Earn Your Spot tells of four boys who play tennis when not pursuing other adventures. Ahoy Lads is one of these exciting adventures, being pirated across the open seas.
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Books by Jack Schroder
Earn Youir Spot tells of Tyrone's effortto make the tennis team when the coach denis him the right to try out. Jim helps Tyrone after he discovers that Tyrone plays tennis even though he has an artifical left leg.
Ahoy Lads takes out boys on a trip on a stolen tramp steamer. Their encounters with the crew lead to their finally capturing (with some help from, the Coast Guard) the pirates who have stolen the vessel from the docks.
I watched him as he sat across from me. His eyes were already lit up as if he could see us climbing up the side of a ship out in the Bay, and as if he was already talking to the Captain to see if he was telling us the truth. But the captain changed even as I watched him, and now he was a rough looking man in a striped tee shirt, a knife stuck in his belt, and he had a black patch over his eye, and he snarled at us, and pointed a bent and gnarled forefinger at me and yelled in a gravelly deep voice, "Blimey, toss those landlubbers into the drink, my hearties."