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Jack the Hunchback by James Otis

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[Illustration: That which had come out of the east on this bright June morning was a ship's lifeboat about eighteen feet long.--Page 4.]

JACK THE HUNCHBACK;

A STORY OF ADVENTURE ON THE COAST OF MAINE.

BY JAMES OTIS,

_Author of "The Castaways," "A Runaway Brig," "Search for the Silver City," "The Treasure Finders," "With Lafayette at Yorktown," "With Washington at Monmouth," "The Treasure of Cocos Island," "Wrecked on Spider Island," etc., etc._

NEW YORK: A. L. BURT, PUBLISHER

Copyright, 1892, BY BRADLEY & WOODRUFF.

_All rights reserved._

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. ADRIFT 1

II. AT AUNT NANCY'S 14

III. LEARNING TO MILK 28

IV. PURSUED 40

V. AN ENCOUNTER 52

VI. A MENTAL STRUGGLE 64

VII. FARMER PRATT 75

VIII. A SECOND WARNING 88

IX. THE ALARM 99

X. SICKNESS 111

XI. GARDENING 122

XII. LOUIS'S ADVENTURE 137

XIII. THE SEWING CIRCLE 152

XIV. AFTER THE STORM 167

XV. BROTHER ABNER 179

XVI. A HURRIED DEPARTURE 191

XVII. CAMP MEETING 204

XVIII. A DISASTER 218

XIX. JACK'S PROPOSITION 232

XX. BILL DEAN 247

XXI. STARTLING INFORMATION 261

XXII. THE ARRIVAL 273


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