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Jack Winters' Campmates by Mark Overton

JACK WINTERS' CAMPMATES

by

MARK OVERTON

Made in U. S. A.

M. A. Donohue & Company Chicago--New York

Copyright 1919, by The New York Book Co.

Made in U. S. A.

[Illustration: Here they knelt and waited and waited.]

CONTENTS CHAPTER PAGE I. A GREAT STREAK OF LUCK 11 II. JACK AND HIS MATES IN CAMP 19 III. THE FIRST NIGHT UNDER CANVAS 27 IV. TAKING A LOOK AROUND 36 V. TOBY'S ADVENTURE 45 VI. SIGNS OF MORE TROUBLE 54 VII. PROSPECTING FOR PICTURES 63 VIII. WHEN THE CAT RULED THE ROOST 72 IX. BACK TO THE WOODS CAMP 80 X. THE NIGHT ALARM 89 XI. THE RASCALLY THIEF 98 XII. FISHERMAN'S LUCK 107 XIII. THE MAN WITH THE PICKAX 116 XIV. WHEN THE SUN STOOD STILL 125 XV. JACK LIFTS THE LID 134 XVI. STORM-BOUND 144 XVII. THE PROSPECTORS 151 XVIII. INSIDE THE ENEMY'S LINES 160 XIX. THE COMING OF THE CRISIS 168 XX. OUT OF THE WOODS--CONCLUSION 177

JACK WINTERS' CAMPMATES

CHAPTER I

A GREAT STREAK OF LUCK

"Anybody home?"

"Sure, walk right in, Toby. My latch-string is always out to my chums. I see you managed to pick up Steve on the way across; but I wager you had really to pry him loose from that dandy new volume on travel he was telling me about, because he's such a bookworm."

The two boys who hastened to accept this warm invitation, and enter Jack Winters' snug "den" were his most particular chums. Those who have been lucky enough to read the preceding volume of this series[1] will of course require no introduction to Steve Mullane and Toby Hopkins. However, as many newcomers may for the first time be making the acquaintance of the trio in these pages, it might be just as well to enumerate a few of their leading characteristics, and then we can get along with our story.

Steve was a pretty husky fellow, a bit slow about making up his mind, but firm as adamant, once he had convictions. He had proved himself a wonder as a backstop in the thrilling baseball contests so lately played with Harmony, the champion team of the county. Indeed, it was due in great part to his terrific batting, and general field work that the Chester nine came out of those contests, under Jack Winters' leadership, with such high honors.


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