Raftmates: A Story of the Great River
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Raftmates: A Story of the Great River

By Kirk Munroe
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  • The Project Gutenberg eBook, Raftmates, by Kirk Munroe
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      • [Frontispiece: "Winn dashed away with the speed of a deer."]
    • [Frontispiece: "Winn dashed away with the speed of a deer."]
  • RAFTMATES
    • A STORY OF THE GREAT RIVER
      • BY
    • BY
    • KIRK MUNROE
      • AUTHOR OF "DORYMATES" "CAMPMATES" "CANOEMATES" ETC.
        • ILLUSTRATED
        • NEW YORK AND LONDON HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS 1902
      • ILLUSTRATED
      • NEW YORK AND LONDON HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS 1902
    • AUTHOR OF "DORYMATES" "CAMPMATES" "CANOEMATES" ETC.
      • ILLUSTRATED
      • NEW YORK AND LONDON HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS 1902
    • ILLUSTRATED
    • NEW YORK AND LONDON HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS 1902
    • CONTENTS.
    • ILLUSTRATIONS.
      • "WINN DASHED AWAY WITH THE SPEED OF A DEER" . . . Frontispiece
      • "WINN SECURED ONE END OF THE CABLE TO THAT PART OF THE BOOM RESTING AGAINST THE SNAG"
      • "'WHY, THE RAFT HAS GONE!' EXCLAIMED ELTA"
      • "'HOLD ON, YOUNG MAN! ONE AT A TIME IS ENOUGH'"
      • "A BROAD STREAM OF WHEAT RUSHED OUT ON DECK"
      • "'WATCH HIM, BIM!'"
      • "'WHO'S THERE?' CRIED THE OLD MAN"
      • "BILLY BRACKETT UTTERED A CRY OF AMAZEMENT"
      • WINN'S INTRODUCTION TO SABELLA
      • BILLY BRACKETT IS A FRIEND IN NEED
      • "THE MULE WAS PURCHASED THAT AFTERNOON"
      • "WITH A PRODIGIOUS LEAP HE LANDED SQUARELY ON REWARD'S HEAD"
      • "'THE RAFT HAS GONE, AND WE ARE AFTER IT'"
      • THE RESCUE OF SABELLA
      • "THE NEXT INSTANT HE SPRANG TO HIS FEET WITH A CRY"
      • "THE STRONG ARMS LIFTED HIM AS THEY WOULD A CHILD"
      • "LIKE YOUNG TIGERS THE BOYS TUGGED AT THE HEAVY SWEEPS"
      • "'YO' CALLIN' DAT AR PLANTASHUN MOSS BACK?' EXCLAIMED SOLON" (missing from book)
      • "THE LANTERNS OF THE WORKING GANG GLANCING HERE AND THERE LIKE FIRE-FLIES"
      • A REUNION OF "MATES"
    • "WINN DASHED AWAY WITH THE SPEED OF A DEER" . . . Frontispiece
    • "WINN SECURED ONE END OF THE CABLE TO THAT PART OF THE BOOM RESTING AGAINST THE SNAG"
    • "'WHY, THE RAFT HAS GONE!' EXCLAIMED ELTA"
    • "'HOLD ON, YOUNG MAN! ONE AT A TIME IS ENOUGH'"
    • "A BROAD STREAM OF WHEAT RUSHED OUT ON DECK"
    • "'WATCH HIM, BIM!'"
    • "'WHO'S THERE?' CRIED THE OLD MAN"
    • "BILLY BRACKETT UTTERED A CRY OF AMAZEMENT"
    • WINN'S INTRODUCTION TO SABELLA
    • BILLY BRACKETT IS A FRIEND IN NEED
    • "THE MULE WAS PURCHASED THAT AFTERNOON"
    • "WITH A PRODIGIOUS LEAP HE LANDED SQUARELY ON REWARD'S HEAD"
    • "'THE RAFT HAS GONE, AND WE ARE AFTER IT'"
    • THE RESCUE OF SABELLA
    • "THE NEXT INSTANT HE SPRANG TO HIS FEET WITH A CRY"
    • "THE STRONG ARMS LIFTED HIM AS THEY WOULD A CHILD"
    • "LIKE YOUNG TIGERS THE BOYS TUGGED AT THE HEAVY SWEEPS"
    • "'YO' CALLIN' DAT AR PLANTASHUN MOSS BACK?' EXCLAIMED SOLON" (missing from book)
    • "THE LANTERNS OF THE WORKING GANG GLANCING HERE AND THERE LIKE FIRE-FLIES"
    • A REUNION OF "MATES"
  • RAFT MATES.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • THE RAFT.
      • CHAPTER II.
