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Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers

Tom Swift #196

by Victor Appleton

Barcoe Jenks, the nervous and eccentric financier, enlists Tom's aid to travel to Colorado and determine the method of making artificial (and perfect!) gemstones -- the secret of this method having been used...

Blow the Chinks Down!

The Mutineers

by Charles Hawes

A tale of old days at sea and of adventures in the Far East as Benjamin Lathrop set it down some sixty years ago.

Tom Swift in Captivity

Tom Swift #202

by Victor Appleton

The story opens with Tom complaining that life lacks adventure. It's been a while since they returned from Siberia, and a fresh Adrenaline fix is needed to take the edge off sitting around and reading books...

The Sign of the Snake

Stella Fregelius

Ruth Fielding on Cliff Island

by Alice B. Emerson

Ruth's classmate Jerry is hurt in a train wreck and goes to convalesce at the Red Mill. While tended to by Aunt Alvirah and Ruth, Jerry reveals how his uncle was cheated of his land on Cliff Island after losing...

Doctor Therne

The River's End

by James Oliver Curwood

A story of the Canadian Royal Mounted Police.

The Lion's Skin

Beatrice

Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers

Tom Swift #215

by Victor Appleton

While young Tom Swift is in a jewelry store shopping for a ring for Mary, he meets a man who claims to be willing to teach Tom how to make diamonds. Later, the man (who happens to be one of the party that Tom...

Long Odds

The Flying Stingaree

by Harold Leland Goodwin

What's shaped like a sting ray and flies over Chesapeake Bay? This is the eerie riddle which confronts Rick Brant and his friend Don Scott when, seeking shelter from a storm, they anchor the houseboat Spindrift...

Swallow

The Gates of Chance

Afloat On The Flood

by Lawrence J. Leslie

Excerpt:"What's the latest weather report down at the post office, Max?""More rain coming, they say, and everybody is as gloomy as a funeral.""My stars! the poor old town of Carson is getting a heavy dose this...

The Shame of Motley

Moonfleet

by John Meade Falkner

Moonfleet is a tale of smuggling by the English novelist J. Meade Falkner, first published in 1898. The book was extremely popular among children worldwide up until the 1970s, mostly for its themes of adventure...

Cord and Creese