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THE ROVER BOYS UNDER CANVAS

_By_ ARTHUR M. WINFIELD

[Illustration: "MY GRACIOUS! LOOK AT THAT!"

(_Frontispiece_)--_Page 28_]

THE ROVER BOYS

UNDER CANVAS

OR

_THE MYSTERY OF THE

WRECKED SUBMARINE_

BY

ARTHUR M. WINFIELD

(Edward Stratemeyer)

AUTHOR OF "THE ROVER BOYS AT SCHOOL," "THE ROVER

BOYS ON THE OCEAN," "THE PUTNAM

HALL SERIES," ETC.

_ILLUSTRATED_

NEW YORK

GROSSET & DUNLAP

PUBLISHERS

Made in the United States of America

BOOKS BY ARTHUR M. WINFIELD

(Edward Stratemeyer)

THE FIRST ROVER BOYS SERIES

THE ROVER BOYS AT SCHOOL

THE ROVER BOYS ON THE OCEAN

THE ROVER BOYS IN THE JUNGLE

THE ROVER BOYS OUT WEST

THE ROVER BOYS ON THE GREAT LAKES

THE ROVER BOYS IN THE MOUNTAINS

THE ROVER BOYS IN CAMP

THE ROVER BOYS ON LAND AND SEA

THE ROVER BOYS ON THE RIVER

THE ROVER BOYS ON THE PLAINS

THE ROVER BOYS IN SOUTHERN WATERS

THE ROVER BOYS ON THE FARM

THE ROVER BOYS ON TREASURE ISLE

THE ROVER BOYS AT COLLEGE

THE ROVER BOYS DOWN EAST

THE ROVER BOYS IN THE AIR

THE ROVER BOYS IN NEW YORK

THE ROVER BOYS IN ALASKA

THE ROVER BOYS IN BUSINESS

THE ROVER BOYS ON A TOUR

THE SECOND ROVER BOYS SERIES

THE ROVER BOYS AT COLBY HALL

THE ROVER BOYS ON SNOWSHOE ISLAND

THE ROVER BOYS UNDER CANVAS

THE PUTNAM HALL SERIES

THE PUTNAM HALL CADETS

THE PUTNAM HALL RIVALS

THE PUTNAM HALL CHAMPIONS

THE PUTNAM HALL REBELLION

THE PUTNAM HALL ENCAMPMENT

THE PUTNAM HALL MYSTERY

12mo. Cloth. Illustrated.

GROSSET & DUNLAP, PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK

COPYRIGHT, 1919, BY

EDWARD STRATEMEYER

_The Rover Boys Under Canvas_

INTRODUCTION

MY DEAR BOYS: This book is a complete story in itself, but forms the

third volume in a line issued under the general title, "The Second

Rover Boys Series for Young Americans."

As mentioned in a number of volumes of the first series, this line was

started some years ago with the publication of "The Rover Boys at

School," "On the Ocean," and "In the Jungle," in which I introduced my

young readers to Dick, Tom, and Sam Rover. The volumes of the first

series related the doings of these three Rover boys while attending

Putnam Hall Military Academy, Brill College, and while on numerous

outings.

Having acquired a good education, the three young men established

themselves in business and became married. Presently Dick Rover was

blessed with a son and a daughter, as was also his brother Sam, while

Tom Rover became the proud father of twin boys. At first the four lads

were kept at home, but then it was thought best to send them to a

boarding school, and in the first volume of the second series,

entitled "The Rover Boys at Colby Hall," I related what happened to

them while attending this institution.

From Colby Hall the scene was shifted to Snowshoe Island, where the

lads went for a mid-winter outing. Here they ran into a most unusual

mystery, and helped an old lumberman to establish his claim to the

island.

In the present volume the boys are back at Colby Hall, but it is time

for the annual encampment of the military school, and soon they depart

for a brief season "Under Canvas." This is at the time of the World

War, and the lads get mixed up in the mysterysurrounding a wrecked

submarine. What this led to, I leave for the pages which follow to

relate.

