THE ROVER BOYS ON THE FARM
LAST DAYS AT PUTNAM HALL
BY ARTHUR M. WINFIELD (Edward Stratemeyer)
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
ONE HORSE REARED AND TRIED TO BACK.
My Dear Boys: With this I present to you "The Rover Boys on the Farm," the twelfth volume in the "Rover Boys Series for Young Americans."
It is a large number of volumes to write about one set of characters, isn't it? When I started the series, many years ago, I had in mind, as I have told you before, to pen three books, possibly four. But as soon as I had written "The Rover Boys at School," "The Rover Boys on the Ocean," and "The Rover Boys in the Jungle," there was a cry for more, and so I wrote "The Rover Boys Out West," "On the Great Lakes," "In the Mountains," "On Land and Sea," "In Camp," "On the River," "On the Plains," and then "In Southern Waters," where we last left our heroes.
In the present story, as promised in the last volume, the scene is shifted back to the farm and to dear old Putnam Hall, with their many pleasant associations. As before, Sam, Tom and Dick are to the front, along with several of their friends, and there are a number of adventures, some comical and some strange and mystifying. At the school the rivalries are as keen as ever, but the Rover boys are on their mettle, and prove their worth on more than one occasion.
Again I thank my numerous readers for all the kind words they have spoken about my stories. I hope the present volume will please them in every way.
Affectionately and sincerely yours,
CHAPTER I. Something About the Rover Boys
CHAPTER II. What Happened on the Mountain
CHAPTER III. A Mysterious Cave
CHAPTER IV. At the Farm
CHAPTER V. Randolph Rover's Story
CHAPTER VI. Waiting for News
CHAPTER VII. A Strange Letter Box
CHAPTER VIII. Last Days on the Farm
CHAPTER IX. At the Wild West Show
CHAPTER X. Jolly Old Schoolmates
CHAPTER XI. William Philander Tubbs
CHAPTER XII. What Happened on the Stairs
CHAPTER XIII. Dora, Grace and Nellie
CHAPTER XIV. At the Ice-Cream Establishment
CHAPTER XV. An Astonishing Gift
CHAPTER XVI. The Hunt for a Snake
CHAPTER XVII. A Stirring Scene in the Schoolroom
CHAPTER XVIII. In Which Tad Sobber Disappears
CHAPTER XIX. What Happened at the Party
CHAPTER XX. Dick and Dora
CHAPTER XXI. A Bob Sled Race
CHAPTER XXII. Peleg Snuggers' Queer Ride
CHAPTER XXIII. Holidays at the Farm
CHAPTER XXIV. A Capture and a Surprise
CHAPTER XXV. Christmas at the Farm