Frank Merriwell's Alarm

Frank Merriwell's Alarm

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Excerpt: ..."Well, you're a queer duck, anyway!" exclaimed Harry. "I never saw a chap before who seemed cool as an iceberg outside and had a heart of fire in his bosom." Frank laughed. "Every man is peculiar in his own way," he said "I never try to be anything different than I am. I am disgusted by affectation." "We have found Lake Tahoe, but that is not finding the 'buried heiress, ' as you call her." "But we will find her." "I scarcely think it will be an easy task." "Nor do I think so, but I gave George Morris my word, and I am going to keep my promise to him, poor fellow!" "You never seem to consider the possibility of failure, Frank." "The ones who consider the possibility of failure are those who fail, old fellow. Those who succeed are the ones who never think of failure-who believe they cannot fail. Confidence in one's self is an absolute requisite in the battle of life." "There is such a thing as egotism." "Yes. That consists in bragging about what you can do. It is most offensive. It is the fellow who does things without boasting who cuts ice in this world. The other fellow often spends his time in telling what he can do, but never does much." "I think you are right; but let's get down nearer the lake. I've heard that the water is marvelously clear." "It is so clear that a small fish may be seen from the surface, though the fish is near the bottom where the lake is the deepest." "Then it can't be very deep." "It is, nevertheless. In many places it is thirty or forty feet-even more than that." "Then who invented the fish story?" "The fish story is all right," laughed Merriwell. "I know." "How do you know?" "I've been here before." "Here-at Lake Tahoe?" "Sure." "Well, say!" cried Rattleton, in astonishment, "I'd like to know where you haven't been!" "Oh, there are lots of places where I haven't been, but this is one of the...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236734548
  • 9781236734549