A bit too much on the Frank Merriwell side, with Harvard in safe hands while Mark Haskins carries on. Out of the west he has come, and this is the tale of his freshman year. He makes mistakes, mild ones, gets on probation -- and off -- but makes good in a big way on the football field, on the track, and in various extra curricular exploits, such as catching clever robbers and saving two at a time from drowning, etc. The author knows his football and sports in general, and keeps his readers' interest alive to last thrilling mile race. But as a study of human nature, it doesn't touch Tunis' The Iron Duke.