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Frank Merriwell at Yale Or, Freshman Against Freshman   By: (1866-1945)

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[Illustration: "He finally found himself slugged under the ear and sent flying over a chair."]







I Trouble Brewing II Challenged and Hazed III The Blow IV The Fight V The Finish VI A Fresh Council VII A Surprise VIII The "Roast" at East Rock IX The Duel X At Morey's XI "Lambda Chi!" XII Freshman Against Sophomore XIII Jubilant Freshmen XIV The Rush XV On the Ball Field XVI To Break an Enemy's Wrist XVII Talking it Over XVIII Merriwell and Rattleton XIX Who is the Traitor? XX A Hot Chase XXI Roast Turkey XXII A Surprise for Frank XXIII The Yale Spirit XXIV Gordon Expresses Himself XXV The Traitor Discovered XXVI The Race XXVII A Change of Pitchers XXVIII The Game Grows Hotter XXIX The End of the Game XXX Rattleton is Excited XXXI What Ditson Wanted XXXII Ditson is Trapped XXXIII "Play Ball" XXXIV A Hot Finish




"Here's to good old Yale drink it down! Here's to good old Yale drink it down! Here's to good old Yale, She's so hearty and so hale Drink it down! Drink it down! down! down!"

From the open window of his rooms on York Street Frank Merriwell heard the distant chorus of a rollicking band of students who had been having a merry evening in town.

Frank had passed his examinations successfully and had been admitted as a student at Yale. In order to accomplish this without taking a preparatory course at Phillips Academy, he had found it necessary to vigorously "brush up" the knowledge he had acquired at the Fardale Military Academy which was a college preparatory school.

Professor Scotch, Frank's guardian, had been of great assistance to him, for the professor knew just about what would be required at the entrance examination, and he had kept the boy digging away away at the propositions in the First Book of Euclid, had drilled him in Caesar, caused him to spend weary hours over Virgil and the Iliad, and made him not a little weary of his Xenophon.

As he passed without a condition, although he had been told again and again that a course at Phillips Academy was almost an absolute necessity, Frank was decidedly grateful to the professor.

Professor Scotch's anxiety had brought him to New Haven, where he remained "till the agony was over," as Frank expressed it. The little man bubbled over with delight when he found his protégé had gone through without a struggle.

Having secured the rooms on York Street, the professor saw Frank comfortably settled, and then, before taking his departure, he attempted to give the boy some wholesome advice.

"Don't try to put on many frills here the first year," he said. "You will find that freshmen do not cut much of a figure here. It doesn't make any difference what you have done or what you have been elsewhere, you will have to establish a record by what you do and what you become here. You'll find these fellows here won't care a rap if you have discovered the North Pole or circumnavigated the globe in er ah ten days. It will be all the better for you if you do not let them know you are rich in your own name and have traveled in South America, Africa, Europe, and other countries. They'd think you were bragging or lying if you mentioned it, and "

"You know well enough that I am not given to boasting about myself, professor, and so you are wasting your breath," said Frank, rather resentfully.

"Hum! ha! Don't fly off the handle keep cool. I know you have sand, and you're made of the right kind of stuff; but you are the greatest hand to get into scrapes I ever saw, and a little advice won't do you any harm. You will find that in many things you cannot do just as you would like, so you must "

"I'll get into the game all right, so don't worry. You will remember that I did fairly well at Fardale, and you should not worry about me while I am here."

"I will not. You did well at Fardale that's right. You were the most popular boy in the academy; but you will find Yale is far different from Fardale... Continue reading book >>

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