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ABBOT CLASS BOGK 1910
Pretty soon the day scholars came trooping in to
the Algebra class. David does not like Algebra I.
The class is too infantile, it has no nerves. It does not
mind squeaking the crayon on the board in the least.
Also its voices are loud, and it giggles. This morning
all its faults were particularly noticeable.
David was very impatient by the time F. H. came
in and seated herself opposite him. For three minutes
she did not remove her eyes from David's face, but
with terrible audacity she began "Steh' ich in linstrer
Mitter-nacht," six verses, very slowly and with great
expression. If there is any one thing that David dis-
likes, it is the gutteral sound of the German tongue.
It was well for F., as she turned t-o the class room.
that she did not see the weapon which was aimed at
her retreating figure, nor hear the muttered words,
"Is this a dagger that I see before me, the handle
toward my hand FU
But the culminating grievance came late in the day.
During the afternoon David's mind was especially
inactive, but towards night a sense of excitement grew
upon him. There would be late hours for him to-
night CDavid usually retires at sevenj, for there was
Mr. Dearborn turning on the lights in the main hall,
and here were people in gay attire arriving and crowd-
ing in at the doors. Flowers, too, were carried past.
But most interesting of all, as he peaked around the
corner of the corridor, there were odd foreign figures
of men and women bustling about. '6H'ml" David
thought a minute. "Uh yes, this is a Senior play.
They are always fairly good sport, so different from
the popular mock operaf, QDavid was irritated lately
by the piercing tremol-o of R. G. in her operatic role.j
David is a keen observer of humanity. He was
enjoying himself tonight. His ann-oyance had passed
away. He forgot to remember his grievance about