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The Abbot Circle 19 3 1 What ' s in a Name In a sparselv populated corner of IRELAND was an old CASTLE. It stood on the edge of a MOORE, not far from the turn-PIKE. In days gone by a KING had lived there but now it was deserted. Children often came to the PLACE to HUNT for the ghost which they were sure must be CLOSE by. After a long HUNT they gathered in the big HALL to talk things over. One dav thev heard a CARR drive up and a voice sav, " TURNER in here. " A man in a BROWN suit knocked on the door which had a verv heavy BOLTON it. The frightened children let him in. He asked, " ' CANN vou tell me just where I am and HOWE I can find the nearest town? " They started to direct him but he interrupted them, " I have been lost all day with nothing to eat and I am very hungry. I am sure one of vou must be a good COOK. Couldn ' t you fix me up something? " The children were able to GRANT his request as they had caught some BASS which thev served with strips of BACON. While he ate he told them about himself. He was a WELCHman and a WEAVER by trade. He had come to IRELAND for a vacation. When his hosts told him about their ghost he took them up in the TOWER and pointing out a WHITEHILL in the distance said, " I have been told that there is a ghost in an old COLE mine over there. Why don ' t vou FOLK try to find it? " Thev agreed so readily that he could not help laughing. He added, " Will you WRIGHT me what luck you have? " Thev promised and he drove awav but not before he had distributed several NICHOLS. As soon as he was out of hearing the children began to talk about him. " Wasn ' t he a HOWELL? " exclaimed one. " Yes, " answered a second. " Who could he have been? " " Oh never mind that, do you think it WORTHwhile to visit the mine? " said the first. Thev decided that it was. Mary Bacox Breakfast First a bell, and then a scurry. Next a bath and then more hurrv. Here ' s one shoe, but where ' s the other? Hair won ' t do. Oh, what a bother! Down the hall with quickening feet, Heavens! They ' ve begun to eat. Harriet Gregory 96
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The Abbot C i r c I 19 3 1 The Awful Truth Name K. ALLEN D. ALLEN M. ANGUS M. BACON M. BASS Saying It ' s ked " " I know, but ' Whew! " Oh, you ' re bam! ' ' ' I ' m all cut up and running around in small hunks " M. BETTELS " Bumbdunnv " C. BUDGELL " My word! " E. BULLOCK " My word " R. CANN " I ' m all cut and bruised " N. CARR " How subtle! " A. CASTLE " Hev, gals " C.CHAMBERLIN " Oh, veah! " Notoriety Good nature Her size Her Scotch accent Whispering in class Attempted sarcasm Dancing Singing Spanish songs Opening windows Her engagement ring Complexion creams Fighting with Faith Always with Bunny Ambition Rhythmics teacher To be teacher ' s pet To be postmaster Bacteriologist To find someone to buy her poems To be a dancer Prima donna To be high-hat Mrs. Seward Baker To be a second Greta Garbo To worry Frances To know something F. CHIPMAN F. COLLINS C. CRUCE M. E. DIX E. FOLK B. GRAHAM H. GREGORY A. GRIFFITHS C. GROSVENOR D. HUNT C. IRELAND M. KEITH V. LILLARD " Terrific! " " Oh, I don ' t know " " My gosh! " " My dear! " " I don ' t know a thing " " Snousey " " My Forrie " " My word! " " I thought I ' d die of em- barrassment " It ' s the nurts " " And they hang wallpaper ' " Whatcha doin ' ? " That accent To be sophisticated Being a man in all the plays To be an actress Collecting airmail stamps To graduate Cum Laude " Nobhv! " M. J. MANNY " O.K. C. MARLAND L. MICOLEAU F. NORTON M. O ' LEARY C. PIKE L. ROLLINS M. RUDD " How long is your English ' " That is funnv though " I hat is true " Hey, riotous! " " Oh, my dear " " I ' m a wreck " " U ' lo girls " F. SCUDDER " Reallv " J. SIMON " Yes, I know " M. SMEAD " Rats " D. STEVENSON " Honestly? " G.VANPEURSEM ' Fish! " D. WELCH " What! " N. WHEELER " I ' M mad " M. WHITEHILL " Hi there! " Not knowing her French Brains Her clothes Her Forrie Acting Talking in English class Being cheerful Her musical ability Going to dances on the Hill Going to the Friday after- noon teas Being good Her silence Aeroplanes Using big words Those eyes Bluffing Speed Reading her mail in Eng- lish class Telling us about