      • WINN ASSUMES A RESPONSIBILITY.
      • [Illustration: "Winn secured one end of the cable to that part of the boom resting against the snag."]
      • CHAPTER III.
      • A MUD-BESPATTERED ARRIVAL FROM CALIFORNIA.
      • [Illustration: "'Why, the raft has gone!' exclaimed Elta"]
      • CHAPTER IV.
      • BILLY BRACKETT STARTS DOWN THE RIVER.
      • CHAPTER V.
      • HOW THE VOYAGE WAS BEGUN.
      • CHAPTER VI.
      • MR. GILDER AND HIS RUDE RECEPTION.
      • [Illustration: "'Hold on, young man! One at a time is enough.'"]
      • CHAPTER VII.
      • A GANG OF "RIVER-TRADERS."
      • CHAPTER VIII.
      • DISAPPEARANCE OF THE RAFT.
      • [Illustration: "A broad stream of wheat rushed out on the deck"]
      • CHAPTER IX.
      • ALONE ON THE ISLAND.
      • CHAPTER X.
      • A NIGHT OF STRANGE HAPPENINGS.
      • CHAPTER XI.
      • BILLY BRACKETT'S SURPRISING SITUATION.
      • CHAPTER XII.
      • THE TRAPPERS TRAPPED.
      • [Illustration: "'Watch him, Bim!'"]
      • CHAPTER XIII.
      • WINN'S LONELY CRUISE.
      • CHAPTER XIV.
      • A PEAL OF GIRLISH LAUGHTER.
      • [Illustration: "'Who's there?' cried the old man"]
      • CHAPTER XV.
      • "CAP'N COD," SABELLA, AND THE WHATNOT.
      • CHAPTER XVI.
      • BIM MAKES AN ENEMY.
      • [Illustration: "Billy Brackett uttered a cry of amazement."]
      • CHAPTER XVII.
      • THE TRUTH, BUT NOT THE WHOLE TRUTH.
      • [Illustration: Winn's introduction to Sabella.]
      • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • FOLLOWING THE TRAIL.
      • CHAPTER XIX.
      • A CURIOUS COMPLICATION.
      • CHAPTER XX.
      • BIM GROWLS.
      • [Illustration: Billy Brackett is a friend in need.]
      • CHAPTER XXI.
      • EVERY ONE EXPLAINS.
      • CHAPTER XXII.
      • A "MEWEL" NAMED "REWARD."
      • [Illustration: "The mule was purchased that afternoon."]
      • CHAPTER XXIII.
      • REWARD RUNS AWAY WITH THE PANORAMA.
      • [Illustration: "With a prodigious leap he landed squarely on Reward's head."]
      • CHAPTER XXIV.
      • WINN DISCOVERS HIS LONG-LOST RAFT.
      • CHAPTER XXV.
      • THE RAFT AND THE SHOW-BOAT CHANGE CREWS.
      • CHAPTER XXVI.
      • A DISASTROUS COLLISION.
      • [Illustration: "'The raft has gone, and we are after it.'"]
      • CHAPTER XXVII.
      • IS THIS OUR RAFT OR NOT?
      • CHAPTER XXVIII.
      • THE RESCUE OF SABELLA.
      • [Illustration: The rescue of Sabella.]
      • CHAPTER XXIX.
      • BIM BRINGS ABOUT A JOYFUL MEETING.
      • CHAPTER XXX.
      • IN CLOD'S CABIN.
      • [Illustration: "The next instant he sprang to his feet with a cry."]
      • CHAPTER XXXI.
      • CAMPMATES TURN RAFTMATES.
      • CHAPTER XXXII.
      • THE "RIVER-TRADERS" ATTEMPT TO REGAIN POSSESSION.
      • [Illustration: "The strong arms lifted him as they would a child."]
      • CHAPTER XXXIII.
      • WHERE IS BIM?
      • CHAPTER XXXIV.
      • A BLAZE ON THE RIVER.
      • [Illustration: "Like young tigers the boys tugged at the heavy sweeps."]
      • CHAPTER XXXV.
      • BIM'S HEROISM.
      • CHAPTER XXXVI.
      • THE MASTER OF MOSS BANK.
      • [Illustration: "'Yo' callin' dat ar plantashun Moss Back?' exclaimed Solon" (missing from book)]
      • CHAPTER XXXVII.
      • BIM'S 'COON.
      • CHAPTER XXXVIII.
      • THE GREAT RIVER AND ITS MISCHIEF.
      • [Illustration: "The lanterns of the working gang glancing here and there like fire-flies."]
      • CHAPTER XXXIX.
      • HURLED THROUGH THE CREVASSE AND WRECKED.
      • CHAPTER XL.
