Illustrated paper cover in colors.
Printed in double columns.
"July 19, 1916"--Title page.
"Stories of adventure"--Title page.
"A cry of horror emanated from Ned's lips as he saw the locomotive dash into view and come rushing down upon him. But he did not pause an instant. His bicycle seemed to suddenly shoot forward along the single plank, as though impelled by a catapult."--Cover.
Includes advertisements and 9 short articles: Current news, From all points, Timely topics, Items of general interest, Interesting articles, Good current news articles, Grins and chuckles, Articles of all kinds, and The news in short articles.
Includes chapters 2-3 of the short story: Making it pay, or, The boy who bought a newspaper / by William Wade.
Includes chapter 1 of the short story: Simple Sam the poor boy, or, Not so green as he looked / by J. P. Richards.
Previously printed as, Pluck and luck ; no. 143.