Larry Dexter's Great Search

or, The Hunt for the Missing Millionaire

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Author: Howard R. Garis (Victor Appleton)
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,535 / 160 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.9
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Great Newspaper
Downloads: 987
Added to site: 2005.07.31
mnybks.net#: 3398
Origin: gutenberg.org

This third installment in the "Newspaper Series" will be interesting to boys and girls who like to know something of the life of a reporter. Larry, the hero of this book, is in search of a missing millionaire whom, of course, he finds eventually, the last part of the search being an actual chase in an auto with the missing man's daughter.

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ry sea.

"Are they in any danger?" he asked of Bailey, as the fisherman prepared to get a meal.

"Danger? There's always danger on the sea, my boy. I wouldn't want to be on that vessel, and I've been in some pretty tight places and gotten out again. She went ashore in a fog early this morning, but it will be a good while before she gets off. Seven Mile Beach hates to let go of a thing once it gets a hold."

It was getting dusk, and what little light of the fading day was left was obscured by the masses of storm clouds. The fisherman's hut was on the beach, not far from the high-water mark, and the booming of the surf on the shore came as a sort of melancholy accompaniment to the firing of the signal gun.

"Where is the wreck?" asked Larry, going to a window that looked out on the sea.

"Notice that black speck, right in line with my boat on the beach?" asked Bailey, pointing with a stubby forefinger over the young reporter's shoulder.

"That thing that looks like a seagull?"

"That's her. You ca

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