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THE HERO OF GARSIDE SCHOOL

by

J. HARWOOD PANTING

Author of "Clive of Clair College," "The Two Runaways," etc.

With Original Illustrations

London Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd. and New York (All rights reserved)

Printed In Great Britain

[Illustration: FALCON WAS DEAD.... TO MAKE GOOD HIS ESCAPE, NO TIME MUST BE LOST.]

CONTENTS

I THE MOTHER'S PRAYER

II THE MESSAGE

III THE CRY OF THE PSALMIST

IV SHADOWS OF THE EVENING

V THE LITTLE HUNCHBACK

VI HARRY MONCRIEF ARRIVES AT GARSIDE

VII A BAD COMMENCEMENT FOR THE TERM

VIII FOR THE SAKE OF A CHUM

IX GOOD ADVICE

X TORN FROM THE BLACK BOOK

XI FOR THE HONOUR OF THE FORM

XII THE FORUM

XIII A CHALLENGE FROM ST. BEDE'S

XIV THE CHAMPION OF HIS FORM

XV WHAT HAPPENED AT THE SAND PIT

XVI "HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN A LEPER"

XVII THE "GARGOYLE RECORD"

XVIII PAUL WRITES A LETTER

XIX THE SCHOOL OF ADVERSITY

XX WYNDHAM AGAIN TO THE RESCUE

XXI THE CHASM WIDENS

XXII HATCHING A PLOT, AND WHAT CAME OF IT

XXIII THE LAST BOND OF FRIENDSHIP

XXIV THE RAFT ON THE RIVER

XXV ON A VOYAGE OF ADVENTURE

XXVI WHAT HAPPENED ON THE RAFT

XXVII THE OLD FLAG

XXVIII HIBBERT ASKS STRANGE QUESTIONS

XXIX AN UNEXPECTED VISITOR ARRIVES AT GARSIDE

XXX HIBBERT FINISHES HIS STORY

XXXI A MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE

XXXII HOW THE OLD FLAG WAS TAKEN FROM GARSIDE

XXXIII FRIEND AND FOE

XXXIV THE MYSTIC ORDER OF BEETLES

XXXV A REMARKABLE DISCOVERY

XXXVI THE "FOX HOLE"

XXXVII THE LETTERS AT THE TUCK SHOP

XXXVIII "FORGIVE, AND YE SHALL BE FORGIVEN"

XXXIX THE MISSING FLAG

XL HOW THE FLAG FOUND ITS WAY BACK TO THE TURRET

XLI FRIENDS IN COUNCIL

XLII UNEXPECTED TIDINGS

XLIII THE STORM BREAKS

XLIV IN THE GARDEN

XLV HOW THE VOTE WAS CARRIED

XLVI WATERMAN DOES A STRANGE THING

XLVII IN THE FOX'S HOLE

XLVIII THE BURNING SHIP

XLIX THE PETITION WHAT BEFELL IT

L FOUND OUT

ILLUSTRATIONS

FALCON WAS DEAD.... TO MAKE GOOD HIS ESCAPE, NO TIME MUST BE LOST.

"'I AM MR. MONCRIEF,' SAID THAT GENTLEMAN, STEPPING FORWARD."

"AS ILL LUCK WOULD HAVE IT, HIBBERT RAN FULL TILT AGAINST MR. WEEVIL, JUST AS HE REACHED THE OUTER DOOR."

"SLIGHTLY RAISING HIMSELF FROM HIS POSITION ON THE ROOF, CRICK LIFTED THE FLAGSTAFF FROM ITS SOCKET, AND DREW IT QUICKLY BENEATH THE TRAP DOOR."

"THE BOY WAS KNEELING BESIDE HIM, IT WAS MONCRIEF MINOR.... 'ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?' CAME IN A WHISPER FROM THE BOY."

THE HERO OF GARSIDE SCHOOL

CHAPTER I

THE MOTHER'S PRAYER

"God grant that it may never happen, Paul; God grant that England may never be invaded, that her foes may never land upon our shores."

And the lips of Mrs. Percival moved in silent prayer. Paul regarded the loved face of his mother for a minute or two thoughtfully, as though he were longing to put to her many questions, but dared not. At length he said, breaking the silence:

"Did father ever speak of it?"

It was one of the greatest griefs of Paul's life that he had never known his father. He had been a captain in the Navy, but was unfortunately cut off in the prime of his career by a brave attempt to save the life of a man who had flung himself overboard. The man was saved, but Captain Percival was drowned, leaving a widow and son to lament his loss. Paul at that time was only a year old, so that it was not till the years went on he understood the greatness of his loss. Often and often his thoughts turned to the father who had been snatched from him by a sudden and untimely death, especially when he saw the boys of his school who were fortunate enough to possess both parents; but often as his thoughts went to his father, he rarely spoke of him to his mother. He could see that the pain and sorrow of his death were still with her that the awful moment when the news came of that sudden, swift catastrophe had written itself upon her heart and memory in writing which would never be effaced... Continue reading book >>




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