the dave porter series
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or, The Schooldays of an American Boy
Never was there a brighter, more manly, thoroughlt up-to-date boy than Dave Porter,and all boys who read about him, and girls too, for the matter of that, will be sure to love him from the start. How, as a green country boy, he went to Oak Hall, how he was hazed, and how he had to fight his way through is told with a naturalness that is true to life.
or, The Cruise of the Stormy Petrel
Dave is the same bright, wide-awake youth he was at school, and his adventures on shipboard and among the unexplored islands of the South Seas will render him dear to the hearts of boys than ever. Dave is trying to solve the mystery of his parentage, and several of his school chums are with him during his wanderings, some sharing his perils. A great tidal wave sends the ship into a strange harbor and there follows a mutiny which places a number on board in great peril.
or, Winning the Medal of Honor
In this volume the scene is shifted back to Oak Hall and once again Dave becomes the centre of as interesting a group of schoolboys as it is possible to imagine. There is a strong plot, with plenty of fun, and not a few rivalries on the athletic field, and the whole volume has a swing and a dash that are irresistible.
or, The Pluck of an American Schoolboy
In this book Dave is still at his well-liked boarding-school, Oak Hall, with his lively but manly comrades, who rejoice with him that he not only has discovered his parentage, but has a father and sister living, though unaware of his existence. Dave cannot rest until he finds those of his own family, and having secured leave of absence from school and accompanied by his chum, the son of a United States Senator, he goes to England only to find that his father has left on an expedition to the upper part of Norway. The boys follow in a most exciting pursuit which is replete with adventure.
or, For the Honor of Oak Hall
In this volume Dave is back at Oak Hall and he brings about the complete reformation of a former bully, who was rapidly going to the bad. Athletic events and jolly fun are constantly mingled, and as evidence that the boys are not at school entirely for that, many take high honors at the close of the year, Dave being the prize essayist, to the great delight of his friends.
or, The Cowboy's Secret
From his home, Dave, in company with his sister and some chums, journeys to the boundless west. At the Ranch the lads fall in with both good and bad cowboys, and the hero has a thrilling time of it riding a 'busting bronco.' Some horses disappear in a mysterious manner, and while trying to get back to the ranch on foot two of the lads are caught in a furious storm, that blows down a big tree on top of them. There are mant scenes of hunting and rounding-up of cattle, and once a stampede adds to the excitement. Mr. Stratemeyer has traveled through the country he describes and gives a picture as accurate as it is entertaining.
or, The Chums and Foes of Oak Hall
or, A Schoolboy's Mysterious Mission
or, Last Days at Oak Hall
or, The Search for the Landslide Mine
or, The Wild Man of Mirror Lake
or, The Disappearance of the Basswood Fortune
or, The Perils of a Young Civil Engineer
or, A Young Army Engineer in France
or, At the Front With the Fighting Engineers