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The Young Fur Traders

by Robert Michael Ballantyne

Follows the adventures of a young man called Charles Kennedy. Loosely autobiographical account of Ballantyne's own time with the Hudson's Bay Company in Canada. Its success prompted a series of excellent stories...

Captain Gardiner of the International Police

by Robert Allen

In the far flung year of 1975 ("sixty years after the last and most terrible European war") Captain Gardiner, a squarejawed two-fisted Slab Thunkchest type, is the best agent that the International Police have....

A Master of Fortune

by Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne

"The pay is small enough," said Captain Kettle, staring at the blue paper. "It's a bit hard for a man of my age and experience to come down to a job like piloting, on eight pound a month and my grub."

Jess

The Lion's Skin

The Tavern Knight

Long Odds

The Wanderer's Necklace

The Adventures of Don Lavington

by George Manville Fenn

Lindon, known as Don, is a boy in his late teens who has left school, and who lives with his mother and uncle Josiah, his father being dead, and works as a clerk in the office, the business being sugar and tobacco...

Back to God's Country and Other Stories

by James Oliver Curwood

After her father is killed by an outlaw, Dolores marries Peter. While at sea in the Arctic, Dolores meets the ship's captain -- the man who killed her father! The captain causes an 'accident' to happen to Peter,...

Swallow

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 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...

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...

Jarwin and Cuffy

by Robert Michael Ballantyne

Excerpt: "In all the wide expanse of ocean that surrounded that island, there was nothing visible save one small, solitary speck on the far-off horizon. It might have been mistaken for a seagull, but it was...

The Path of the King

The Great Quest

by Charles Hawes

The experiences of Josiah Woods of Topham, and of those others with whom he sailed for Cuba and the Gulf of Guinea.

Martin Rattler

by Robert Michael Ballantyne

The story of Martin Rattler, a mischievous boy with a good heart who mistakenly ends up on the ship Firefly, headed to the South Seas. With his friend Barney O'Flannagan, Martin escape pirates, survives a shipwreck,...

Mr. Menzies' Baby Elephant

by William Murray Graydon

A traveler who goes around the world necessarily sees a great deal. This ruby ring which I wear on my finger was purchased at Colombo, the capital of Ceylon, and it always reminds me of a very amusing thing...

The Pony Rider Boys in Alaska