(Juvenile Adventure) The Red Runners by Seckatary Hawkins - m8b1

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Post by m8b1 » May 28th, 2020, 9:42 am

The Red Runners by Seckatary Hawkins (1890 - 1972).

The "Seckatary Hawkins" books were juvenile mystery and adventure novels that pre-dated "The Hardy Boys" and "Nancy Drew". Written by Robert Schulkers under the pseudonym "Seckatary Hawkins", many appeared first in serialized form in The Cincinnati Enquirer and hundreds of other newspapers around the country.

Schulkers further popularized the series through a nationally syndicated NBC radio broadcast from Chicago and an extensive number of Seckatary Hawkins clubs in larger metropolitan areas. The official club name was "The Fair and Square Club". The club slogan was "A quitter never wins and a winner never quits". For most of the books, the setting was a river bank that was a composite based on Schulker's familiarity with segments of the Ohio River, the Licking River, and the Kentucky River.

Seckatary Hawkins, a fat boy with a cowlick hairdo, records daily minutes of the adventures of a remarkably organized group of boys. The group of ten or so boys (some boys rotated in and out of the club) have their own clubhouse on the river bank, complete with a stove for heat, a telephone, and even an organ for the required singing practice.

While never the president of the club, Seckatary Hawkins is clearly the smartest member and the leader. He is regularly called upon by the books' few adult characters and many of the youthful ones to solve various mysteries and to keep the river bank safe.

Harper Lee mentioned two of the books in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird. (Temporary - adated from wikipedia )
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Post by m8b1 » May 28th, 2020, 9:47 am

Yes, Seckatary is supposed to be spelled that way. :-)

I know this series has probably not been heard of by many people, but it was very well known in it's day. (Before my time :D)
Unfortunately this is not the first book published in the series, but it should generally be able to stand on it's own.

I don't think there are, but if there are any pages missing or text issues, I have access to an original copy and can provide anything missing.

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Post by Jhouse6789 » May 30th, 2020, 4:55 pm

Hello, I was hoping to read chapters 1 to 4 for you. Please let me know.

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Post by ColleenMc » May 31st, 2020, 7:18 am

This sounds so interesting! I was a huge fan of the Encyclopedia Brown, the Great Brain, and the Alfred Hitchcock Three Investigators books as a kid, and this sounds like some sort of combo of all 3 of them crossed with Tom Sawyer. I am pretty booked up with projects at the moment but I will be keeping an eye on this one and if sections are available once I've cleared my deck a bit in a couple of weeks, I will try to join in. Either way I'll definitely look forward to listening to the finished book!

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Post by m8b1 » May 31st, 2020, 4:46 pm

Jhouse6789 wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Hello, I was hoping to read chapters 1 to 4 for you. Please let me know.
Hi,

Welcome to Librivox!

It is good to be enthusiastic, but I see you have claimed a lot more sections as well ~ and that is a lot to take on for a new reader! It is best to start a little smaller, and work your way up! You don't want to overwhelm yourself! :D I will go ahead and assign you the sections, however, please refrain from claiming more until you make a little progress with the ones you have already claimed.

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Post by m8b1 » May 31st, 2020, 4:50 pm

ColleenMc wrote:
May 31st, 2020, 7:18 am
This sounds so interesting! I was a huge fan of the Encyclopedia Brown, the Great Brain, and the Alfred Hitchcock Three Investigators books as a kid, and this sounds like some sort of combo of all 3 of them crossed with Tom Sawyer. I am pretty booked up with projects at the moment but I will be keeping an eye on this one and if sections are available once I've cleared my deck a bit in a couple of weeks, I will try to join in. Either way I'll definitely look forward to listening to the finished book!

Colleen
Hi Colleen,

They are pretty fun, from what I remember. It has been a while since I have read them, but starting this project made me want to pull one off the shelf to read. I have a relative who collects them, and they are pretty well known locally ~ so that is how I am familiar with them.

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Post by m8b1 » May 31st, 2020, 4:51 pm

Over to Reader's Wanted...........

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Post by savsutton » June 5th, 2020, 10:37 am

I would like to do chapter 5 if possible.

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Post by m8b1 » June 5th, 2020, 2:21 pm

savsutton wrote:
June 5th, 2020, 10:37 am
I would like to do chapter 5 if possible.
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Post by LucyPB » June 18th, 2020, 10:13 am

Hi there

I am happy to read Section 6 if this would assist? It is my first reading. In terms of name/pseudonym, LPB would be great.

Thanks and wait to hear
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Post by m8b1 » June 19th, 2020, 5:40 am

LucyPB wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 10:13 am
Hi there

I am happy to read Section 6 if this would assist? It is my first reading. In terms of name/pseudonym, LPB would be great.

Thanks and wait to hear
LucyPB
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Post by kyouhanaie » June 28th, 2020, 4:30 pm

Hello, I would like to take sections 15 and 16. Thanks!

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Post by m8b1 » June 28th, 2020, 6:05 pm

All yours ~ thank you!

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Post by m8b1 » July 5th, 2020, 6:10 pm

Thank you very much! I will listen to it tomorrow!

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