The Rover Boys in the Air
"THREE CHEERS FOR THE ROVER BOYS!" CALLED OUT ONE OF THE SENIORS.
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,
|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|
|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|
|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|