"Anstey, I hope there's time for you to make the acquaintance of Dave and Dan," Dick said earnestly while the Virginian was visiting Greg and himself. "Dave and Dan are two of the real fellows, if there are any left in the world. "They must be, old ramrod," replied the Virginian quietly, "if they hold such place in your affections, and in old Holmesy's."
"And you haven't Holmes, either?" sighed Dave. "That isn't any one's fault but Holmesy's," frowned Cadet Fields. "We wanted Holmesy to play, and we gave him every chance, but " "But he wouldn't," finished Dave. "No more would I play on the Navy team if the fellows had done anything unjust to Dalzell."
"If I were in Holmesy's place, I wouldn't come in," rejoined the Virginian. "I'd stay out, just as Holmesy is doing." "But you were one of Prescott's thick friends, too." "I'm not his roommate, or his schoolboy chum, suh. Holmesy is. "It's hard to lose either of them," sighed Douglass, "and fierce to lose both of them.