These might be a little too commonplace for what it seems to be that you
are looking for, but these are a few of my favorites;

Tom Quartz   from    Roughing It
Jim Wolf and the Tom Cats    short story
The New Planet    short story
Solid Dog    from  Roughing It

  I don't know if you can use them but if you have never read them they are
good for a laugh. Let me know if you need more specific references.