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The Young Railroaders

Tales of Adventure and Ingenuity

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 75,705 / 226 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.5
LoC Categories: PN, TF
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 836
Added to site: 2008.06.22
mnybks.net#: 21315
Origin: gutenberg.org

Pluck and quick wits and cool courage carry "the young railroaders" through many adventures and experiences of the really worth-the-telling kind.

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old tile oven, threw himself upon the floor, done out, but confident that at last he was safe.

As he lay panting and listening, Alex turned his thoughts again to the train. Had the foreman made his escape? With so many promptly after him, it seemed scarcely probable. Then the saving of Twenty was still upon his own shoulders!

And there was little time in which to do anything, for she was due at 7:50, and it must be after 7 already!

Could he not reach the switch itself, and throw it back just before the train was due? That would be surest. And in the rapidly growing darkness there should be at least a fair chance of getting by any of the foreigners who might be on the watch.

Determinedly Alex gathered himself together, and crawled back to the entrance. Near the doorway he stumbled over something. "Oh, our old switch lantern!" he exclaimed, holding it to the light, and momentarily paused to examine it. For it had been placed under cover there the previous fall by himself and some oth

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