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The Submarine Boys on Duty

Life of a Diving Torpedo Boat

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 49,178 / 149 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.7
LoC Category: PN
Series: Submarine Boys
Downloads: 766
Added to site: 2005.11.13
mnybks.net#: 11736
Genres: Nautical, Adventure

A voyage in an undersea boat! What boy has not done so time and time again in his youthful dreams? The Submarine Boys did it in reality, diving into the dark depths of the sea, then, like Father Neputune, rising dripping from the deep to sunlight and safety. Yet it was not all easy sailing for the Submarine Boys, for these hardy young ''undersea pirates'' experienced a full measure of excitement and had their share of thrills, as all who sail under the surface of the seas are certain to do. The reader who voyages with him make look forward to an instructive as well as lively cruise.

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r rights in the matter," replied Jack. "You see, my board is paid in advance at this place."

"Huh!" growled the other, sneeringly. "Reckon ye don't know much 'bout Dan Jaggers's way of doin' things."

"Who on earth is Dan Jaggers?" demanded Benson, curiously.

"That's me! It's my name," rejoined the swagger. "An', sense ye're so fresh--"

Jaggers didn't finish in words, but, taking a firm hold on the back of the chair, he suddenly pulled it out from under Benson. So swiftly was the thing done that Jack went down on all fours on the porch. But, thoroughly aroused, and his eyes flashing indignantly now, that boy was quickly on his feet. Dan, however, with a satisfied grin, had dropped into the chair.

"Going to get up out of that, Jaggers?" challenged Jack Benson.

"Not as I know of," rejoined Dan, with a broader grin. "Why?"

"Because I'd hate to hit you while you're sitting down," replied Jack so quietly that his voice sounded almost mild.

"What's that?" deman

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