The Rover Boys in the Air

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THE ROVER BOYS

IN THE AIR


OR


FROM COLLEGE CAMPUS
TO THE CLOUDS


BY

ARTHUR M. WINFIELD

(Edward Stratemeyer)

AUTHOR OF THE ROVER BOYS AT SCHOOL, THE
ROVER BOYS ON THE OCEAN
, THE PUTNAM HALL SERIES, Etc.


ILLUSTRATED


NEW YORK

GROSSET & DUNLAP

PUBLISHERS

Made in the United States of America

Rover Boys in the Air p006.jpg

"THREE CHEERS FOR THE ROVER BOYS!" CALLED OUT ONE OF THE SENIORS.

The Rover Boys in the Air.
Frontispiece—(Page 123.)
 


INTRODUCTION


My dear Boys: This is a complete story in itself, but forms the sixteenth volume issued under the general title of "Rover Boys Series for Young Americans."

This line was started thirteen years ago by the publication of the first three volumes, "The Rover Boys at School," "On the Ocean," and "In the Jungle." I hoped that the young people would like the stories, but I was hardly prepared for the very warm welcome the volumes received. The three books were followed by a fourth, "The Rover Boys Out West," and then, yearly, by "On the Great Lakes," "In Camp," "On Land and Sea," "On the River," "On the Plains," "In Southern Waters," "On the Farm," "On Treasure Isle," "At College," and then by "Down East," where we last left our heroes and their friends.

Of course, as is but natural, Dick, Tom and Sam are older than when we first met them. Indeed, Dick is thinking of getting married and settling down, and with such a nice girl as Dora Stanhope, who could blame him? All of the boys are at college, finishing their education, and all are as wideawake as ever, and Tom is just as full of merriment. They have some strenuous times, and take a trip through the air that is a good deal out of the ordinary. They meet some of their old enemies, and prove that they are heroes in the best meaning of that much-abused term.

The publishers report a sale of this series of books of over a million copies! This is truly amazing to me, and again, as in the past, I thank my many young friends for their cordial reception of what I have written for them. I trust the present story will interest them and prove of benefit.

Affectionately and sincerely yours,

Edward Stratemeyer

CONTENTS




CHAPTER PAGE
I. The Boys and the Biplane 1
II. Something About the Rover Boys 11
III. Sam Brings News 21
IV. At the Telephone 31
V. Looking for the Lost Flying Machine 42
VI. Two Old Enemies 52
VII. The Runaway Horses 62
VIII. Trial Flights 72
IX. The New Arrival 82
X. Fun with Old Ricks 93
XI. Off for Brill College 104
XII. A Grand Arrival 114
XIII. Some Interesting News 124
XIV. The Birthday Feast 135
XV. A Perilous Flight 145
XVI. Dick and Dora 155
XVII. Caught in a Hailstorm 165
XVIII. Tom and His Fun 176
XIX. Startling News from Home 186
XX. Grace's Revelation 196
XXI. Following Dora and Nellie 206
XXII. Over the Big Woods 214
XXIII. At Close Quarters 222
XXIV. At the Swamp 230
XXV. The Trail of the Touring Car 238
XXVI. The Moonlit Trail 246
XXVII. The Chauffeur of the Touring Car 254
XXVIII. At the Old Mansion 262
XXIX. The Arm of the Law 270
XXX. The Round-Up—Conclusion 278

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1930, 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.