He did well during his plebe year but not spectacularly, earning a class rank of 161st out of more than 800 classmates.
He was the plebe who had saved the life of the general's friend, Judge Fuller's daughter.
Not since his probation as a plebe, had he consorted with such a bunch of "hush-mouths."
On the other hand, he had studied the Roman plebe, the people, with all his might.
And besides, Bull had sworn to haze that plebe, and he meant to do it.
The weakening of Bull Harris' followers has been mentioned; it increased as the plebe's self-sacrificing daring was shown.
The plebe turned, exhausted though he was, and headed for it.
There was a chilly air about it all that made the plebe feel rather uncomfortable.
But that's the first time I ever heard of a plebe playing tricks on yearlings.
But to have been perpetrated by a plebe was an indignity to time-honored midshipman custom.
A first-year student at Annapolis or West Point
[1833+ Service academy; fr plebeian, ''lower-class person,'' fr Latin]