The Chief Of The School; Or, Schoolboy Ambition

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byHenry Cadwallader Adams

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. THE NEW CHIEF. "oh, here you are at last, Hilton," said Greybourne, on the following morning, addressing his friend, who, in company with the other first-class boys, was lounging about in the playground, waiting for readmission to the school-room, whence they had been temporarily ejected. "I have been looking for you all the morning. I want to speak to you. I really must speak to you," he continued, observing the evident reluctance which his schoolfellow's features expressed. "Well, if you must, you must," replied Hilton, "What is it?" "I want to know what you mean to do about Gordon." "About Gordon! What should I do? There is nothing to be done, that I know of." "You don't mean that you are not going to say anything about what has happened--about how Gordon got into Littler's debt--about his reason for trying to run away" "No, I am not," said Hilton; "nor are you, I suppose. It would do Gordon no good, and only get us both into an awful row." "But Gordon will have to bear the whole blame. It will be thought that it was he who went to Littler's, and that he had a false key, and that he passed the bad half-sovereign. And he isn't able to defend himself--and if he should die" "If he should die/' said Hilton, coolly filling up the pause in his schoolfellow's speech, "it wouldn't signify much to him what was said; but no one thinks that he is likely to die, that I know of. He will soon come to his senses again, and then of course, he can defend himself. I don't see that we can be expected to accuse ourselves, because people may fancy things about him." "He looked last night as if he couldn't possibly recover," said Greybourne, with a shudder. "Have you never seen a fellow in a faint before?" rejoined Hilton, contemptuously. "One would think you w...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. THE NEW CHIEF. "oh, here you are at last, Hilton," said Greybourne, on the following morning, addressing his frie...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217576249

ISBN - 13:9780217576246

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