In School and Out; The Conquest of Richard Grant

Oliver Optic (1822 - 1897)

The second volume of the Woodville Stories contains the experience of Richard Grant, "in school and out." We are sorry to say that Richard had become a bad boy, and was in the habit of getting into the most abominable scrapes, some of which are detailed in the first chapters of this book. But he is not what is sometimes called a vicious boy, for he has many good qualities, which redeem him from absolute condemnation. There is something noble in his character, which is the germ of his ultimate salvation from the sins which so easily beset him. The third book in the Woodville series is Watch and Wait; The Young Fugitives. Summary by Book Preface

Woodville Series:
Rich and Humble; or, The Mission of Bertha Grant
In School and Out; or, The Conquest of Richard Grant
Watch and Wait; or, The Young Fugitives
Work and Win; or, Noddy Newman on a Cruise
Hope and Have; or, Fanny Grant Among the Indians
Haste and Waste; or, The Young Pilot of Lake Champlain

Genre(s): Religion

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Scarlett Martin
Play 01 Richard Grant and Friend get into an awful Scrape. Scarlett Martin
Play 02 Richard jumps out of the Frying-pan into the Fire. Scarlett Martin
Play 03 Richard finds that no Chastening seemeth joyous. Scarlett Martin
Play 04 Richard makes a tremendous Sensation at Woodville. Scarlett Martin
Play 05 Richard is determined to be revenged. Scarlett Martin
Play 06 Richard gives another Illustration of Sleep-walking. Scarlett Martin
Play 07 Richard kindles a Fire. Scarlett Martin
Play 08 Richard beholds how great a Matter a little Fire kindleth. Scarlett Martin
Play 09 Richard goes to the Tunbrook Military Institute. Scarlett Martin
Play 10 Richard learns the meaning of Right About Face. Scarlett Martin
Play 11 Richard goes through the Drill, and has a set-to in the Grove. Scarlett Martin
Play 12 Richard does a ''Big Thing'' and takes the Consequences. Scarlett Martin
Play 13 Richard listens to a Homily on Fighting, and spends the Night in the Guard House. Scarlett Martin
Play 14 Richard does Guard Duty, and is captured by an Enemy. Scarlett Martin
Play 15 Richard finds himself in the Hands of the Regulators. Scarlett Martin
Play 16 Richard becomes First Sergeant of Company D. Scarlett Martin
Play 17 Richard gives the Tunbrookers a Lesson in Boating. Scarlett Martin
Play 18 Richard wins another Race, and Tunbrook is mutinous. Scarlett Martin
Play 19 Richard is determined, and some Allusion is made to ''Watermelons.'' Scarlett Martin
Play 20 Richard Visits Green Island, and the Regulators consider their Plans. Scarlett Martin
Play 21 Richard annihilates the Regulators, and the Story is concluded. Scarlett Martin