The present volume tells the particulars of a thrilling rescue from fire at sea, and how the boys and girls, along with some of the older folks, went for a vacation in a camp on the shore of a beautiful lake. Here, most unexpectedly, Dave fell in with one of his old enemies. The youth and his chums had some strenuous times, the particulars of which are given in the pages which follow.
m a steamer," returned Dave, "but I don't think it is coming from any funnel."
"What do you think it is--a fire?" cried Phil. And at these words all the boys on the deck rushed to the rail.
"It looks that way to me. Let us get the glasses and find out."
"I'll get them!" cried Roger; and lost no time in disappearing into the cabin.
A minute later he reappeared with a pair of powerful marine glasses which he handed to Phil. The glasses were quickly adjusted, and the shipowner's son took a hasty look seaward.
"It's a small steamer, all right," he announced. "Just as sure as you're born, there's a fire on board."
"Fire!" repeated Roger.
SOMETHING ABOUT THE PAST
"What's this I hear about fire?"
The question came from a burly, pleasant-faced man, who had just appeared on deck, close to the boys. It was Mr