Harry Watson's High School Days

Harry Watson's High School Days

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Excerpt: ...And their action was accepted by the other boys as a tacit admission that the amazing charge made by Dawson was true. "Well, why don't you tell me?" repeated the leader of the Kappa Phis who had been acting as spokesman. "Because it is a matter that does not concern you," retorted the janitor. "But you can't deny it was about this laboratory business, now, Tony, can you?" pursued his interrogator. "I haven't been given any money by those boys," protested the janitor. "But your wife said you were expecting some from them," declared Dawson, stretching the truth, that he might make his point more effective. "They haven't given me a cent," whined the Italian. "They backed out!" 107 CHAPTER XVIII-HARRY ARRANGES FOR A SETTLEMENT Aware that they had been discovered in their underhand work, Pud and Elmer worked their way toward the door while Dawson was quizzing the janitor, and when they heard his statement that they had gone back on their bargain, they made a bolt to get outside. But Jerry blocked them. "No, you'll have to stay here until this matter is settled once and for all," he exclaimed, his face growing white and his hands clenching. Realizing that resistance was futile, the two boys slunk back from the door and awaited the further action of Dawson and his companions. "Why not let them go?" suggested Harry. "Mr. Farelli's words and their actions have vindicated the Pi Etas, and it seems to me very poor policy to bring any scandal to Rivertown High." "But you forget that Princy has assessed a fine of seventy dollars on the Pi Etas," protested Dawson. "While I'm perfectly willing to let the 108 matter drop, I see no reason why the boys who are members should be compelled to pay out money for something for which they were not responsible in any way." Although Harry's suggestion had met with murmurs of approval from the other boys when it had been made, the senior's statement had...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236724690
  • 9781236724694