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Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants or, Serving Old Glory as Line Officers   By: (1868-1922)

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[Illustration: "Stop This Nonsense!" Frontispiece. ]

Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants OR Serving Old Glory as Line Officers

By H. IRVING HANCOCK

Author of "Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks," "Uncle Sam's Boys on Field Duty," "Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants," "Uncle Sam's Boys in the Philippines," "Uncle Sam's Boys on Their Mettle," The Motor Boat Club Series, The High School Boys Series, The West Point Series, The Annapolis Series, The Young Engineers Series, Etc., Etc., Etc.

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P H I L A D E L P H I A HENRY ALTEMUS COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1919, BY HOWARD E. ALTEMUS

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CHAPTER I ON WAITING ORDERS 11

Uncle Sam's Boys grow impatient. A mother's logic. The postman's whistle makes Hal nervous. "Who is Ad Interim?" Uniforms are ready. A surprise for Mrs. Overton. "Lieutenants" Overton and Terry now.

CHAPTER II TROUBLE IN THE MAKING 25

In their new uniforms. All eyes on Uncle Sam's Boys. Honors and insult. "See the Conquering Hero Comes." An invitation declined. Bunny Hepburn loses his job. "I'll get even with that cheap officer."

CHAPTER III PLOTTERS LAY THEIR PLANS 41

Victims walk into a trap. "Get busy, Skinny!" Twelve against two. "Sail into the soldier loafers!" Hal Overton's blood is up. Bunny's eyes are closed. A fight to a finish.

CHAPTER IV THE WAR DEPARTMENT ACTS 54

Hal and Noll under charges. Uncle Sam's Boys shunned by neighbors. "We won't submit to such false charges." A town divided against itself. A bitter attack in the press. "The culprits face their ordeal to day."

CHAPTER V BEFORE A COURT OF INQUIRY 62

Looks dark for the young lieutenants. Perjurers have their say. "I wouldn't believe 'em under oath." Gangsters get a jolt. The findings of the Court of Inquiry. Hal and Noll outwit the enemy.

CHAPTER VI THE CALL TO DUTY 74

All in the soldier's game. A descendant of the knight of old. "There isn't a thing left that we can ask for." A parting shot. Mothers as "best girls." The goal of their youthful dreams lays before Hal and Noll.

CHAPTER VII AT THEIR NEW POST 80

Welcomed by the Major. Bachelors and glad of it. Hal and Noll settle down in their new quarters. "At the officers' club." An old friend in a new guise. "It's our old Algy." Brother officers are cordial to the boys who have risen from the ranks.

CHAPTER VIII NEW LIEUTENANTS LOOK AND LISTEN 91

"Feathers" tells his life history. Algy reads brother officers a lecture. "We do not smoke yet." The start to meet their captains. The new life in the Army begins.

CHAPTER IX THE SUMMONS TO DUTY 100

The new officers get their assignments. An invitation to Mrs. Overton. The Mexican situation threatens. Frontier duty promised. Young lieutenants perform their duties with snap and precision. "The Mexican border trouble has broken out!"

CHAPTER X ON ACTIVE SERVICE 111

Overton and Terry keenly alert to their work. "Quick work." Platoons march. The camp at Agua Dulce. On a ticklish mission. On the trail of the hidden rifles. The Greasers are ugly.

CHAPTER XI LIEUTENANT HAL GUARDS THE ENTRANCE 120

"Keep them from closing that door!" Mexicans assume a threatening attitude. "Back, all of you!" Lieutenant Overton draws his sword. His life hangs on a thread... Continue reading book >>




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