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The Adventures of a Freshman   By: (1871-1929)

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Author of "Princeton Stories" and "The Stolen Story and other Newspaper Stories"

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS 153 157 Fifth Avenue :: New York

Copyright, 1899, by Charles Scribner's Sons


[Illustration: THE FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH THE SOPHOMORES "You big, green Freshman from Squeedunk.... Well give you just five seconds to take off that ugly hat, and if you don't "]


Chapter Page I. The First Day at College 1 II. The "Big, Green Freshman from Squeedunk" 9 III. The Great Sophomore Freshman Rush 19 IV. Welcome and Unwelcome Visitors 42 V. Hazing 56 VI. Work Play "Procs" 66 VII. The Last Hazing of "The Meek Butt of all Classes" 88 VIII. How it Feels to be a Hero 110 IX. A Question of Money 125 X. How he Stayed in College 137 XI. The Trouble with being a Hero 153 XII. Serving Two Masters 159 XIII. The Last Chance 176 XIV. "Home from College" 186 XV. The End of it 198


From drawings by Fletcher Ransom

The First Encounter with the Sophomores Frontispiece

"You big, green Freshman from Squeedunk.... We'll give you just five seconds to take off that ugly hat, and if you don't "

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After the Rush 40

In walked ... the little Sophomore, and behind him a very big Sophomore. Young recognised him as the one....

Hazing 58

"Now both sit up on your haunches and chatter awhile."

The Hero of the Bell Clapper 70

Lee was one of the most prominent and popular men in the class.

"Meek Butt of all Classes!" 108

Before curfew rang in Old North at the close of that day, the whole college was talking about it.

"The Invincibles" 118

They had a dignified negro waiter, and they dined in the evening and it all seemed very fine and luxurious.

2 A.M. 158

However, after saying good night ... he would sneak off to his room, tie a wet towel around his head, and pole....

The Meeting 186

"I don't know, mother," he said slowly, "I don't know...."



"Hi, there! you big Freshman, take off your hat yes, we're talking to you take off your hat to the class above you stop, don't try to get by, my sober faced young friend. That would not be nice of you."

At first the Freshman did not understand that he was the one addressed, and, when he did, his first startled impulse was to hurry by and pretend not to notice them.

But he could not now; the walk was blocked by this group of four fellows who were now calmly smiling at him in an amused way, as if he were a curious child, though really he was as old as any of them... Continue reading book >>

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