|Publisher:||The Century Co.|
|Tags:||adventure, boys, fiction, sports, school stories, football, canoeing|
Another boarding school, sports and adventure story from the prolific Ralph Henry Barbour. Schoolmates Gilbert ("Gil") Benton, room-mate Perry Oldham Kirkland Endicott ("Poke") and their chums Jeffrey Latham and James Hazard (whose mother oversees the boarding house where they live) attend Crofton Academy. One of the teachers, Mr. Hanks, subsequently rents a room from Mrs. Hazard. Will the new resident dampen the activities of the boys?
A mix of study, adventure, football, canoeing and other hijinks ensue, in typical Barbour style. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Barbour, Ralph Henry
Ralph Henry Barbour (November 13, 1870 – February 19, 1944) was an American novelist, who primarily wrote popular works of sports fiction for boys. In collaboration with L. H. Bickford, he also wrote as Richard Stillman Powell, notably Phyllis in Bohemia. Other works included light romances and adventure.
During his career, Barbour produced more than 100 novels as well as a number of short stories.--Wikipedia.
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