India " La petite " Her conscience Her hair Worrying about her studies Sitting next to Evelyn Sitting on the radiator Quick dressing To be a fancy dancer To be a Psych teacher To get her Latin done To be a little housewife To get her knitting done Miss Mason ' s successor To be a Math teacher To go to the Boston Art Museum School To make a week-end last all year To come out of Miss Bail- ey ' s office gracefully To keep Harriet out of trouble To be Kreisler ' s successor To keep out of trouble- Not to blush in Psych class To anglicize Faith ' s French expressions To go back to Honolulu Trying not to be like Tina To get married To get a diploma To know if he was or wasn ' t To be a gym teacher To be country ' s leading designer Head of an oprhan ' s home in Arabia To scream To settle down To dress in J a minute Probable End Bible teacher Running a tea-room Miss Butterfield ' s successor Still studying Poet Running a miniature golf- course Mrs. Burnham ' s successor Mrs. Vanderbilt Mrs. Seward Baker Miss Kelsey ' s little helper Ambassador to Spain Writing a dictionary of col- legiate expressions Conducting foreign tours Mrs. Gray ' s successor United States senator Making concert tours Artist model Mannequin College-widow Second Ethel Barrymore Wife of a diplomat Music teacher Organist in South Church Night club hostess Missionary Wife of a rich Chicago broker Trained nurse Wife of an orchestra leader Schoolteacher Someone ' s cook Singing teacher Ambassador to India Good old-fashioned piano teacher Gandhi ' s little helper Turning gray over Gar) Gj m teacher Fashion designer for Sears, Roebuck, Go Money-lender Taxi-driver Orator Mistress of a fresh-air school 95
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The Abbot Circle I ' ) 3 I Tale of a Tub Always ask somebody to start your tub for you — never do it yourself, it ' s )ust not done; just call to anyone at the opposite end of the corridor, the corridor teachers en- joy hearing the girls having a good time. Now that vour tub is started, you have time to do a few of the little things that you have been putting off: write a letter, or file vour nails, or go visiting perhaps; you have plentv of time. Finally you decide to go up to see if the tub is anywhere near running over -it is ! Just sliding over the side is a thin stream of water. You stand in the middle of the room in glee. What fun! When Miss Butterfield arrives ask her to go play with the sail boats with you which you have made out of paper towels. Do anything to prevent her asking who did it and how much it is going to be. Don ' t bother to mop up the wet, just let it soak through down below; the faculty especially enjoy it down below on the first floor. Linda Rolling How to Act When Receiving Callers When you first hear the voices and foot steps of your callers on Friday nights outside of Draper Hall, it is then time to put on your evening gown and high heeled shoes. Of course there is little to be done as far as make-up goes, as vou have spent study hour in carefully applying powder, rouge, lipstick, and most important of all — eye-brow pencil! After your caller has been announced, go immediatelv to the drawing room and greet him. It is now up to your guest to decide the next step; that is, if he had rather sit in the McKeen Rooms and smoke than go dancing in the ball room where there is always a good orchestra. You should agree with his choice. In the course of the evening there are various things to do. For instance, during intermission one is sure to be highly entertained by the Abbot chorus girls who are exceptionally well trained in specialty dances. Also elaborate refreshments are served in the faculty parlor throughout the evening. Sometimes between dances it is pleasant to go out on the senior porch which has recently been refurnished and glassed in. If, however, you decide to go dancing or to one of the main Lawrence theatres, it is absolutely necessarv that everyone be back by one o ' clock. The facultv have con- sidered the strictness of this rule, and, although perhaps it is a bit old fashioned sounding, they think it best for the regulation to be strictly observed. M ki. ri i O ' Lbary 97
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