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12 THE BEACON
Class of 1934
" The light of her young life went down
As sinks behind the hill
The glory of a setting star--
Clear, Beautiful and still."
Frances left us after we had been in High School only five months. We
missed her and we always shall. Frances was a student of rare ability. She was
conservative, but friendly. She was sympathetic toward all. Frances took an
active part in all school and church alfairs. She was loved by all, and so when
she passed on, a breach was left which never shall be filled. WVe loved Frances
more than we can say here. She possessed wonderful traits which we have not
mentioned, but there is something else--Frances was one of us--we mingled to-
gether--we knew one another--we loved one another, and so you see, when Frances
said "Goodbye" there was something more than a classmate leaving ns which
pained our hearts--our friend, Frances, had left us: we were parted. No more
would we see her, no more would she smile on us--no, never again in this world
would we meet!
They say anyone can be forgotten. This may be true enough when perhaps
some person has left no good impressions behind him, but not so with Frances--
every dillicult subject reminds us of her, we wonder if she would have mastered
it as she did so many other difficult things. Our decisions bring her to mind--Oh,
we can as easily forget Frances as we can escape our consciences! lint be those
things as they may, Frances is gone-- but
"We cannot say, and we will not say
That she is dead, she is just--away,
With a cheery smile and a wave of her hand
She has wandered into an unknown land,
And left us thinking how very fair
It needs must be, since she lingers there."
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THE BEACON 11
the going as pleasant as possible. They
have seen that our feet did not stray
from the path of education. But now,
it is up to us whether or not We shall
continue in that path. lWe intend to!
We could go 011 and mention other
pleasant memories-but why should
we? No matter how delicately we
worded our thoughts, you could never
quite appreciate our feelings, you
could not feel those pangs which now
So now, with the feeling of friends
who have been inseparable for years-
but at last must separate-we reluc-
tantly bid you, dear Friends and
Teachers, "Farewell, "
"VVho was Napoleon's wife?"
"How did the Titanic sink?"
"It ran aground-no, it struck a
"VVhat did the Normans go explor-
"They went exploring to find
"What ma11 is connected with Mar-
' A Columbus. H
"Now don't take the girls away
from their hands."
"Give your opinion of Gibbons as
"He wanted to write an immoral
work that would last forever."
'Johnson lived on Fleet Street when
"'Who were the other countries in
the Congress of Vienna besides Eng-
land, Austria, and France?"
"What are gyroscopes used for?"
'4They are used on large ocean
liners to keep them from getting sea-
"Trees have many enemies-like
fungi, insects, and moths."
"What was your rate of palpifa-
"Ninety beats per second!"
"What is veal?"
"A baby lamb."
'tln what district is Oak Bluffs?"
"District of Columbia."
"Now, Mr. Merrill, suppose you
should sit down on your knees . . ."
"What is an obituary?"
"A place where they keep fish."
'lrirnciis GI. Egunlzleg, gliil, QB.
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Barbara Bowman, Editor Helen Rose, Assistant Editor
VVho killed the King of Denmark?
Did tl1e Queen have anything to do
with the murder of her husband U? Did
Hamlet really love Ophelia? lVas Ham-
let's madness real or feigned? How
did the Ghost's story affect Hamlet?
These questions and others come to
us when we read f'Hamlet',.
t'Hamlet" is a tragedy. It is not a
drama of action but a psychological
study, therefore, the plot lies not in
the deed itself but i11 the method of
doing the deed. It is lIamlet's train
of thought that leads to tl1is failure,
that really creates the plot of the
drama. Another part of tl1e plot, a
kind of sub-plot, centers about the afl
fairs of Pt lonius and l1is family.
The catastrophe is 11ot reached by
the gradual development of the scenes
as in other dramasg but rushes on the
reader with surprise and rapidity. At
one moment all the principal charac-
ters stand before the reader, and at
another they lie before him, dead. It
seems as though, after the will of man
had been baffled in every attempt lo
disentangle the tragic knot, the hand
of Heaven itself had been suddenly
stretched out to avenge the murder.
The tragedy shows the unfitfulness
of a thoughtful, studious man, who
sees both sides of the subject, to deal
with situations requiring prompt ac-
tion under extraordinary circum-
Hamlet suspected from the first that
his father had died by foul means.
VVith the appearance of the Ghost,
Hamlet's suspicion was verified, also
he was practically sure that it was
his uncle who l1ad been the murderer
of his father.
Hamlet resolved to feign madness
so that he might become very certain
that his suspicions were true, before
he made any accusations. Gertrude
the Queen, becoming anxious at Ham-
let's apparent madness, summons
Hamlet to her boudoir. Polonius lllfid
hidden behind the curtain, spying for
the King. Hamlet became aware of his
presence, and, i11 a fit of anger, thrust
l1is rapier through the curtain alnd
killed his fathers spy. Ophelia, the
daughter of Polonius, was in love with
Hamlet. Upon the death of her father,
and the seeming indifference of llam-
let toward her, Ophelia became de-
pressed and committed suicide. Ham-
let l1ad bee11 sent away by tl1e King,
who determined to make away with
Hamlet because he realized that Ham-
let was becoming suspicious of him.
Hamlet successfully eluded the King's
messengers, who had bee11 Sellt with
him, and returned to Denmark. The
King, seeing that this plan l1ad been
unsuccessful, plans with Laertes, who
was bitter against Hamlet because he
held the latter responsible for the
death of his father and sister, to en-
gage Hamlet i11 a duel and to defeat
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