Clarence and Percy did not really mean to be sailors. Percy spent most of his time allowing his chauffeur to drive a high-power motor car and Clarence was a young man whose sole ideas in life was to look pretty in order to make a hit with the fair sex. However, when they found that Bessie Pendleton was passionately fond of the water, which fact enabled a certain George Graham to see a great deal of her, it became evident to their young minds that something had to be done. They did not play the game quite fairly, because they first went to Bessie's grandmother and told her that George was really not a fit associate for her granddaughter. Then they proceeded to hire the only sailboat in town. This raft would hardly be selected to sail for a challenge cup, because her rig was decidedly primitive and a long oar took the place of a rudder. But to their excited imagination she was quite a trim little ship. To the owner's rather dubious inquiry as to their ability to sail, they replied to ...
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