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The Varmint

Owen Johnson

Published 1910
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Hardcover
396 pages
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The Varmint was Owen Johnsons American spin on an old favorite, Thomas Hughes Tom Browns School Days. Having been expelled from school over a senseless prank, 15-year-old John Humperdink Stover expects to put some ginger into his new home,MoreThe Varmint was Owen Johnsons American spin on an old favorite, Thomas Hughes Tom Browns School Days. Having been expelled from school over a senseless prank, 15-year-old John Humperdink Stover expects to put some ginger into his new home, tradition-bound Lawrenceville Academy. To his shock, the obnoxious Dink soon finds himself being laughed at, chased down, and ostracized by his classmates. Kindness from a teacher and two eccentric students--an elfin Irish poet and a lanky Southern con man--helps Dink to realize the error of his ways. For the next two years he applies himself tirelessly to sports, studies, hijinks, and friendships. The result?: football stardom, social and academic success, and the leading role in a follow-up novel, Stover at Yale.