Dave Darrin's First Year at Annapolis

Two Plebe Midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy

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Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,622 / 144 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.7
LoC Category: PN
Series: Dave Darrin
Downloads: 1,074
Added to site: 2004.07.06
mnybks.net#: 8762
Origin: gutenberg.org

Dave Damn and Dan Dalzell prove their mettle at the U.S. Naval Academy and give promise of what might be expected of them in the great war that was even at that moment hovering over the world.

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CHAPTER II

THE FIRST DAY AT THE NAVAL ACADEMY

A few minutes before nine o'clock, the next morning, Dave and Dan were strolling through Lover's Lane, not far from the administration building at the United States Naval Academy.

Their instructions bade them report at 9.15. Dan was for going in at once and "calling on" the aide to the superintendent. But this Dave vetoed, holding that the best thing for them to do was to stick to the very letter of their orders.

So, as they waited, the young men got a glimpse of the imposing piles of buildings that compose the newer Naval Academy. Especially did handsome, big, white Bancroft Hall enchain their admiration. This structure is one of the noblest in the country. In it are the midshipmen's mess, the midshipmen's barracks for a thousand young men, numerous offices and a huge recreation hall.

"That's a swell hotel where they're going to put us up for four years, isn't it?" demanded Dan.

"I fancy that we'll find it something more--or less--tha

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Average Rating of 4 from 2 reviews: ****
2010.08.31
dsmenzies
*****

This series is great for young readers or those that are still young at heart! They have good morals and celebrate gentalmanliness and hounour. All the while you can't put the book down because you want to know how Dave and his friend are going to get of their latest scrape!

2006.10.04
Adam Wickerson
***..

I'd like to read about the very best school in the U.S.


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