The Freshman Eight

The Freshman Eight

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... me out of the cast of the comic opera. But that's all right. I'm going to join the freshman track team now, and run in the meet against the sophomores next week. Your old show and your old crew needn't have me if they don't want me. I can stand it. But I tell you again, this fun match was all a plot, and some of you fellows helped it along." Nor was Penny able to persuade Twig to the contrary. It was noticeable, however, that Arnie Borglum and four-other sophomores wore a wide and continuous grin for several days. " And why shouldn't we smile?" demanded the president of the second-year class. " You freshmen may stage a comic opera, but we sophomores have some pretty good actors, too. Ask Twig." CHAPTER XIII TERWILLIGER'S TRIUMPH " ALL out for the quarter! " came the bellowing megaphone shout. Down in the dressing-room under the grand stand, Terwilliger yawned and sat up. He wished they might have left him in peace a few minutes longer, lying there flat on his back on the rub-down table, and listening sleepily to the drone of applause that drifted in from the field. Just now it was much more comfortable in the cool room than it would be later out in the hot sun, trailing two or three of the runners down the long stretch of the cinder track. For Twig held no false illusions about the coming race: he knew he was going to lose. The door opened again. But this time it was no official. Into the room stalked Penny Wayne and Wee Willie Winkle, very sober and discouraged in appearance. " What's the matter?" demanded Twig suspiciously. " Oh,"-said Winkle, with a vast assumption of indifference, " we just wanted to talk to you about the...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236901754
  • 9781236901750