“That’ll do for you fellers,” said Frenchy proudly. “By St. Patrick’s piper that played the last snake out of Ireland! I’ve shed me blood for Uncle Sam! That is something you garbies haven’t done. And, oh, goodness! Ain’t I hungry—just!”
* * * * *
Because of the repairs necessary to the Kennebunk she was ordered home; but to the delight of the four Navy boys they, with Hertig and Mr. MacMasters, were not to go with her.
The Colodia was now one of the destroyer fleet chasing German submarines in the Bay of Biscay. They were ordered to meet the destroyer at a certain English port and would rejoin their old comrades and continue their training under Lieutenant Commander Lang.
Much as they disliked leaving their comrades on the superdreadnaught, active service, and of a new kind, was ahead of them, as will be related in the next volume of this “Navy Boys Series.”
“We can’t kick,” declared Torry. “We got into the Navy to work, not to loaf. We’ve seen a good deal of service, and of several different kinds. But there is always something new to learn.”
“Sure!” agreed Ikey. “I’ve wrote my papa and mama that although I ain’t an admiral yet, I’ll be something or other before I get home.”
“True for you!” exclaimed Frenchy. “But just what you’ll be is hard telling, Ikey. Even that old witch of the island couldn’t foretell your finish, I bet.”
“That reminds me,” said Whistler. “Mr. MacMasters told me he read in an American paper that he just got hold of that they have arrested Franz Linder, the spy. He will be tried for blowing up the Elmvale dam. And I guess we had something to do to getting evidence that will convict him. The ensign says we will have to give our testimony about the infernal machine before Captain Trevor before the superdreadnaught leaves this port for home.”
“Say!” said Torry with energy, “hasn’t this been a great old cruise?”
And his three mates emphatically agreed.
The Young Reporter Series
By HOWARD R. GARIS
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YOUNG REPORTER AND THE MISSING MILLIONAIRE
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YOUNG REPORTER AND THE BANK MYSTERY
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