In conclusion I wish to thank my numerous readers for all the nice

things they have said about my books. I trust the reading of the

volumes will do all of them good.

Affectionately and sincerely yours,

EDWARD STRATEMEYER.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I A GAME OF BASEBALL 1

II ABOUT THE ROVER BOYS 12

III THE AMMUNITION FACTORY EXPLOSIONS 25

IV A RESCUE ON THE LAKE 35

V MEETING OLD ENEMIES 41

VI CELEBRATING THE BASEBALL VICTORY 56

VII FUN WITH CODFISH 66

VIII AN INTERRUPTED FEAST 76

IX A TELEGRAM FROM HOME 87

X ON THE WAY HOME 98

XI TOM ROVER'S DILEMMA 109

XII AT THE ROVER COMPANY OFFICES 120

XIII FUN AT A RAILROAD STATION 132

XIV BACK TO COLBY HALL 142

XV THE ELECTION FOR OFFICERS 153

XVI OFF FOR THE ENCAMPMENT 164

XVII A NIGHT ON THE ROAD 175

XVIII ONE SURPRISE AND ANOTHER 184

XIX AT CAMP BARLIGHT 194

XX FIRST DAYS UNDER CANVAS 202

XXI STRANGE NOISES 212

XXII AT THE RIFLE RANGES 221

XXIII GIRL VISITORS 231

XXIV TOM ROVER'S ANNOUNCEMENT 240

XXV AT CAMP HUXWELL 250

XXVI AN ASTONISHING DISCOVERY 260

XXVII ON BOARD THE SUBMARINE 271

XXVIII THE CABIN IN THE WOODS 282

XXIX THE FIGHT ON THE SUBMARINE 291

XXX AN IMPORTANT CAPTURE--CONCLUSION 300

THE ROVER BOYS UNDER CANVAS

CHAPTER I

A GAME OF BASEBALL

"Now for a home run, Jack!"

"Soak it out over the bleachers!"

"Show the Hixley boys what we can do!"

"Give him a swift one, Dink! Don't let him hit it!"

"Oh, dear, I do hope Jack scores!" came in a sweet, girlish voice.

"Of course he'll score!" returned a youth sitting near the girl who

had made the remark. "He's been holding back for just this chance."

"Oh, do you think so?" asked another girl in the grandstand.

"Surest thing ever was," was the airy rejoinder. "This is the time

we're going to show the Hixley boys what's what."

"Not on your life!" bellowed a heavy voice from the rear. "Here is

where Colby Hall gets snowed under."

Then came a series of yells, followed by the tooting of horns and the

sounding of rattles, making a din that was almost ear-splitting.

The occasion was the annualbaseball game between Hixley High and

Colby Hall. It had been scheduled to take place on the high-school

athletic field, but at almost the last minute this field had been

declared out of condition, and it had been decided to hold the contest

on the athletic grounds attached to the military academy.

Hixley High was very anxious to win this game. During the previous

fall, as related in a former volume of this series, the high-school

lads had lost the annual football game with Colby Hall by a single

touchdown. This defeat still rankled in their minds, and they were

determined if possible to take the baseball game by a score that

should be well worth while.

And they had good reason to be hopeful of doing this. While their

football team had always been considered by the other teams of that

locality to be of the "second string variety," the baseball nine was a

remarkably strong organization. At its head was Dink Wilsey, a pitcher

who was destined at some time in the future to show himself in one of

the big leagues.

"Why, Dink alone can walk off with that game," was the way more than

one Hixley High student had expressed himself.

But more than this--Hixley High had an exceptionally good first

baseman and a trio of outfielders whose batting average was high.

"We're going to put it all over Colby Hall this trip," was the way the

manager of the Hixley High ball club declared himself on the day

previous to the match.

The game was now at the second half of the sixth inning, and the score

stood, Hixley High, 4; Colby Hall, 2. Colby Hall was at the bat with

two men out and one man at second.

It was therefore no wonder that the military academy students became

anxious when Jack Rover took up his bat and walked to the plate. A

home run would mean the tying of the score, and with a chance to do

even better.

