Careers of Danger and Daring
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Careers of Danger and Daring

By Cleveland Moffett
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Table of Contents
  • CAREERS OF DANGER AND DARING
  • CAREERS OF DANGER AND DARING
  • CLEVELAND MOFFETT
    • Dedication
  • CONTENTS
    • ACKNOWLEDGMENT
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • CAREERS OF DANGER AND DARING
  • THE STEEPLE-CLIMBER
  • I
    • IN WHICH WE MAKE THE ACQUAINTANCE OF "STEEPLE BOB"
  • II
    • HOW THEY BLEW OFF THE TOP OF A STEEPLE WITH DYNAMITE
  • III
    • THE GREATEST DANGER TO A STEEPLE-CLIMBER LIES IN BEING STARTLED
  • IV
    • EXPERIENCE OF AN AMATEUR CLIMBING TO A STEEPLE-TOP
  • THE DEEP-SEA DIVER
  • I
    • SOME FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF MEN WHO GO DOWN UNDER THE SEA
  • II
    • A VISIT TO THE BURYING-GROUND OF WRECKS
  • III
    • AN AFTERNOON OF STORY-TELLING ON THE STEAM-PUMP "DUNDERBERG"
  • IV
    • WHEREIN WE MEET SHARKS, ALLIGATORS, AND A VERY TOUGH PROBLEM IN WRECKING
  • V
    • IN WHICH THE AUTHOR PUTS ON A DIVING-SUIT AND GOES DOWN TO A WRECK
  • THE BALLOONIST
  • I
    • HERE WE VISIT A BALLOON FARM AND TALK, WITH THE MAN WHO RUNS IT
  • II
    • WHICH TREATS OF EXPERIMENTS IN STEERING BALLOONS
  • III
    • SOMETHING ABOUT EXPLOSIVE BALLOONS AND THE WONDERS OF HYDROGEN
  • IV
    • THE STORY OF A BOY WHO RAN AWAY IN A BIG BALLOON
  • THE PILOT
  • I
    • SOME STIRRING TALES OF THE SEA HEARD AT THE PILOTS' CLUB
  • II
    • WHICH SHOWS HOW PILOTS ON THE ST. LAWRENCE FIGHT THE ICE-FLOES
  • III
    • NOW WE WATCH THE MEN WHO SHOOT THE FURIOUS RAPIDS AT LACHINE
  • IV
    • WHAT CANADIAN PILOTS DID IN THE CATARACTS OF THE NILE
  • THE BRIDGE-BUILDER
  • I
    • IN WHICH WE VISIT A PLACE OF UNUSUAL FEARS AND PERILS
  • II
    • THE EXPERIENCE OF TWO NOVICES IN BALANCING ALONG NARROW GIRDERS AND WATCHING THE "TRAVELER" GANG
  • III
    • WHICH TELLS OF MEN WHO HAVE FALLEN FROM GREAT HEIGHTS
  • THE FIREMAN
  • I
    • WHEREIN WE SEE A SLEEPING VILLAGE SWEPT BY A RIVER OF FIRE AND THE BURNING OF A FAMOUS HOTEL
  • II
    • WHAT BILL BROWN DID IN THE GREAT TARRANT FIRE
  • III
    • HERE WE VISIT AN ENGINE-HOUSE AT NIGHT AND CHAT WITH THE DRIVER
  • IV
    • FAMOUS RESCUES BY NEW YORK FIRE-BOATS FROM RED-HOT OCEAN LINERS
  • THE A√čRIAL ACROBAT
  • I
    • SHOWING THAT IT TAKES MORE THAN MUSCLE AND SKILL TO WORK ON THE HIGH BARS
  • II
    • ABOUT DOUBLE AND TRIPLE SOMERSAULTS AND THE DANGER OF LOSING HEART
  • III
    • IN WHICH THE AUTHOR TRIES HIS HAND WITH PROFESSIONAL TRAPEZE PERFORMERS
  • IV
    • SOME REMARKABLE FALLS AND NARROW ESCAPES OF FAMOUS ATHLETES
  • THE WILD-BEAST TAMER
  • I
    • WE VISIT A QUEER RESORT FOR CIRCUS PEOPLE AND TALK WITH A TRAINER OF ELEPHANTS
  • II
    • METHODS OF LION-TAMERS AND THE STORY OF BRUTUS'S ATTACK ON MR. BOSTOCK
  • III
    • BONAVITA DESCRIBES HIS FIGHT WITH SEVEN LIONS AND GEORGE ARSTINGSTALL TELLS HOW HE CONQUERED A MAD ELEPHANT
  • IV
    • WE SEE MR. BOSTOCK MATCHED AGAINST A WILD LION AND HEAR ABOUT THE TIGER RAJAH
  • V
    • WE SPEND A NIGHT AMONG WILD BEASTS AND SEE THE DANGEROUS LION BLACK PRINCE
  • THE DYNAMITE WORKER
  • I
    • THE STORY OF SOME MILLIONAIRE HEROES AND THE WORLD'S GREATEST POWDER EXPLOSION
  • II
    • WE VISIT A DYNAMITE-FACTORY AND MEET A MAN WHO THINKS COURAGE IS AN ACCIDENT
  • III
    • HOW JOSHUA PLUMSTEAD STUCK TO HIS NITROGLYCERIN-VAT IN AN EXPLOSION AND SAVED THE WORKS
  • THE LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER
  • I
    • HOW IT FEELS TO RIDE AT NIGHT ON A LOCOMOTIVE GOING NINETY MILES AN HOUR
  • II
    • WE PICK UP SOME ENGINE LORE AND HEAR ABOUT THE DEATH OF GIDDINGS
  • III
    • SOME MEMORIES OF THE GREAT RECORD-BREAKING RUN FROM CHICAGO TO BUFFALO
  • IV
    • WE HEAR SOME THRILLING STORIES AT A ROUNDHOUSE AND REACH THE END OF THE BOOK
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