## CHAPTER I
### Trouble in the Crew
“Here come Benson’s!”
The speaker leaned over the edge of the tow-path
and watched an eight-oared boat swing swiftly round a bend in the river a hundred yards away and come racing up to the landing-stage.
“Eee?sy all?l!” came in a sing-song from the coxswain, perched, for better sight, half upon the rear canvas, and eight oars instantly feathered the water as their boat slanted swiftly in towards the shore.
“Hold her, Seven.”