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The Abbot Circle 1926 Gret Vanderschmidt was our captain bold, Fonty, her staunch first mate, The log was kept by Alice Cole, Perk, our purser, kept books straight. Anstiss Bowser is the look-out, Who looks around to see Just what is going on about And wards off mutiny. The hard test came in the final stretch, When we really had to fight The heavy storms and rocky shoals, But — we ' re the purple and white. This fact alone can answer why The ship still rides in state It may be battle-worn and scarred, But it rides — awaiting fate. Its race is nobly finished now, With its colors floating high, Its spirit will live forever, The purple and white for aye. Above, when the bright sun has left us, And the sky is a grackle-head blue, There glows in the distant horizon A smouldering purple hue. M.S. L. 37
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The Abbot Circle 19 26 Class i tstorj The bark was launched in ' 21, With a crew of ten or more They unfurled sails and hauled in ropes In a manner known of yore. The port in view was ' 26, Four stops before the end. But what a lot there was to do, ' Til " No more sails to tend. " It meant building Caesar ' s bridges, And counting lobster ' s toes. It meant constructing queer-shaped figures, And reciting English prose. It wasn ' t all good sailing, though, There came many a wintry squall, But it gave the crew fine training, Which we know counts most of all. Midyears and finals were " on deck, " As we anchored at every dock, By some they were hailed as a beacon-light, By others, a dangerous rock. Thus on we sailed for five whole years With ' 26 in view, Sometimes the sky was a dubious grey, But it often cleared to blue. The ship changed hands at every port, And officers chosen by all, They guided us with a steady hand Through many a stormy squall. 36
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The Abbot Circle 1926 Snterbale " Oh, wonderful wonderful, and most wonderful wonderful, and yet again wonderful, and after that out of all whooping! " — " As You Like It. " In this day and age it is said that the adjective " wonderful " is used for such trivial things that it loses the fulness of its meaning. But in Shakespeare ' s time, it was used only properly, so we turn to his quotation to be very sure you under- stand that in saying Intervale was wonderful, we mean it. No one could have wished for more perfect weather. Even Miss Bailey, that inveterate " Intervale-goer " , said that it was really all that could be hoped for. We felt the softness of Intervale snow as it came down, and we felt its softness when we fell off skis and toboggans. Between our " uprisings " and " down- sittings, " we ate — oh! how we ate! However, because we expect that you will be there some day, we will not try to describe in any kind of detail those three glorious days in the mountains. Descriptions of those days would be useless, for that matter, for they are a pleas- ure that must be experienced before it can be fully understood and appreciated. It was almost with tears that we said goodbye to Intervale, and to that most lovable of guides, Mr. Bassett. 38
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