oo much of boats in your working year?"
"I shall be glad to be anywhere that you are," Dave replied gallantly. "The form of entertainment doesn't matter to me as long as it appeals to you."
At two o'clock the young people met at the float of the Boat Club house on the river's bank.
On the way across town Dave had been noting the direction and force of the wind. He didn't altogether like it, but didn't say anything. At the float he found Tom Foss, Ab Canty, Ella Wright and Susie Danes awaiting the midshipmen and their fair companions.
"All ready and waiting for you amateur sailors," called Foss laughingly. "And here's the boat. Say, isn't she really a beauty?"
"Good lines," nodded Dave Darrin. "And she looks speedy. But you've changed your mind about going out this afternoon, haven't you, Foss?"
"Why?" demanded the young fellow, in very evident astonishment.
"Look at the water," responded Dave, pointing to the white-caps, which were running rather high for an inland stream.