Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1920

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The Abbot Circle 1920 crsunallp Qiunhucteh Through Babes Seniors may come and Seniors may go, but Senior Lit. Classes, it would seem, continue forever. And the Udyssey being classic, Seniors yearly conduct the god-like hero past the terrors of his wanclerings and the mazes of Hades. Thrill- ing as these are, the resulting themes and tests prove really more dully soothing than startling, so I, the small but mighty Lit. teacher felt entitled to drop asleep over them one lamp-lit, misty evening. Naturally in my vivid dream I found myself descending into this well-studied Hades, but why should I have found it inhabited by the class of 1920? My only explanation can be that they, when at Abbot, were undeniably astonishing in their literature work. My dream adventures began terrifyingly when I was attacked at the portals of Hades, by a shrilly-barking Cerberus. I recognized him as a tiny brown Andover dog named Skip, nevertheless I screamed. It seemed natural that Charlie, one of the chief props of Abbot Academy, should spring to my rescue, and as he led me across a small bridge he told me that he had succeeded to old Charon's name and business, and offered to conduct me to the "Abbot Special ", which left hourly for the circle reserved for Abbot. I knew he was quite correct when I saw Connie Ling, a frantically waving "traffic cop, " who courteously held up traliic to help me into the Abbot Special, a neat but not gaudy street car. Helen Donald was its dashing conductorette, and I noticed the motorwoman, Doris Graves, efficiently tooting her horn. It seemed natural to see Ros Patch and Peg French sitting happily together on one of the large seats, and Bertha Worman, who was there also, told me that this was their nineteenth trip back and forth. They were so interested in each other that they forgot to get off and she was still trying unsuccessfully to separate them. I was so surprised to see Jean McClive surreptitiously powdering her nose in another seat that she hastily pointed out to me Miriam Rowell on the back platform smiling and chatting with Charon. As we started off I saw through the window Ann Hussey in mad pursuit of a shabby little jitney, which Bertha immediately told me Heinie Ford had started in opposition to the Abbot Special. Looking out I could see Lucy herself driving with her expression intent and brow knitted, and I caught sight of Louise Robinson and Kay Hamblet within clutching each 71

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