The Rover Boys on the Farm
|I.||Something About the Rover Boys||1|
|II.||What Happened on the Mountain||9|
|III.||A Mysterious Cave||18|
|IV.||At the Farm||27|
|V.||Randolph Rover's Story||36|
|VI.||Waiting for News||44|
|VII.||A Strange Letter Box||51|
|VIII.||Last Days on the Farm||58|
|IX.||At the Wild West Show||65|
|X.||Jolly Old Schoolmates||73|
|XI.||William Philander Tubbs||82|
|XII.||What Happened on the Stairs||90|
|XIII.||Dora, Grace and Nellie||97|
|XIV.||At the Ice-Cream Establishment||106|
|XV.||An Astonishing Gift||116|
|XVI.||The Hunt for a Snake||124|
|XVII.||A Stirring Scene in the Schoolroom||132|
|XVIII.||In Which Tad Sobber Disappears||140|
|XIX.||What Happened at the Party||148|
|XX.||Dick and Dora||156|
|XXI.||A Bob Sled Race||163|
|XXII.||Peleg Snuggers' Queer Ride||170|
|XXIII.||Holidays at the Farm||178|
|XXIV.||A Capture and a Surprise||185|
|XXV.||Christmas at the Farm||192|
|XXVI.||The Skating Race||199|
|XXVII.||On the Lake||206|
|XXVIII.||At the Old House||213|
|XXIX.||A Wreck and a Capture||220|
|XXX.||Good-Bye to Putnam Hall||227|
My Dear Boys: With this I present to you "The Rover Boys on the Farm," the twelfth volume in the "Rover Boys Series for Young Americans."
It is a large number of volumes to write about one set of characters, isn't it? When I started the series, many years ago, I had in mind, as I have told you before, to pen three books, possibly four. But as soon as I had written "The Rover Boys at School, "The Rover Boys on the Ocean" and "The Rover Boys in the Jungle," there was a cry for more, and so I wrote "The Rover Boys Out West," "On the Great Lakes," "In the Mountains," "On Land and Sea," "In Camp," "On the River," "On the Plains," and then "In Southern Waters," where we last left our heroes.
In the present story, as promised in the last volume, the scene is shifted back to the farm and to dear old Putnam Hall, with their many pleasant associations. As before, Sam, Tom and Dick are to the front, along with several of their friends, and there are a number of adventures, some comical and some strange and mystifying. At the school the rivalries are as keen as ever, but the Rover boys are on their mettle, and prove their worth on more than one occasion.
Again I thank my numerous readers for all the kind words they have spoken about my stories. I hope the present volume will please them in every way.
Affectionately and sincerely yours,
Arthur M. Winfield.