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Charlie to the Rescue

By Ballantyne, Robert Michael

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Title: Charlie to the Rescue  
Author: Ballantyne, Robert Michael
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Excerpt: Chapter One. Introduces the Hero. To be generally helpful was one of the chief points in the character of Charlie Brooke. He was evidently born to aid mankind. He began by helping himself to everything in life that seemed at all desirable. This was natural, not selfish. At first there were few things, apparently, that did seem to his infant mind desirable, for his earliest days were marked by a sort of chronic crossness that seemed quite unaccountable in one so healthy; but this was eventually traced to the influence of pins injudiciously disposed about the person by nurse. Possibly this experience may have tended to develop a spirit of brave endurance, and might perhaps account for the beautiful modifications of character that were subsequently observed in him. At all events, sweet, patient amiability was a prevailing feature in the boy long before the years of infancy were over, and this heavenly aspect of him was pleasantly diversified, in course of time, by occasional displays of resolute?we might almost say heroic?self?will, which proved a constant source of mingled pride and alarm to his widowed mother.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: Charlie to the Rescue, 1 -- R.M. Ballantyne, 1 -- Chapter One. Introduces the Hero, 2 -- Chapter Two. The Shipwreck, 6 -- Chapter Three, 15 -- Chapter Four. Drifting on the Rocks, 20 -- Chapter Five. All Things to All Men, 26 -- Chapter Six. Disaster, Starvation, and Death, 31 -- Chapter Seven. Adrift on the Sea, 34 -- Chapter Eight. Ingratitude, 38 -- Chapter Nine. Shank Reveals Something More of his Character, 41 -- Chapter Ten. Home?coming and Unexpected Surprises, 46 -- Chapter Eleven. Tells of Happy Meetings and Serious Consultations, 52 -- Chapter Twelve. Changes the Scene Considerably!, 57 -- Chapter Thirteen. Hunky Ben is Sorely Perplexed, 61 -- Chapter Fourteen. The Haunt of the Outlaws, 64 -- Chapter Fifteen. Lost and Found, 69 -- Chapter Sixteen. Friends and Foes ? Plots and Counterplots ? The Ranch in Danger, 73 -- Chapter Seventeen. The Alarm and Preparations for Defence, 77 -- Chapter Eighteen. Defence of the Ranch of Roaring Bull, 81 -- Chapter Nineteen. The Rescue and its Consequences, 86 -- Chapter Twenty. Jake The Flint In Difficulties, 90 -- Chapter Twenty One. Tells of a Cruel Deed, and Shows How Mysteriously Hunky Ben Behaved, 94 -- Chapter Twenty Two, 99 -- Chapter Twenty Three. The Troops Outwitted by the Scout and his Friends, 103 -- Chapter Twenty Four. The Meeting of Old Friends in Curious Circumstances, 106 -- Chapter Twenty Five. Shows how the Seaman was sent on a Delicate Mission and how he -- Fared, 110 -- Chapter Twenty Six. Treats of Various Interesting Matters, and Tells of News from Home, 118 -- Chapter Twenty Seven. Hunky Ben and Charlie get Beyond their Depth, and Buck Tom gets -- Beyond Recall, 125 -- Chapter Twenty Eight. Chase, Capture, and End of Jake the Flint, 128 -- Chapter Twenty Nine. They Return to the Ranch of Roaring Bull, where Something Serious -- Happens to Dick Darvall, 135 -- Chapter Thirty. Changes the Scene Somewhat Violently, and Shows our Hero in a New Light, 139 -- Chapter Thirty One. Failure and a New Scent, 147 -- Chapter Thirty Two. Success and Future Plans, 152 -- Chapter Thirty Three. Sweetwater Bluff, 158 -- Chapter Thirty Four. The Last, 160 -- Charlie to the Rescue -- i


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