The Rover Boys on the Plains

The Mystery of Red Rock Ranch

Author: Edward Stratemeyer (Arthur M. Winfield)
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,905 / 144 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 94.4
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Rover Boys
Downloads: 1,252
Added to site: 2008.08.04
mnybks.net#: 21658
Origin: gutenberg.org
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The present tale tells of adventures on the mighty Mississippi River,and then on the great plains, where Dick, Tom and Sam, and some oftheir friends, have a variety of adventures and assist in unravelingthe mystery surrounding a lonely ranch. Of course, their old enemy,Baxter, is bound to make himself known, but the Rover boys do notfail to take care of themselves, as of old.

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o get off," said Tom decidedly.

"Rub a dub dub! We're stuck in the mud As hard as hard can be! Shall we ever, Or shall we never, Set the houseboat free?" came softly from Songbird Powell.

"Great Caesar, that's a fine thing to make a rhyme about," returned Sam reproachfully.

"Let's make Songbird wade out in the mud and shove us off," suggested Tom, with a wink at his companions.

"Wade out in the mud?" cried the youth who was given to rhymes. "Not much!"

"Mud bath is the finest thing in the world, Songbird," went on Tom. "Bound to cure hay fever, warts, squint-eye and lots of things."

"Then you go take it yourself," murmured Songbird.

"We'll have to get out the rowboat and see if we can't pull her off," said Captain Starr.

"Yes, and the sooner the better," said Dick. "If we wait, we may get harder aground than ever."

It did not take long to let the rowboat over the side of the Dora, as the houseboat was named. Then Dick, Sam, Tom and Fred g

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