "Banner Boy Scouts
Series." This is a complete story in itself; and yet
most of the leading characters you, who have
already read the first and second volumes, will
easily remember. I trust you will heartily welcome
the appearance once more on the stage of Paul,
Jack, Bobolink and all the other good fellows
belonging to Stanhope Troop of Boy Scouts.
Those of you who are old friends will recollect that
while the Red Fox Patrol was forming, the boys
had a most strenuous time, what with a deep
mystery in their midst, and the bitter strife resulting
from their competition with rival troops belonging to
neighboring towns. How the beautiful banner was
cleverly won by Stanhope, I related in the first
volume, called: "The Banner Boy Scouts."
In the succeeding story the Stanhope Scouts went
on their first long hike, to camp in the open. The
remarkable adventures they met with while
enjoying this experience; as well as the stirring
account of how they recovered a box of valuable
papers that had been stolen from the office of Joe
Clausin's father, form the main theme of "The
Banner Boy Scouts on a Tour."And now, in this third book, I have endeavored to
interest you in another series of happenings that
befell these wide-awake boys before their summer
vacation was over. I hope you will, after reading
this story through to the last line, agree with me
that what the young assistant scout master, Paul
Morrison, and his chums of Stanhope Troop
endured while afloat all went to make them better
and truer scouts in every sense of the word.
Cordially yours
GEORGE A. WARREN.
CHAPTER I
THE MYSTERIOUS BOXES
"What are you limping for, Bobolink?"
"Oh! shucks! I see there's no use trying to hide
anything from your sharp eyes, Jack Stormways.
Guess I just about walked my feet off today, goin'
fishin' with our patrol leader, away over to theRadway River, and about six miles up."
"Have any luck, Bobolink?" instantly demanded the
third member of the group of three half-grown
boys, who were passing after nightfall through
some of the partly deserted streets on the outskirts
of the thriving town of Stanhope; and whose name
it might be stated was Tom Betts.
"Well, I should say, yes. Between us we got seven
fine bass, and a pickerel. By the way, I caught that
pickerel; Paul, he looked after the bass end of the
string, and like the bully chap he is divided with
me;" and the boy who limped chuckled as he said
this, showing that he could appreciate a joke, even
when it was on himself.
About everybody in town called him Bobolink; and
what boy could do otherwise, seeing that his real
name was Robert O. Link?
As the trio of lads were all dressed in the khaki
suits known all over the world nowadays as
typifying Boy Scouts, it could be readily taken for
granted that they belonged to the Stanhope Troop.
Already were there three full patrols enlisted, and
wearing uniforms; while a fourth was in process of
forming. The ones already in the field were known
as, first, the Red Fox, to which these three lads
belonged; then the Gray Fox, and finally the Black
Fox. But as they had about exhausted the color
roster of the fox family, the chances were that the
next patrol would have to start on a new line when
casting about for a name that would stamp their