Camping on the St. Lawrence; Or, On the Trail of the Early Discoverers

Camping on the St. Lawrence; Or, On the Trail of the Early Discoverers

Quincy Allen

Science Fiction / Paranormal / Fantasy

In this story I have endeavored to take my young readers to one of our noblest rivers, and not only to make them share in the stirring experiences which are to be had on its waters, but also to make them feel something of the power of the wonderful history of those who first looked upon its scenes of beauty.The events recorded have largely been taken from actual occurrences, the characters, I trust, will not be found untrue to life, and the historical references not inaccurate or uninteresting. Young people are able to feel the inspiration of nature’s power when they are not able to define or express it, and perhaps the best form of teaching is that which enables them to look out with the inner vision rather than to observe these things from the outside.Inspiring as is the majestic river, no less inspiring is the story of the men who first sailed over its waters. Their heroism, persistence, and consecration are qualities which are needed by all men, and in all places and times. We never outgrow these things, though the best parts of our lives may grow out of them.A better understanding of our own land—its natural beauty, its history and heroes—is certainly not one of the least of the demands of the present time; and the author of this story has had the modest hope that its readers may gain a desire in its perusal to see and know more of those possessions which with pardonable pride they are able to claim as their own.Camping on the St. Lawrence : Or On the Trail of the Early Discoverers, The Journey, Ben tries the Canoe, Ancient History, A Mishap, The Races, A Moonlight Sail
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The Outdoor Chums After Big Game; Or, Perilous Adventures in the Wilderness

The Outdoor Chums After Big Game; Or, Perilous Adventures in the Wilderness

Quincy Allen

Science Fiction / Paranormal / Fantasy

CHAPTER I GLORIOUS NEWS "Hello, there, Red Rover! Come alongside!" "What\'s the row, fellows? This dandy breeze is too good to be wasted loafing." "Frank\'s coming in the Jupiter, and coming like a streak!" "Yes, and more than that, Bluff, he waves his hat as though he had great news!" Will Milton and Jerry Wallington sat in the double canoe, that with flapping sails pointed its stem into the wind; while their chum, Richard Masters, known among all his schoolmates as Bluff, manipulated the dainty fifteen-foot cedar craft in which he had been speeding over the surface of Camalot Lake. Another midget boat, constructed on the same lines as that in which Bluff was seated, came flying down before the wind, and presently brought up alongside the other craft. It contained a single young fellow, upon whose frank and open face rested a broad smile that seemed to prophesy pleasing news. "What makes you look so happy, Frank? Evidently you\'ve heard that your examination papers were up to the standard, and it\'s college next year for yours," remarked Bluff with eagerness, and, it must be confessed, a tinge of envy in his quivering voice. "Right for you! But that is only the beginning of my news!" cried Frank Langdon as he reached out and caught Jerry by the arm. "Am I in it?" demanded that worthy, seeming to catch his breath. "Well, I should say you were, and with even better honors than poor me. Now, the rest of you fellows, don\'t look that way. It\'s all right, I tell you," went on the bearer of news, trying to control his own voice, but succeeding only a little better than Jerry. "Say! do you mean it? Did Bluff and I get through, after all?" exclaimed Will. Frank nodded his head enthusiastically. "Careful, now, you wild Indians! Just remember that you\'re in canoes that can be upset easily, and unless you want a ducking out in the middle of the lake, restrain your enthusiasm a bit, please. It isn\'t the easiest thing in the world, climbing over the stern of a canoe with all your clothes on," he warned them. "But is it really true?" pleaded Will. "Have I crawled through decently? Well, I\'m glad; not only because it will keep four chums together a while longer, in college, but my mother has set her heart on this thing. Yes, I\'m mighty well pleased." Will\'s mother was a rich widow, and as he had only a twin sister, Violet, for whom Frank entertained a pronounced liking, the two were more than ordinarily dear to Mrs. Milton. "Well, fellows, let\'s give one mighty cheer because of our good fortune," said Jerry, his face beaming with delight; for the chums were very fond of each other, and had a single one been left behind on the following year, when the college term opened, there would have been many a keen regret. "Hip, hip, hurrah! Hurrah! hurrah! Tiger!" No doubt, many persons ashore, who heard that lusty shout come ringing over the clear water of the beautiful little lake on which the town of Centerville was located, wondered what the burst of enthusiasm meant. But then they knew these four boys were built along the right lines, and that while they loved the whole outdoors, with its attendant exciting times, never had they been known to indulge in mean pranks....
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The Outdoor Chums in the Forest; Or, Laying the Ghost of Oak Ridge

The Outdoor Chums in the Forest; Or, Laying the Ghost of Oak Ridge

Quincy Allen

Science Fiction / Paranormal / Fantasy

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world\'s literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
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The Outdoor Chums in the Big Woods; Or, Rival Hunters of Lumber Run

The Outdoor Chums in the Big Woods; Or, Rival Hunters of Lumber Run

Quincy Allen

Science Fiction / Paranormal / Fantasy

“That looks like a challenge, Frank.” “It was well fired, at any rate, Bluff!” “I should say yes, because it knocked my hat clear off my head. Do we stand for that sort of thing, or shall we accept the dare?” “There are half a dozen and more of the enemy against four Outdoor Chums, but what of that? This is the first snow of the fall, with a real tang in the air. Say yes, Frank, and let’s get busy!”
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Blood Curse: Book 2 of the Blood War Chronicles

Blood Curse: Book 2 of the Blood War Chronicles

Quincy Allen

Science Fiction / Paranormal / Fantasy

“Prepare for shocks, grit, and a voice you’ll want to read forever.” ~ #1 NYT Bestselling Author Sherrilyn Kenyon In a world of magic, a clockwork gunslinger must stop a demon apocalypse from wiping out two worlds. Starting in an old west you’d mostly recognize, this six-book series journeys beyond the boundaries of our own world and becomes an epic fantasy tale culminating in a demon war that tears deep… straight into the heart of Texas. Ancient Foes • Airship Battles • A Hidden City THE BLOOD WAR CHRONICLES A ruddy sun has set on the gauntlet that nearly killed Jake and his companions in San Francisco. Storm clouds loom on the horizon, promising the inevitability of an airship battle with the nefarious Colonel Szilágyi.… Blood Curse, the second book in the Blood War Chronicles, drops Jake into the middle of a war between the Free Territories and the Empire of Texas. In the shadow of warships, mechanized infantry, and spies, he discovers a world he couldn’t possibly have imagined and begins to understand what fate has in store for him. Jake doesn’t want that destiny, but his growing feelings for the Lady Corina Dănești lead him down a path of death and destruction on a scale that could encompass worlds. “Just like the first book in the series, Blood Ties, Blood Curse pulls you along on Jake and Cole's wild ride across the West. Quincy does a great job blending magic with steampunk and wrapping it in the grittiness of a western. I didn't want to put this one down, and almost missed my bus stop a couple of times! I highly recommend the series. You won't be disappointed.” ~ Niara “Quincy Allen offers a brisk, thoughtful story that weaves together the necessary tropes to create a satisfying Steampunk adventure…. The tight prose draws you into an evocative tale that spins on intrigue and double-crosses. Go for it.” ~ Mario Acevedo, Acclaimed Author and Artist
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