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manding, gives us an attractive type of true womanhood. Set in its outdoor stage the play is unusually fascinating. It is one of the most unique class plays ever given at the Normal.
Miss Amelia F. Lucas, head of the department of reading and expression, had entire charge of the rendition of the play and much thanks and praise are due her for her tireless efforts in training the members who took part in this, one of the most unique and attractive of Tennyson’s productions.
Rodin Hood..............Chester O. Oline
Sir Richard Lea............John E. Gibney
Walter Lea.............Burrell J. Raines
King Richard.....August O. Eggcnbcrger
Prince John...............Frank A. Boose
Friar Tuck.............John M. Howie
Little John............Warren S. Cook
Much........................Leon R. Hill
Sheriff of Nottingham. .Charles C. Berkcy
Abbot..................Oakley W. James
Justiciary...........J. Harold Williams
Mercenary.............H. Burr Stapleton
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First Retainer.........Burrell J. Raines
Second Retainer............Fred O. Zink
Third Retainer.......Russell R. Spafford
Fourth Retainer........Frank H. Mizcra
First Friar............Burrell J. Raines
Second Friar...............Fred O. Zink-
Third Friar............Frank H. Mizcra
Old Woman.. Citizen’s Wife
.-George L. Carlson .... Edward R. Gross • George P. McGrew ...Frank H. Mizcra ... Elmer R. Burkcy
Evelyn Van Wickle
G. Maud Yocam
Misses Hamilton. Bycrly, Iva Glasgow, May Glasgow, Latlin, Stella Washburn. Tennant. Hallctt. Mumford, Sharp, Hanna, Herrington, Saylors. Wilcox, Ostcnbcrg, Snell, Cone, Kannow, Hutchinson, Thayer, Wynne, Hilda Peterson, Mabel Bailor. Blanche Bailor, Timmerman, Joseph, Lor-ancc.
THE BOOK OF 1908.
CHAPTERS I TO IV.
1. Now the Peruvians dwelt in Beth-Peru-or in the land of Nemaha in the Kingdom of the Nebraskans.
2. Here were their tents pitched and they were a mighty and a valiant people.
3. The hills encompassed them about, and from the wicked ones of tho North, even from the Indians of Elk Hill, and from the Wcsleyanites. whose chief was Clevenger, they were shut off.
4. Likewise did the mountains give them refuge from the Kearnivorcs, a loose-tongued people of the W est, and from the wild beasts, the "Tigers” in the country of Crete, and also from the fierce "Camels.” who had their abode in the region ’round about Jareth-Cotnereth. And from all these they were safe.
5. Now the Peruvians were of many tribes, with many strong and fearless chiefs.
6. And at times these tribes fought one with another. But the Great Peacc-
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SENIOR CLASS PLAY.
Tennyson’s “The Foresters” was given on Saturday evening. May 30. by tiie Class of 08. 'This beautiful Robin Hood tale with its touch of love and romance was given in Sherwood Glade, a natural stage on the hillside, with a beautiful background of moss-grown ledges and verdant foliage.
This play is essentially a romantic comedy. It has a forest setting with hardy outlaws, beggars, friars, knights, witches, and fairies, living out their lives in keeping with the time of Richard I.
The lovers. Marian Lea and Robin Hood. Earl of Huntington, plighted faith on the evening of Robin’s banishment. Robin's woodland life in Sherwood Forest, the bankruptcy of Marian’s father, the unwelcome advances of Prince John and of the Sheriff of Nottingham, kept them apart until Robin obtained the money to pay Sir Richard Lea’s debt and claimed Marian at the hands of King Richard, her god-father.
It is a story of love sacrificing itself to duty, of courage and honor in a corrupt age. It charms by its freshness, sweetness, cleanliness, and by its strong wholesome humanity: it entertains by its merrymaking in the wildwood. by its spirit, its repartee, its song, its fairy spell. Its atmosphere is most contagious— its smiles and tears are ours.
In the midst of his men Robin Hood stands as a leader sound in body and pure in purpose. Tennyson's hero reveals a mind timed to nature’s music, a heart joyous and faithful; and his heroine Marian, smiling, teasing, sorrowing, com-
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maker, who was called Crabtree, was not pleased with their quarrelings, and the quarrelings ceased.
7. And for many years they were an happy and peaceful people.
8. Now it came to pass in the first month of the year that the young men of the tribe of Foot-ball-Mosa girded their loirs and went forth to battle.
9. And they fought many strange nations, and lo, victory was with the young men of Beth-Peru-or. and there was great rejoicing in the camp of the Peruvians.
10. Now in these days of thanksgiving, there was an enemy more warlike than the others, the voting men of another nation, who were, withal, a wicked and deluded people.
11. And. behold, these fellows who were wont to style themselves the “Indians of Elk Hill.” defied the people of Beth-Peru-or. and the Peruvians went forth to battle.
12. And the Indians were sore afraid.
13. And they gathered to themselves the Squatters from the country of the Dakotas, and lo! there was one squatter more powerful than the rest.
14. Now when the King of the Nebraskans saw what the Indians had planned, he was exceeding wroth.
15. And he called his servants unto him. and spoke unto them these words: “Hasten ye to the lands of Nebraska and to all tribes make known my decree."
16. And the servants saw the hand that wrote and they trembled inwardly.
17. And this was the decree: “Nog oody on. Iki ckv ouou. Tpe Nnan top Eru." which being interpreted is. “Thou hast done wrongly. Thy honors are taken from thee and to the Peruvians is the pennant awarded."
18. And there was gnashing of teeth on Elk Hill for the space of thirty days.
1. Now when the winter was come, the tribe of Foot-ball-Mosa returned and once more dwelt in Beth-Peru-or.
2. And lo. the young men of another tribe rose and girded themselves, and the youths of Basket-Ball-Mosa went forth.
3. And as it had been with their brothers, even so was it with them. And victory perched on their banner.
4. But. in an evil moment, the Weslcyanites, whose chief was Clevenger, fell upon them, and great was the slaughter.
5. Then were the young men of the tribe of Basket-Ball-Mosa exceeding wroth, and they took counsel among themselves, how they might destroy the Methodists.
(k And they took unto themselves, one called “Big Swede," and set him in their midst. And he was a powerful man. and great in war.
7. And there was one among the Peruvians, a Grand High Mogul.
8. And his name was Scherer, that is to say, “Scissors."
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