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The Rover Boys on the River

The Search for the Missing Houseboat

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Author: Edward Stratemeyer (Arthur M. Winfield)
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,025 / 143 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 94.6
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Rover Boys
Downloads: 1,209
Added to site: 2005.05.26
mnybks.net#: 10418
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stables of the hotel watched them curiously. Afterwards this boy came up to Sam and Tom.

"We had a cadet here yesterday who was awfully mad," said the boy.

"Had hydrophobia, eh?" returned Tom. "Too bad!"

"No, I don't mean that; I mean he was very angry."

"What was the trouble?"

"I don't know exactly, but I think he had been sent away from the school for something or other."

"What was his name?"

"Lew Flapp."

"Why, I thought he had gone home!" cried Sam.

"So did I," answered his brother. He turned to the hotel youth. "What was this Flapp doing here?"

"Nothing much. He asked the boss when you were expected here."

"Is he here now?"

"No, he left last night."

"Where did he go to?"

"I don't know, but I thought I would tell you about the fellow. I think he is going to try to do you cadets some harm."

"Did he mention any names?"

"He seemed to be extra bitter against three brothers named Rover."

"Humph!"

"Are the Rovers here?" went on the youth.

"I think they are

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