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Of course my curiosity got the better of me, so I entered, and to my
surprise I came face to face with Beamer, who was preaching now.
I must admit that I was stunned, for that was the last thing on earth
that I had ever expected Beamer to do. I congratulated him upon
being in the ministry, and he invited me to come around to church,
as he had this charge regularly now. Beamer and I surely had "some"
talk, as this was the first time I had seen him for many years. I
- looked at my watch and saw that it
was nearly time for the show at the
theater, so I asked Beamer to accom-
pany me. Here I met with a strong
refusal. Upon reflection I remembered
that even in Beamer's days at "Prep"
we could never get him to go to a
show, so I took leave of him, promising
to call later.
I arrived at the theater a little before
the first performance and soon be-
came interested in the play. During
the intermission between the first and
second acts I happened to spy a familiar
face in the orchestra. The next act
came on, but I was too busily engaged
in looking at this particular person and
trying to place him in my mind to see it. After the show I quickly
made my way to the orchestra pit, and who do you suppose it was?
It was Ulloa, who by this time was a well known violinist. Steve
had shown traits of being a born musician even in the Academy
days, when he used to have every one praying he would stop when
he began to play on the violin. Iwas sorry that conversation was
cut short by the manager coming to Steve and acquainting him with
the fact that his family was waiting for him. On my Way home that
evening I surely felt very happy because I had met so many of my
old classmates whom I had not heard of for many years.
As I had been kept very busy for the last few months, and now
had a chance, I decided to take a little trip to the seashore for a rest.
I arrived there and set myself up in the little cottage which I had
rented, then started out for a stroll along the shore. Becoming a
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all 'tt once as he happened to look up at the large clock standing
in one corner of the office, he jumped to his feet and told me that
he was supposed to take his hancee out for dinner. He asked me to
come along, but as I had other business to attend before returning
to the hotel, I was not able to accept.
The next day I left for New York City. It was a beautiful morn-
ing, and our train was gliding along through the beautiful country
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when it suddenly stopped.
Of course, like most of
the other passengers, I
got off to see the cause, and
found that we had hit a
cow. As I walked up to
the place I saw an old
farmer, all excited, shak-
ing his Est and "laying
out" the train crew. On
' taking a closer look at the
farmer I found that it was Rutt, an old classmate of mine. This
surely did surprise me, for Rutt had always claimed that there was
nothing like city life. I began to whistle one of our old F. M. A.
football songs and Rutt turned around very quickly, for he still
remembered the old tunes we used to sing at "Prep" We were
surely two happy fellows, and we stood and talked till the track
had been cleared. Rutt by this time was so busily engaged in ask-
ing me questions about the fellows that he had forgotten all about
his cow. He told me about his family and all the other things he
owned, from horses down to cats. This was all very interesting,
but the track had been cleared and I had to leave, for my train was
pulling out. I can still imagine I see Rutt standing there waving
his large red handkerchief as we once more started for New York.
Well, I had gotten to my seat and once more settled down to think
of the many events that the last few days had brought about, and
almost before I knew it we were in New York. V
I drove back to the hotel where I was at that time located, changed
my clothes, and, calling a taxi, left to take in a show. As the car
was rolling along one side of the street, I noticed an unusually large
crowd in front of a little church. As I was in no hurry I stopped
and heard the people make comments about the wonderful evangelist.
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little hungry I went over to a "stand" to get a hot "doggie", but
upon arriving there I entirely forgot what I wanted, for whom did
I see before me but Howard Mitchell selling hot 'fdogsf' Mitchell
surely was the same old boy that he was at 1' Prep," for he had pictures
of baseball players stuck up all around the wall. He began to ask
me questions about F. and M., and then drifted off to the good games
we used to have on the old fields in the rear of the Academy building.
He told me that Mark Leinbach had visited his stand the day before,
and that Mark was mak-
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Ugg. , f Q : -i'- he loves to be admired by
I v'--, , ,, if. if , the fair sex, and is al-
,f '-,., . "" " ways alert and looking for
i ,Pfi I ll i ii i trouble, Well, I left poor
I '- V L ' Mitchell there selling hot
.i,'v "dogs" to the pleasure
W seekers of the seaside.
I began to stroll back toward my cottage, as it was drawing near
my time for dinner. On my way I often stopped to watch the large
waves rolling upon the beach and to watch the children playing.
I noticed a crowd of youngsters in particular, for they seemed to
be very much interested in something, and upon walking closer
whom did I find but my classmate, Line, playing with the children.
When he saw me he surely did open his eyes, for it had been a long
time since we had seen each other. He made me acquainted with
his little folks and then began to ask questions as to myself. He
then told me that he had inherited a fortune some time after leaving
the school and had been taking it easy ever since. He told me that
Odell had been appointed the personal adviser to the President of
the Aero Club. He also said that he had seen Lichty a few days
before along the beach, and that he was now an authority on "bug-
ology." We sat there talking till it had grown quite dark.
Then, all of a sudden, I heard a knocking at my door, only to wake
up and find Mr. Bard standing at my door telling me to stay awake
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