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Motor Boat Boys Down the Coast

or Through Storm and Stress to Florida

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Author: Louis Arundel
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,175 / 152 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.6
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Motor Boat Boys
Downloads: 658
Added to site: 2009.12.21 26078

e water with his boathook, and holding on tenaciously. Jack, meanwhile, turned his engine backward, so that the momentum of the boat was promptly checked.

The man had been clinging to the rapidly sinking wreckage. In another half minute, no doubt, he would have been left without any support; and as he did not seem able to swim a stroke, his end must have speedily come.

Jimmy drew in with the haft of the boat-hook, until he could stretch down and seize upon the collar of the man's coat. As the Irish lad was brawny and nerved just then to mighty deeds, he managed to hoist the fellow into the little motor boat.

The unlucky man was white, and pretty nearly drowned. He had just had enough sense to cling desperately to the wreck of his boat, and then allow Jimmy to do the rescue act.

"Did you get hurt when that tug struck your boat?" asked Jack, for that was what he feared.

The man was blinking at him, for his eyes had taken in more or less of the brackish water of the river; but



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