The River Motor Boat Boys on the Mississippi

The River Motor Boat Boys on the Mississippi

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Excerpt: ...I'll keep the diamonds. Will you promise to remain on the boat?" "If I had the diamonds, I'd quit you right now!" said the boy, savagely. "I may as well tell you the truth. If you keep the diamonds, I'll stay until I get them, but I'll find them and take them with me if I can. You just mind that!" "You're a frank little chap, anyway!" laughed Clay. "I wasn't brought up to tell lies!" was the astonishing reply. "Who brought you up?" asked Clay. "You just said you never had any home!" "Never did!" was the reply. "Say, you won't blame me if I find where you put the diamonds and run off with them, will you?" he added, quite gravely. "I don't see how I can blame you, after such fair warning," laughed Clay. "And you won't help any one to find me?" persisted the little fellow. "No," answered Clay, "if you are sharp enough to get the diamonds away from me, I'll never let on that I ever saw or heard of you. Is that satisfactory to you?" "Will you shake hands on that?" asked Chet, sitting up on the bunk. "Gladly! Now, go to sleep and wake up in a more communicative mood to-morrow." "I'll stick to what I said!" Chet answered, and Clay left him alone in the cabin. When he reached the deck he was at once surrounded by the boys, all eager to know the outcome of the conference. Clay told them of what had taken place. "He's a nervy little chap!" Clay concluded, "and I like him very much already." "You bet he's all right, that kid!" Alex. said. "If he wasn't, he wouldn't have told you that he would get the gems the first time he got a chance. Besides, see how he is keeping the promise made to some other fellow! Where are you going to keep the diamonds, Clay?" the boy continued. "Don't you ever think the kid won't try hard to find them! I hope he won't feel called upon to cut all our throats in order to obtain possession of them! I believe he would do more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236729250
  • 9781236729255