Abilene High School - Flashlight Yearbook (Abilene, TX)

 - Class of 1920

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QJI I 'i I .S- E. A . A ilitur Bemmta QCONTINUEDJ 'lhe principal was busy, but he looked up and regarded the girl so severely that her knees vegan to shake in a dangerous fashion. Sit down he commanded, and Anne Ophelia thankfully il i V A, l 5 l dropped into the nearest chair. Mr. Pickup laid his pen down carefully and swung around facing her To the guilty senior his look was terrible. She felt a wild desire to flee but she was six feet from the door, and it was no use' she would never make it. She heard a weak little voice address- ing Mr. Pickup. "About those demerits?" said the voice. "I-i' "You deserve them-every one," snapped Mr. Pickup. "Of course I do," flared Anne Ophelia, 'ibut Allan doesn't deserve the ones he got. It was all my fault. I called him a cheat on the tennis court. But he really isn't a cheat, he was just trying to give me a point because I'm a girl. You ought to give me those demeritsg won't you- please?" Anne Ophelia was pleading now. She had forgotten her fear, and there was something in her manner that made Mr. Pickup think of Miss Lester. It upset him considerably just at that moment, and he found himself floundering and losing his dignity. "I-you-I shall look into this matter," he said. "You may go." He waved the girl out of the office and closed the door. He was in a panic, he had meant to pretend severity, at least. He would have succeeded if the child had not brazenly imitated Miss Lester. It was a problem- that imitation. Mr. Pickup considered it from several angles, trying to decide whether it was the glint of gold in Anne Ophelia's hair, or the blue of her eyes, or the innocent charm of her smile that had tricked him. Certainly, it was odd, very odd. It puzzled Mr. Pickup, and he wiped his face with his handkerchief. rwxe g Illilllllllis' Q FLASHLIGHT NQIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Outside the office, Anne Ophelia stood still a moment, caught her breath sharply, and went upstairs for a notebook. She had been gone but a second when a boy came striding up to the office door. It was Allan Graham, and he opened the door bravely and looked in. Mr. Pickup's face was very stern as he motioned the boy to a seat. "What is it, Allan?" "Its those demerits, sir." Allan gulped down a lump that persisted in rising in his throat. "You probably deserve more than you got," said Mr. Pickup, unsympathetically. "Yes, sir. I'm sure I did, because I caused Anne to get some, toog and she didn't deserve them. She ought not to be expelled. lt won,t hurt me, but girls are different. We've got to treat 'em nice when they get old enough to he seniors, and ask 'em to go places-and, oh, you know, Mr. Pickup. You just can't expel a girl. Why, Anne's a--a humdingerf' Allan stopped and thoughtfully considered the toes of his shoes. He was not a senior now, he was a small boyg and Mr. Pickup liked small boys. "Well, Allan, what do you think can be done? I can't break a precedentg the demerits must standf, "It ain't right, anyhow. She didn't do anything, and you canit treat a girl that way. A girl is worth a lot more than a precedent, ain't she?" The boy's face was flushed with the light of a vision, and he did not see the amazement in Mr. Pickup's eyes. The principal had not had time to pay any attention to girls while he was acquiring his education, and here was a "kid," a senior, a heathen, telling him things that he had not thought of before. "I guess both of you will have one more chance," he managed to say at last, and Allar. bounded joyously out of the office. Mr. Pickup saw him pause at the foot of the stairs. "Oh, I thought you had gone? Anne Ophelia came down the steps, and Allan reached for her notebook and tucked it under his arm. uTh 7 ' h 4D 9 h s s - I 999 ey re going to ave oug at t e Queen tonight. Want to go. said Allan. "You bet! Eight o'clock all right?" They passed slowly out of sight, voicing resolutions to be good in school until the end of the term, and Mr. Pickup smiled. He was still smiling when he took up the telephone and asked for connection with 961. "Miss Lester?" His voice then dropped so low that no one save the pretty teacher could possibly have heard it. "Why certainly, Mr. Pickup. I shall be delighted. The second show is at eight, isn't it?" 116 , g gf - - , Hllnlllllllln iwselgss - - - zlllllllllll

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