Cruise of the Jasper B

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Cruise of the Jasper B  (1916) 
by Don Marquis

After long service as a drudge in a newspaper office, Cleggett suddenly comes into a legacy of a half-million. He is not yet past his youth, and the world is all before him. He buys an old hulk which has long been stuck in the mud of a Long Island cove. His plan is to fit her out and sail whither he will in quest of adventure. But there turns out to be a proper mystery about the Jasper B. which presently involves Cleggett and his crew and various others in sufficiently thrilling adventures before they have had a chance to try their seamanship, and their luck at happenings, away from Long Island muck. The thing is done, I say, with a quaint yet unforced extravagance which reminds me of the Stockton touch—a later Rudder Grange, to make much of the analogy. —from "Some Stories of the Month" by H. W. Boynton in the Bookman, August 1916 (Full review in the Discussion page)

THE CRUISE OF
THE JASPER B.


BY
DON MARQUIS
AUTHOR OF "DANNY'S OWN STORY," ETC.


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D. APPLETON AND COMPANY
NEW YORK AND LONDON
1916

Copyright, 1916, by
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY
Copyright, 1916, by Street and Smith



Printed in the United States of America


TO

ALL THE COPYREADERS

ON ALL THE NEWSPAPERS

OF AMERICA


CONTENTS


CHAPTER PAGE
I. A Bright Blade Leaps from a Rusty Scabbard 1
II. The Room of Illusion 10
III. A Schooner, a Skipper and a Skull 20
IV. A Bad Man to Cross 36
V. Beauty in Distress 50
VI. Lady Agatha's Story 70
VII. First Blood for Cleggett 85
VIII. A Flame Leaps Out of the Dark 102
IX. Mysteries Multiply 115
X. In The Enemy's Camp 128
XI. Repartee and Pistols 145
XII. The Second Oblong Box 159
XIII. The Soul of Logan Black 173
XIV. Cleggett Stands by His Ship 183
XV. Night, Tempest, Love and Battle 196
XVI. Romance Regnant 200
XVII. Miss Pringle Calls on Mr. Cleggett 201
XVIII. The Man in the Blue Pajamas 210
XIX. Two Great Men Meet 221
XX. The Psychological Detective 231
XXI. The Third Oblong Box Arrives 238
XXII. Dancing on the Deck 257
XXIII. Cutlasses 267
XXIV. The Duel 280
XXV. The Secret of the Vessel's Hold 294
XXVI. A Dog Dies Game 300
XXVII. Cleggett Accommodates the King 310

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1937, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.