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The Hero of Panama by F. S. Brereton

THE HERO OF PANAMA

A Tale of the Great Canal

by

CAPTAIN F. S. BRERETON

Author of "Under the Chinese Dragon," "Tom Stapleton, the Boy Scout," "The Great Aeroplane," "Indian and Scout," &c.

Illustrated by William Rainey, R.I.

Blackie and Son Limited London Glasgow and Bombay 1912

[Illustration: JIM RESCUES PHINEAS BARTON]

Contents

CHAP. PAGE

I. A POST OF RESPONSIBILITY 9

II. EN ROUTE FOR NEW YORK 23

III. JIM PARTINGTON SHOWS HIS METTLE 40

IV. RELATING TO PHINEAS BARTON 59

V. THE WAYS OF THE STEAM DIGGER 77

VI. A SHOT IN THE DARK 95

VII. THE LAIR OF THE ROBBERS 114

VIII. IN HOT PURSUIT 133

IX. JIM BECOMES A MECHANIC 152

X. RUNNING THE GAUNTLET 171

XI. BARELY ESCAPED 192

XII. AN AMERICAN UNDERTAKING 215

XIII. HUSTLE THE ORDER OF THE DAY 235

XIV. THE RUNAWAY SPOIL TRAIN 256

XV. JAIME DE OTEROS FORMS PLANS 276

XVI. THE MAJOR FORMS HIS PARTIES 297

XVII. ON THE TRACK OF MISCREANTS 317

XVIII. RESCUE BY MOONLIGHT 337

XIX. JIM MEETS WITH A SURPRISE 357

XX. SUCCESS TO THE PANAMA CANAL 375

Illustrations

Page

JIM RESCUES PHINEAS BARTON _Frontispiece_ 46

"STAND AWAY FROM THOSE BOATS" 32

JIM IN A TIGHT CORNER 118

WAITING FOR THE ENEMY 150

ATTACKED BY NATIVES 212

"JIM TUGGED WITH ALL HIS MIGHT" 262

THE RESCUE OF SADIE 338

"IT'S GEORGE, GEORGE COME BACK TO LIFE!" 358

THE HERO OF PANAMA


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