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Jack North's Treasure Hunt by Roy Rockwood

Jack North's Treasure Hunt by Roy Rockwood

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Jack North's Treasure Hunt, by Roy Rockwood#6 in our series by Roy RockwoodCopyright laws are changing all over the world. Be sure to check thecopyright laws for your country before downloading or redistributingthis or any other Project Gutenberg eBook.This header should be the first thing seen when viewing this ProjectGutenberg file. Please do not remove it. Do not change or edit theheader without written permission.Please read the "legal small print," and other information about theeBook and Project Gutenberg at the bottom of this file. Included isimportant information about your specific rights and restrictions inhow the file may be used. You can also find out about how to make adonation to Project Gutenberg, and how to get involved.**Welcome To The World of Free Plain Vanilla Electronic Texts****eBooks Readable By Both Humans and By Computers, Since 1971*******These eBooks Were Prepared By Thousands of Volunteers!*****Title: Jack North's Treasure HuntDaring Adventures in South AmericaAuthor: Roy RockwoodRelease Date: April, 2005 [EBook #7847][Yes, we are more than one year ahead of schedule][This file was first posted on May 22, 2003]Edition: 10Language: EnglishCharacter set encoding: ISO-Latin-1*** START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK JACK NORTH'S TREASURE HUNT ***Produced by Curtis A. Weyant and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team[Illustration: DOWN THEY PLUNGED SIDE BY SIDE FROM THE ISLAND AND INTO THEWATER.]JACK NORTH'S TREASURE HUNT
 
Or,Daring Adventures in South AmericaBYROY ROCKWOODAuthor of "The Rival Ocean Divers," "The Cruise of theTreasure Ship," "A Schoolboy's Pluck," etc.<i>Illustrated</i>THE WORLD SYNDICATE PUBLISHING CO.CLEVELAND NEW YORKMade in U.S.A.Copyright, 1907, byCHATTERTON-PECK COMPANYPRESS OFTHE COMMERCIAL BOOKBINDING COCLEVELANDContentsI. A Chance for a PositionII. The Test of StrengthIII. A Long Trip ProposedIV. Just in TimeV. On the Island of Robinson CrusoeVI. A Terrible MistakeVII. A Plea of the EnemyVIII. The Lonely PimentoIX. Jack Becomes an EngineerX. A Narrow EscapeXI. Under the Head of a JaguarXII. Put to the TestXIII. Precious MomentsXIV. The Attack on the TrainXV. The Treasure IslandXVI. At the Boiling LakeXVII. In the Nitrate FieldsXVIII. An Alarm of FireXIX. Chilians on Both SidesXX. Preparations for DepartureXXI. A Panic on ShipboardXXII. The Fate of Plum PluckyXXIII. JennyXXIV. Jack and the OcelotXXV. In the Quicksands
 
XXVI. A Night in the JungleXXVII. Jack and the Big SnakeXXVIII. Back from the DeadXXIX. The Treasure of the Boiling LakeXXX. A Ride for Life--ConclusionJack North's Treasure HuntChapter IA Chance for a Position"Where are you going, Jack?""To the shops of John Fowler & Company.""To look for a job?""Yes.""Then you are in luck, for I heard this morning that they want anotherstriker in the lower shop at once.""Then I'll <i>strike</i> for the opening at once, and my name is not JackNorth if I don't land it.""It will be John Slowshanks when you do get it, mind me!" cried outanother voice, from an alley-way near at hand, and before Jack North orhis companion could recover from their surprise the speaker, a tall,awkward youth of twenty, sped up the street at the top of his speed.The scene was in Bauton, a large manufacturing city of New England. Thefirst speaker was a workman at the shops that had been mentioned, butbeyond the fact that he placed the youth before him in the way of gettingwork, he needs no special introduction.The other person was a lad of eighteen, with brown, curly hair, blue eyes,and a round, robust figure. His name was John North, and he was the son ofa couple in humble circumstances."Take care!" cried the man, "that sneak will get in ahead of you, and thena snap of your little finger for your chance of getting the job atFowler's."Jack North did not stop to hear his friend through. He was very much inneed of a situation, and he knew the young man who had rushed in ahead ofhim as a bitter enemy. That fact, coupled with his desire to get work,caused him to dash up the street as fast as he could run.Naturally the appearance of the two running at such a headlong pace

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