      • A MEETING OF MATES.
      • [Illustration: A reunion of "mates."]
    • THE RAFT.
    • CHAPTER II.
    • WINN ASSUMES A RESPONSIBILITY.
    • [Illustration: "Winn secured one end of the cable to that part of the boom resting against the snag."]
    • CHAPTER III.
    • A MUD-BESPATTERED ARRIVAL FROM CALIFORNIA.
    • [Illustration: "'Why, the raft has gone!' exclaimed Elta"]
    • CHAPTER IV.
    • BILLY BRACKETT STARTS DOWN THE RIVER.
    • CHAPTER V.
    • HOW THE VOYAGE WAS BEGUN.
    • CHAPTER VI.
    • MR. GILDER AND HIS RUDE RECEPTION.
    • [Illustration: "'Hold on, young man! One at a time is enough.'"]
    • CHAPTER VII.
    • A GANG OF "RIVER-TRADERS."
    • CHAPTER VIII.
    • DISAPPEARANCE OF THE RAFT.
    • [Illustration: "A broad stream of wheat rushed out on the deck"]
    • CHAPTER IX.
    • ALONE ON THE ISLAND.
    • CHAPTER X.
    • A NIGHT OF STRANGE HAPPENINGS.
    • CHAPTER XI.
    • BILLY BRACKETT'S SURPRISING SITUATION.
    • CHAPTER XII.
    • THE TRAPPERS TRAPPED.
    • [Illustration: "'Watch him, Bim!'"]
    • CHAPTER XIII.
    • WINN'S LONELY CRUISE.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
    • A PEAL OF GIRLISH LAUGHTER.
    • [Illustration: "'Who's there?' cried the old man"]
    • CHAPTER XV.
    • "CAP'N COD," SABELLA, AND THE WHATNOT.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
    • BIM MAKES AN ENEMY.
    • [Illustration: "Billy Brackett uttered a cry of amazement."]
    • CHAPTER XVII.
    • THE TRUTH, BUT NOT THE WHOLE TRUTH.
    • [Illustration: Winn's introduction to Sabella.]
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
    • FOLLOWING THE TRAIL.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
    • A CURIOUS COMPLICATION.
    • CHAPTER XX.
    • BIM GROWLS.
    • [Illustration: Billy Brackett is a friend in need.]
    • CHAPTER XXI.
    • EVERY ONE EXPLAINS.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
    • A "MEWEL" NAMED "REWARD."
    • [Illustration: "The mule was purchased that afternoon."]
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
    • REWARD RUNS AWAY WITH THE PANORAMA.
    • [Illustration: "With a prodigious leap he landed squarely on Reward's head."]
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
    • WINN DISCOVERS HIS LONG-LOST RAFT.
    • CHAPTER XXV.
    • THE RAFT AND THE SHOW-BOAT CHANGE CREWS.
    • CHAPTER XXVI.
    • A DISASTROUS COLLISION.
    • [Illustration: "'The raft has gone, and we are after it.'"]
    • CHAPTER XXVII.
    • IS THIS OUR RAFT OR NOT?
    • CHAPTER XXVIII.
    • THE RESCUE OF SABELLA.
    • [Illustration: The rescue of Sabella.]
    • CHAPTER XXIX.
    • BIM BRINGS ABOUT A JOYFUL MEETING.
    • CHAPTER XXX.
    • IN CLOD'S CABIN.
    • [Illustration: "The next instant he sprang to his feet with a cry."]
    • CHAPTER XXXI.
    • CAMPMATES TURN RAFTMATES.
    • CHAPTER XXXII.
    • THE "RIVER-TRADERS" ATTEMPT TO REGAIN POSSESSION.
    • [Illustration: "The strong arms lifted him as they would a child."]
    • CHAPTER XXXIII.
    • WHERE IS BIM?
    • CHAPTER XXXIV.
    • A BLAZE ON THE RIVER.
    • [Illustration: "Like young tigers the boys tugged at the heavy sweeps."]
    • CHAPTER XXXV.
    • BIM'S HEROISM.
    • CHAPTER XXXVI.
    • THE MASTER OF MOSS BANK.
    • [Illustration: "'Yo' callin' dat ar plantashun Moss Back?' exclaimed Solon" (missing from book)]
    • CHAPTER XXXVII.
    • BIM'S 'COON.
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII.
    • THE GREAT RIVER AND ITS MISCHIEF.
    • [Illustration: "The lanterns of the working gang glancing here and there like fire-flies."]
    • CHAPTER XXXIX.
    • HURLED THROUGH THE CREVASSE AND WRECKED.
    • CHAPTER XL.
    • A MEETING OF MATES.
    • [Illustration: A reunion of "mates."]
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