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The Grammar School Boys of Gridley or, Dick & Co. Start Things Moving   By: (1868-1922)

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The Grammar School Boys of Gridley or, Dick & Co. Start Things Moving by H. Irving Hancock is a delightful coming-of-age story that takes readers on a thrilling and inspiring journey alongside a group of young boys.

Set in the small town of Gridley, the story revolves around Dick Prescott and his group of friends, commonly known as "Dick & Co." The boys attend Gridley Grammar School and face the typical challenges and adventures that come with high school life. From academic challenges to navigating friendships and rivalries, the characters are relatable and endearing.

Hancock skillfully intertwines the daily routines of school life with exciting plotlines that keep readers engaged throughout. The story begins with a focus on the formation of Dick & Co., showcasing the unique personalities and talents of each member. As they continue their schooling, the boys find themselves embroiled in various conflicts and adventures that test their loyalty, courage, and determination.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of this book is the emphasis on teamwork and friendship. Dick & Co. demonstrate remarkable camaraderie as they support each other through thick and thin. From tackling bullies to participating in sports competitions, the boys show remarkable resilience and character development.

Hancock's writing style is concise, yet vivid, allowing readers to easily envision the scenes and atmosphere of Gridley. While some may argue that the plot may seem predictable at times, the author manages to inject enough unpredictability and excitement to keep readers guessing what will happen next.

Furthermore, the book offers valuable life lessons and principles that young readers can learn from. The author emphasizes the importance of hard work, integrity, and perseverance, instilling these vital qualities in the characters as they navigate their teenage years.

The Grammar School Boys of Gridley or, Dick & Co. Start Things Moving is a heartwarming and nostalgic read that captures the essence of adolescence. It reminds us of the joys and challenges of youth and the significance of friendship and teamwork. H. Irving Hancock has created a captivating story that will resonate with readers of all ages.

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[Illustration: "Now, I'm Going to Settle With You."

Frontispiece. ]

The Grammar School Boys of Gridley

OR

Dick & Co. Start Things Moving

By

H. IRVING HANCOCK

Author of The Grammar School Boys Snowbound, The Grammar School Boys in the Woods, The High School Boys' Series, The West Point Series, The Annapolis Series, The Young Engineers' Series, The Boys of the Army Series, The Motor Boat Club Series, Etc., Etc.

Illustrated

PHILADELPHIA

HENRY ALTEMUS COMPANY

Copyright, 1911, by Howard E. Altemus

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. "Old Dut" Tells a Story Dick Another 7

II. A Brush on the Street 20

III. Football Without Rules 39

IV. Ab. Dexter's Temper is Squally 53

V. Football Uniforms in Sight 63

VI. On the Trail of the Cab 73

VII. Dick Leads a Spirited Rush 80

VIII. Two Accidents Or Traps? 90

IX. An Awesome River Discovery 104

X. A Problem in Footprints 115

XI. Dan Sees Bears In His Mind 124

XII. The Boy With the Oakum Taste 130

XIII. A Great Football Pow Pow 142

XIV. Dick Steps Into a Death Trap 154

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