The Bowdoin Quill Volume 1-2

The Bowdoin Quill Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...course. Davi prudently refrained from exposing his lack of proficiency during the practise, and stood by his father's side, explaining carefully all the most perilous situations in which a player could be put. When the first eleven "lined up" against the " scrub," David did not push himself forward, and it was not until the hour was nearly over that the coach called him out and stationed him behind the scrub's rush line. The coach prided himself upon never passing snap judgment on a man, and always giving new material a chance to show what it was worth, no matter how unpromising its appearance. " Now, then, Larrabee," he called out sharply, "take Morse's place, and mind your signals." David's heart was beating wildly, and he was trembling with nervousness. He heard little and understood nothing of the string of numbers and the plays they stood for, which the coach was pouring into his ear. He heard the boys along the side-lines laughing, and he knew what they were laughing at. He began to wish he hadn't chosen such a desperate means of getting a little extra pocket-money. "Close up there, Scrub," yelled the coach. " Beattie, you're off-side. You'll lose ten yards for that if you don't get back." " Steady, ' Beef!' We're all watching you!" came from a shrill-voiced, impertinent Sophomore on the side-lines; and David clenched his fists, determining to have revenge on that youngster when he got out of his clumsy togs. " Fifteen! Twenty-one! Ninetyseven!" sung out some one, and the next moment the ball was coming straight for him. To his dim vision it looked as large as a nail ke. He stretched out both his arms asi to encircle one of the big pine...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236781201
  • 9781236781208