The author of Cadet's Quarterback (1961, p. 682, J-244) once again demonstrates his ability to write a fast-paced, on-the-field sports story about believable boys. 5'8"" Red Jenks, rejected by Macmallard, a fine Baltimore prep school, was attending Washington Arms Military Academy, his second choice. Red begins his own holy crusade"" to get even with Macmallard; he starts a lacrosse team in hopes of beating the Baltimore champions. Red is single-minded in his ambition; he puts all other concerns second or third. The game with Macmallard results in defeat for Red's spirited but inexperienced team, but afterward, Red gains perspective on his own motives and becomes aware of his large mistake. Excellent-- much information about an exciting sport, plus sharp insight into one boy's mind.