"Take your time, Jack," said Gif Garrison, who was the manager of the

nine. "Make him give you a ball just where you want it."

"Watch yourself!" yelled one of the coaches to the runner at second,

for the Hixley High pitcher had suddenly whirled around, sending the

ball down to the second baseman. There was a quick drop by the runner,

and he escaped getting caught by a few inches only.

"Close shave! Watch yourself, Dan!" yelled Gif Garrison; and Dan

Soppinger, at second, nodded to show that he understood, and then

danced away in the direction of third base as before.

The first ball pitched to Jack Rover was a slow in-curve, and he

stepped back and allowed it to pass him.

"Ball one!"

At this decision a howl of delight went up from the followers of Colby

Hall, while a corresponding groan came from Hixley High.

"That's the eye!"

"Better get a pair of glasses!"

"Sure! The umpire must be blind! That was a perfect ball!"

"Sure it was a perfect ball! That's the reason he called it a ball!"

came from Andy Rover, who sat on the substitutes' bench.

The second ball delivered was a fairly good one, although rather low.

Jack swung at it, and high into the air spun the sphere, well back of

the catcher's head.

"Foul!"

"Run, Billy, you can catch it!"

Flinging off his mask, the Hixley High catcher rushed back toward

where the ball was coming down. But it was too far away for him, and

it struck slantingly on one of the back posts, rolling off toward the

grandstand.

"Line it out, Jack! Don't be fooling with fouls!" yelled Fred Rover.

"Show 'em where the river is!" added Randy Rover.

The next ball to come in was a wide out-curve, and again Jack let it

pass him.

"Ball two!" shouted the umpire.

"That's the way to do it, Jack! Make 'em give you what you want!"

With two balls against him, the noted pitcher for the high school

exercised a little more care in his next delivery. He sent in a

straight, swift one, directly over the outer point of the plate. It

was not exactly what Jack desired, but it was good enough, and he

swung at it with all his strength. Crack! And the ball went sailing

directly over the head of the shortstop and into the field beyond.

"Run, Jack! Run! It's good for a two-bagger!"

"Leg it, Dan! Leg it for home!"

"Send the ball in, Wiffles! Don't let 'em get home!"

These and a hundred other cries rang out as nearly every spectator

sprang to his or her feet in the excitement. Dan Soppinger, half way

to third when Jack made the hit, had now touched that bag and was

tearing for the home plate.

In the meantime Jack, running like a deer, had passed first and was

making for second. The shortstop had made a high but ineffectual jump

for the ball, and now he and the fielder behind him were both after

the sphere. There was a short mix-up, and then the fielder sent the

ball with unerring aim toward the catcher at the home plate.

"Slide, Dan, slide!"

And then Dan Soppinger, running as he had never run before, dropped

down and slid to the plate amid a whirl of dust, followed instantly by

the ball, which landed with a thud in the catcher's mitt.

"He's safe! He's safe!"

"And look! Jack Rover is going to make third!"

Realizing that it was too late to catch the man at the plate, the

catcher threw the ball down to second. But Jack Rover had already

started for third, and now he streaked along with all his might,

arriving at that bag just an instant before the ball followed him.

"That's the way to do it, boy! Keep it up!"

"Oh, he made three bases!" cried one of the girls in the grandstand.

"Isn't that just lovely?"

"I told you he'd do it, Ruth," said another of the girls.

"I wish my cousin Dick was coming up," remarked one of the girls. "I'm

sure he would be able to help them out."

"Never mind, May. He'll be coming up pretty soon," answered Ruth

Stevenson.

The next cadet to the bat was Walt Baxter. Walt was a good all-around

player, but just at present he was not in the best of condition,

having suffered from a touch of the grippe early in the season.

"Bang out a homer, Walt!" sang out Andy Rover.

"Never mind that, Walt. Make a safe hit and bring Jack in," said Gif

Garrison.


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  • election [i´lekʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.选举;选择   (初中英语单词)
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  • baseball [´beisbɔ:l] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.棒球运动   (高中英语单词)
  • announcement [ə´naunsmənt] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.通告;宣布;言谈   (高中英语单词)
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