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The Grammar School Boys of Gridley

or, Dick & Co. Start Things Moving

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Language: English
Wordcount: 50,589 / 154 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.9
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 723
Added to site: 2007.08.14
mnybks.net#: 17922
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Young Readers
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ut, as he sopped a wet towel to his injured nose. "Dick Prescott doesn't need any guardian. He can look out for himself!"

"Wasn't it awful?" repeated a girl's voice out in the schoolroom.

"No," replied her companion. "I don't think it was. After what he did it served him just right!"

"I'm getting the usual sympathy that is awarded to the vanquished," smiled Old Dut to himself. "That's Laura Bentley's voice. She didn't laugh when I was having my innings with Dick. She flushed up and looked indignant."

Before Old Dut felt that he was in shape to present himself, all of the eight grades had received seven minutes' additional recess.

At last studies were resumed. Old Dut, however, noted that whenever one of the boys or girls looked up and caught sight of his expansive, crimsoned shirt-front, a smile always followed.

CHAPTER II

A BRUSH ON THE STREET

By the time that the noon dismissal bell rang the

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