- Author: Carey Rockwell
- Pages Count: 220
- Language of the book: en
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- Published date: 2016-01-22
- Viewability: PARTIAL
"All right, you blasted Earthworms! Stand to!"
Three frightened cadet candidates for Space Academy stiffened their backs and stood at rigid attention as Astro faced them, a furious scowl on his rugged features. Behind him, Tom Corbett and Roger Manning lounged on the dormitory bunks, watching their unit mate blast the freshman cadets and trying to keep from laughing. It wasn’t long ago that they had gone through the terrifying experience of being hazed by stern upperclassmen and they knew how the three pink-cheeked boys in front of them felt.
"So," bawled Astro, "you want to blast off, do you?"
Neither of the three boys answered.
"Speak when you’re spoken to, Mister!" snapped Roger at the boy in the middle.
"Answer the question!" barked Tom, finding it difficult to maintain his role of stern disciplinarian.
"Y-y-yes, sir," finally came a mumbled reply.
"What’s your name? And don’t say ‘sir’ to me!" roared Astro.
"Coglin, sir," gulped the boy.
"Don’t say ‘SIR’!"
"Yes, sir—er—I mean, O.K.," stuttered Coglin.
"And don’t say O.K., either," Roger chimed in.