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Motor Boat Boys Mississippi Cruise

or, The Dash for Dixie

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Author: Louis Arundel
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 51,592 / 149 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.5
LoC Category: PN
Series: Motor Boat Boys
Downloads: 677
Added to site: 2007.07.01 17508

e bettered in the program.

Then each couple started to examine the boat in which they purposed taking that long dash toward Dixieland. It was of great importance that as few accidents as possible occur while on the way south. For, although an accident in itself would not penalize the contestant, if it happened to occur during the eight working hours there must be a loss of time that would lessen the chances for winning out.

"There's only one thing I wish," remarked Herb, as they talked over these matters, and jotted down a few ideas connected with the race.

"What might that be?" asked Nick, eagerly, for he was taking note of everything that occurred, and casting envious glances toward the fine trophy on the box.

"Of course," the other went on, "I hope the reliable old Comfort won't break down once on the trip; and I give you my word I don't believe she will. But if that has got to happen, I'm wishing it will be just around four in the afternoon. See the point, fel



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