Benton Harbor High School - Greybric Yearbook (Benton Harbor, MI)

 - Class of 1908

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Page 97 text:

A Cycle of School Days. 9 ' he Freshman. gims a little Freshman ' to school; jbecause he had to, stern parental rule. past eight he started, ifast his. sponge and slate, With quic-keninig footsteps, he should be late. he reached the building, lassmates at the door; j d the halls they traversed, s sinking more and more. 5'; they cast behind them, :1 s to left and right; passing by them, trembling with affright. t seemed unending 'f'ted, classified, Wbegan in earnest, : for jest and jibe. months of study, a the welcome May, .91 his books together, but not for aye. The Sophomore. Early in the next September, Back again he came Thinking, tho, all study useless, No more knowledge could he gain. But he kept on with his Latin, Just to pass the time away, Tho, he found out, to his sorrow, Caesar was not much like play. 3rllwas the same with other studies, Algebra and History; English, too, was. quite perplexing; It seemed hard to get an E. Bis he gained without much effort, PS and GS were common, too. Studying took up so much time, And there were other things to do. Certain little social functions, Class receptions, and the like, And each week a basket-ball game Served to keep him up at night. So in- different ways this year passed, And vacation had its turn, But our Sophomore discovered There was much yet he could learn.

Page 96 text:

' Dumm t cation. Monday afternoon Grace sat by the bay wint- thW, when she saw the postman coming. She rose from her chair and went to the door. He gave her two letters and a postal, and after making a re- mark about the weather, passed on his way. Grace examined the letters. One was for her, the postal and other letter were for her mother. Mrs. Elliott opened her letter first. She gave a cry of joy when a check tlutteretl to the floor. She picked it up, looked at it. and sat as one in a trance for several minutes; then she rubbed her eyes and pinched her ears to see if she was awake or dreaming. The check was made out for one hundred dollars and was signed by John- ll. Morgan. The letter was signed HX. Y. Z3, Mrs. lilliott could not understand. The hand- She knew nobody by the name writing- was perfect. ot john Morgan. aml was not familiar with the writ- ing. She was completely nat sea? The postal was from the local express othee. saying that there was a package there for Mrs. Elliott. all Charges paid. The good woman was so overcome by her for- tune that she failed to notice her daughter. The lat- ter was holding the one hundred dollar bills in one haml, while in the other was a letter signed TTX. Y. Z? as was her mother's. tho could have played the part of Santa Claus was more than they could saV. 'llhereimnst be some mistake. Surely. no aetltiaitltanee Qt IllQII'S COUltl attord to make such a gift, and even it he could. wonltl not be likely to d0 80. Mother and daughter on the mystery and the mother the express office and find w dressed to us? When they the clerk immediately burst, peal of laughter. He said it next day at their home, probe! m. On their way home th and deposited the money, not was rightfully theirs. ' ,, The next day, Christmase- about 2:45 P. M., when the lumbereel up to the door. Two box, which had two holes in eat: on and hurried it into the ho ttFragile, Handle With Care; . fully removing one of the two cover was composed, Grace A the dark interior, when 10-! a box and the two women beheld clad in a line evening suit, h' glowing with happiness and ill- Wallace Merwin, alias John H known to the world as William, son of the well-known railway Mrs. Elliott fainted, while Gram; delight and astonishment befor t kitchen.



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