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Boy Aviators in Africa

or, An Aerial Ivory Trail

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Author: Captain Wilbur Lawton (John Henry Goldfrap)
Language: English
Wordcount: 53,337 / 157 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.3
LoC Category: PN
Series: Boy Aviators
Downloads: 994
mnybks.net#: 4284
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ng all sorts of boyish exclamations of welcome with Lathrop Beasley, a tall, rather slender youth who had been their companion in Florida. Like the boys, Lathrop was an accomplished aviator and wireless operator, although he had not the initiative or the sturdy pluck to perform the feats that they had. He was, however, a boy of considerable brain and skill and among the boy-aviators of the country held an enviable position.

"About your letter," began Frank when the first greetings were over.

"In a minute," replied Lathrop, "here's father now."

As he spoke, the portieres parted and a stout, fresh complexioned gentleman, ruddy from his bath and shaving, appeared. He had the pompous manner of the successful man of business and seemed to the Chester boys to be the least bit patronizing in his manner.

"Mr. Barr will be here in a minute," he said, after introductions had been made by Lathrop, "he will explain to you his idea. I am merely a partner in the enterprise. You will, of course,

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