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The Crimson Sweater   By: (1870-1944)

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THE CRIMSON SWEATER

by

RALPH HENRY BARBOUR

Author of "The Half Back," "For the Honor of the School," etc.

With Illustrations by C.M. Relyea

[Illustration: The final game between Ferry Hill and Hammond.]

[Illustration]

New York The Century Co. 1906

Copyright, 1905, 1906, by The Century Co.

Published October, 1906

The De Vinne Press

TO

MY KINDLY CRITICS

RUTH AND MOLLY

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I THE CRIMSON SWEATER'S FIRST APPEARANCE 3

II ROY MAKES AN ENEMY AND A FRIEND 17

III A MIDNIGHT HAZING 32

IV ROY CHANGES HIS MIND 39

V CHUB EATON INTRODUCES HIMSELF 53

VI METHUSELAH HAS A SORE THROAT 70

VII COACHES AND PLAYERS 81

VIII FORREST LOSES HIS TEMPER AND ROY KEEPS HIS PROMISE 103

IX RED HAIR AND WHITE RABBITS 116

X THE CROSS COUNTRY RACE 131

XI HARRY FINDS A CLUE 143

XII A NIGHT IN THE QUARRY 156

XIII FORMING THE HOCKEY TEAM 169

XIV THE ENTERTAINMENT AND HOW IT ENDED 183

XV A DEFEAT, A VICTORY AND A CHALLENGE 196

XVI "JUST FOR THE SCHOOL" 210

XVII THE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP IS DECIDED 221

XVIII ON FOX ISLAND 236

XIX A NIGHT ALARM 247

XX ROY VISITS HAMMOND 258

XXI FERRY HILL CHANGES ITS LEADER 272

XXII THE POACHING 286

XXIII ON INNER BOUNDS 298

XXIV SID'S POPULAR PROTEST AND WHAT FOLLOWED 311

XXV THE BOAT RACE 327

XXVI THE GAME WITH HAMMOND 338

XXVII THE CRIMSON SWEATER DISAPPEARS 352

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

PAGE

The Final Game between Ferry Hill and Hammond Frontispiece

Roy Porter 9

"'That will do, Horace,' said the newcomer. 'You can rest awhile'" 21

"Roy lifted his hat, and nodded with a friendly smile, but his only reward was an unseeing glance from the blue eyes" 45

"'If you'll do your honest best there, I'll stick to you as long as you live'" 51

"'Run along, Porter,' counselled the peacemaker" 55

"'Of course I wasn't christened Chub'" 61

"'Poor old 'Thuselah,' she murmured" 73

"Even Harry joined her shrill voice, the while she waved her flag valiantly" 91

"Roy leaped upward and forward, clearing him by a foot" 113

"'My, what a temper!'" 123

"At last Roy stumbled over a root, went head over heels into a clump of bushes" 139

Mr. Cobb and the search party looking for Roy 151

"'Look where you're going, Mr. Cobb!'" 161

"They had gathered chairs of all descriptions from all over the school" 179

"Chub's tambourine flew whirling out of his hand" 187

"It was Roy who dashed across the stage" 193

Roy giving instruction in hockey 199

"Schonberg made a last despairing effort when twenty feet from the line" 217

"Quiet fell over Fox Island" 245

"Roy held his breath and waited" 261

"Then slowly, he headed away in the darkness" 269

"It was unlocked and the crimson sweater lay in the top of the till" 289

"'When you're down on your luck,' he murmured, 'grin as hard as you can grin'" 307

"'The way that gal sassed me was a caution!'" 315

"Ten hard ones made a difference" 331

"'About this!'" 347

"Roy's bearers waited" 365

THE CRIMSON SWEATER

THE CRIMSON SWEATER

CHAPTER I

THE CRIMSON SWEATER'S FIRST APPEARANCE

"Hello, Lobster!"

The boy in the crimson sweater raised a pair of blue eyes to the speaker's face and a little frown crept into the sun burned forehead; but there was no answer... Continue reading book >>




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