The Happy Hollisters on a River Trip Author:Jerry West In this book the children befriend a boy named Bobby. Bobby is living with Farmer Gillis, as his mother went out West to earn money. She had promised that as soon as she had earned some money she would return for Bobby. Farmer Gillis was mean to Bobby, making him sell cookies and vegetables. When Bobby wanted to have a little fun, Farmer Gillis ... more »was yelling at Bobby that he was ungrateful.
The Hollister children learn that Bobby's grandfather, Moses Twigg, had disappeared and that Bobby and his mother were unable to find him. The children also learn from a local banker that Moses Twigg had money in the bank that had been there for 19 years, and if it remained in the bank one more year it would have to go to the state.
It is not long before Bobby disappears, and everyone, the police and the Hollisters included, are out looking for Bobby. The Hollisters travel in their Uncle Russ's new boat on the Muskong River (which seems to be an imaginary place to see if they can locate Bobby.« less