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The Submarine Boys on Duty

Victor G. Durham

Book Overview: 

Jack Benson and Hal Hastings arrive in Dunhaven, looking for adventure. But in a sleepy, little town, they might not find much. When they find out that there is a submarine in the shipyard, they decide that this is what they have been looking for.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .They had secured an order to go to a wealthy man's summer "cottage," as the great, handsome pile was called, there to make some flashlight photographs of some of the large, expensively furnished rooms.

Time flew, and the owner of the cottage caused many delays by wishing furniture shifted about before the photographs were made. It was after eleven o'clock at night when the two submarine boys left the cottage to tramp back to Dunhaven. As they neared the village they heard the town clock striking midnight. That was the only sound they could hear besides the movement of their own feet. Dunhaven was wrapped in sound slumber.

Their way led the boys close to Farnum's boatyard. As they came around a corner of the fence, Hal, who was slightly in the lead, stepped back quickly, treading on his friend's toes.

"Sh!" whispered Hastings. "Keep quiet and take a sly peep around the corner. Look up along the fence. . . Read More

Community Reviews

A solid adventure book for boys, published in the early 1900s. Jack and Hal are clean-cut youngsters trying to make their way in the world. They seek out the shipyard where a new kind of submarine is being constructed, and prove so well that they are taken on board as crew. Adventures ensue along...more

I know this is rather a strange book to like so much, but I was in the mood for something light and, remembering that this was on my kindle, I started reading. It was fun to learn about submarines back when they were still rather new and strange. One thing I like about these old books is that evi...more