THE ROVER BOYS ON A HUNT
THE MYSTERIOUS HOUSE IN THE WOODS
ARTHUR M. WINFIELD
AUTHOR OF "THE ROVER BOYS AT SCHOOL," "THE ROVER BOYS ON THE OCEAN," "THE PUTNAM HALL SERIES," ETC.
GROSSET & DUNLAP
Made in the United States of America
Copyright, 1920, by
THE WOLVES GAVE LOUD YELPS OF PAIN.
The Rover Boys on a Hunt
My Dear Boys: This book is a complete story in itself, but forms the fourth volume in a line issued under the general title, "The Second Rover Boys Series for Young Americans."
As mentioned in some volumes of the first series, this line was started years ago with the publication of "The Rover Boys at School," "On the Ocean," and "In the Jungle," in which I introduced my readers to Dick, Tom and Sam Rover. The twenty volumes of the first series related the doings of these three youths while attending Putnam Hall Military Academy, Brill College, and while on numerous outings.
Having acquired a thorough education, the three young men established themselves in business and were married. Presently Dick Rover became the father of a son and a daughter, and so did his brother Sam, while Tom Rover became the father of twin boys. The four lads were later on sent to boarding school, as related in the first volume of this second series, entitled "The Rover Boys at Colby Hall."
From Colby Hall the scene was shifted to "Snowshoe Island," where the lads went for a winter outing. Then they came back to the military academy, and later on participated in the annual encampment, as related in the third volume, entitled "The Rover Boys under Canvas."
In the present volume the scene is shifted from lively times at Colby Hall to still more livelier times in the woods, to which the lads journeyed for a season of hunting. They came upon a mysterious house in the forest, and there uncovered a secret which I will leave the pages that follow to relate.
Once more I wish to thank my numerous readers for the many nice things they have said about these "Rover Boys" books. I trust that the reading of the volumes will do them all good.
Affectionately and sincerely yours,
CHAPTER I. The Bobsled Race
CHAPTER II. About the Rovers
CHAPTER III. News of Importance
CHAPTER IV. Something about Cedar Lodge
CHAPTER V. The Defeat of the Bully
CHAPTER VI. At the Moving Picture Theater
CHAPTER VII. The End of the Term
CHAPTER VIII. Christmas at Home
CHAPTER IX. The Railroad Accident
CHAPTER X. The Rescue
CHAPTER XI. On the Way to Cedar Lodge
CHAPTER XII. At the Frozen-up Spring
CHAPTER XIII. The Meeting on the Road
CHAPTER XIV. The First Hunt
CHAPTER XV. A Cry for Help
CHAPTER XVI. Undesirable Visitors
CHAPTER XVII. New Year's Day in Camp
CHAPTER XVIII. Fishing Through the Ice
CHAPTER XIX. Letters from Home
CHAPTER XX. Lost in the Woods
CHAPTER XXI. A Night under the Cliff
CHAPTER XXII. At Tony Duval's Camp
CHAPTER XXIII. Six Big Snowballs