The Rover Boys at College
My Dear Boys: This is a complete story in itself, but forms the fourteenth volume of the "Rover Boys Series for Young Americans."
I started this series eleven years ago with the publication of the first three volumes, called "The Rover Boys at School," "On the Ocean" and "In the Jungle." I hoped the stories would be liked by the young folks, but I did not anticipate such a tremendously enthusiastic welcome as was accorded them. The publication of the third volume called for a fourth, "The Rover Boys Out West," and then followed "On the Great Lakes," "In the Mountains," "In Camp," "On Land and Sea," "On the River," "On the Plains," "In Southern Waters," "On the Farm" and then "On Treasure Isle."
For years the three brothers, Dick, Tom and Sam, had attended a military academy called Putnam Hall. But now their school days at that place were at an end, and in the present volume we find them going to college to finish their educations and fit themselves for their various stations in life. They are a bit older than they were, but just as wideawake and full of fun as ever, and just as determined to make records for themselves. They give a helping hand to some other students, help to win a famous football game, and thwart the efforts of some enemies who plot to get them into serious trouble. They also meet some of their old girl friends, the Lanings and Dora Stanhope, and—but perhaps I had better let that part of the story tell itself in the pages that follow.
Once again I thank my young friends for all the nice things they have said about these books, and I also thank the older folks who have said that they have read and enjoyed the stories. I trust the present volume will fulfil every reasonable expectation. And here's a handshake all around.
Affectionately and sincerely yours,
|I||On the Train||1|
|II||At the Sanderson House||14|
|III||Like Knights of Old||24|
|IV||What Happened at the Campus Fence||35|
|VI||A Hazing, and What Followed||56|
|VII||The Arrival of Songbird||67|
|VIII||The Colors Contest||78|
|IX||Tom in Trouble||89|
|X||Songbird Makes a Discovery||99|
|XI||How Tom Escaped Punishment||109|
|XII||In Which the Girls Arrive||120|
|XIII||The Rowing Race||131|
|XIV||William Philander Tubbs||142|
|XV||An Automobiling Adventure||153|
|XVI||Something About a Cane||164|
|XVIII||The Great Football Game||184|
|XX||Days of Waiting||205|
|XXI||Home for the Holidays||216|
|XXII||Word at Last||225|
|XXIII||The Springtime of Life||233|
|XXIV||At the Haunted House||241|
|XXV||In the Hands of the Enemy||249|
|XXVI||The Evidence Against Them||257|
|XXIX||What the Girls Discovered||278|
|XXX||A Beginning and an Ending||285|