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Dave Fearless and the Cave of Mystery

(1908)
(Adrift on the Pacific)
(The third book in the Dave Fearless series)
A novel by

 
 
Dave knew that this channel must be quite shallow. He doubted if the cumbersome iron-clad could navigate it. Even if it tried to, it would be some minutes before its crew could swing around into position to make the chase.
The launch took the channel like an arrow. Dave's spirits rose high, notwithstanding some loud and quite peremptory hails from the direction of the gunboat.
"Better than before," soliloquized Dave. "I can swing around the sandbars directly to the anchorage of the Swallow."
Glancing back, Dave saw that the gunboat did not intend to follow the course he had taken. That craft had stopped and put about.
"They must suspect that something's not exactly right," calculated Dave. "The mischief--that was close. Ouch! I'm hit."
Dave went keeling over from the bow seat. Very suddenly, from some bushes on the wooded island, there were two sharp flashes and reports. One bullet whizzed past his head, the second plowed a furrow across his forearm. It was not deep, but the wound bled, and the surprise and shock sent Dave over backwards.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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March 2013 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Dave Fearless and the Cave of Mystery Or, Adrift on the Pacific - The Original Classic Edition
Author(s): Roy Rockwood
ISBN: 1-4864-8573-1 / 978-1-4864-8573-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Emereo Classics
Availability: Amazon UK