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Dave Porter Series



DAVE PORTER AND HIS CLASSMATES


OR


FOR THE HONOR OF OAK HALL


BY


EDWARD STRATEMEYER


Author of "Dave Porter at Oak Hall," "The Old Glory Series,"
"Colonial Series," "Pan-American Series,"
"Soldiers of Fortune Series," etc.


ILLUSTRATED BY CHARLES NUTTALL


BOSTON
LOTHROP, LEE & SHEPARD CO.

Published, March, 1909


Copyright, 1909, by Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Company


All rights reserved


Dave Porter and His Classmates


Norwood Press
Berwick and Smith Co.
Norwood, Mass.
U. S. A.

Dave Porter Classmates p008.jpg

The big touring car shot past the carryall.Page 249.


PREFACE


"Dave Porter and His Classmates" is a complete story in itself, but forms the fifth volume in a line issued under the general title of "Dave Porter Series."

The first book of this series, "Dave Porter at Oak Hall," introduced to the reader a typical American youth of to-day, full of vim and vigor, and with a true sense of manliness, and related the particulars of some doings at a modern boarding school. At this institution of learning Dave, by pluck and perseverance, fought his way to the front, and was admired accordingly.

There was a cloud on the youth's parentage, and in order to clear this away he took a long and eventful sea voyage, as related in the second volume of the series, called "Dave Porter in the South Seas." Thousands of miles from home he found an uncle and learned something of his father and sister, who were then traveling in Europe.

As was but natural, the lad was anxious to meet all his relatives, but the address of his father and sister could not be obtained, and while waiting for this he returned to Oak Hall, as related in the next volume, entitled "Dave Porter's Return to School." At school Dave lived a truly strenuous life, becoming innocently involved in some robberies, aiding to win some great football games, and helping to bring the bully of the academy to a realization of his better self.

In the midst of his school life Dave learned that his father had been heard from. More anxious than ever to meet his parent he, in company with an old chum, set sail for England, and then went to Norway, as related in "Dave Porter in the Far North." Here, amid the ice and snow of the Land of the Midnight Sun, Dave found his father, and learned much of his sister, which filled him with great satisfaction.

It was now time for the youth to return to school, and in the present volume I have related some of the things that took place at Oak Hall after Dave got back,—how he worked hard, played hard, overcame his enemies, and what he did for the honor of the academy.

Once more I thank the young people for the interest they have shown in my books. I trust that the reading of the present volume will do them much good.

Edward Stratemeyer.

February 1, 1909


ILLUSTRATIONS

The big touring car shot past the carryall (page 249) Frontispiece
FACING PAGE
The big snowball hit the craft and bowled it over, 52
"It's a shame to make you eat without a fork, Phil" 74
"Now to Jackson's Gully with him!" 124
Dave pointed out the form of the sleep-walker, 164
Down went the back part, letting him fall most unexpectedly 208
"Well, you can row if you want to," sneered Poole 232
Raising his oar, he hit the bully a blow on the shoulder 274

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1930, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.