Dick Prescott's First Year at West Point Or, Two Chums in the Cadet Gray by H. Irving (Harrie Irving) Hancock

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"TWO TINY SPECKS OF NOTHING" "How do you feel, Dick! As spruce as you did an hour ago!" Candidate Greg Holmes put the question with a half-nervous laugh. He spoke in a whisper, too, as if to keep his agitation from reaching the notice of any of the score or more of other young men in the room of Mr. Ward, the aged notary at West Point. "I'll be glad when I see some daylight through the proceedings," Dick Prescott whispered in answer. "I'm glad they allow us to talk here in undertones," pursued Greg. "If we weren't allowed to do so, some of us would go suddenly crazy, utter a whoop and spring through one of the windows," grinned Dick. For the tenth time he thrust his hands into his pockets—then as quickly drew them out again.
 

About H. Irving (Harrie Irving) Hancock

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Harrie Irving Hancock (H. Irving Hancock) was born January 16, 1868 in Massachusetts. Hancock was a prolific writer, an American chemist, and a Jiu-Jitsu expert. He is mostly known for his juvenile "boys" series such as The Grammar School Boys/Dick & Co. Series, The High School Boys Series, The Young Engineer Series, and Uncle Sam's Boys Series, but was also well-known for his physical fitness writing which included several manuals on Jiu-Jitsu. Hancock was also a war correspondent, which lead to his historical fiction series on a German invasion of the United States. Hancock married Nellie Stein on December 21, 1887 and had two adopted daughters. Hancock died of liver illness in Blue Point, Suffolk County, New York on March 12, 1922.
 
Published December 18, 2012 by Saalfield Publishing. 119 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, History, Education & Reference. Fiction

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