The Ownley Inn Author:Joseph C Lincoln Dick Clarke, in disgrace because of the theft of a valuable book from the Knowlton Library, finds himself on old Sepatonk Island, staying at the Ownley Inn, run by Seth Hammond Ownley, who, when asked the reason for the cannon on the front lawn, invariably replies, "To repel boarders." Then things begin to happen. A hurricane isolates the island... more »; and a wrecked cruising launch starts a train of events which keeps the main characters in a state of commotion and, at times, fear.
The cast of characters includes Anne Francis, a charming girl who has quarreled with Clarke; Perry Hale, a non-too-scrupulous book collector; and a variety of boarders at the Ownley Inn. How the missing book is recovered, as told by Ownley and Clarke, is too good a story to give away.« less