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Down at the Cannon Mouse the boys got to tasting of forbidden fruit in the shape of an occasional game of seven-up. enriching the vocabulary with a few choice cuss-words, and frequently surrendering to the pernicious weed. Every letter Momnicr Granby wrote she expressed the hope that “her Guilly would not fall into evil ways, but shun them as he would a pizen adder.” In addition, the teacher of School Administration, spoke in caustic terms of teachers who had bad habits. So, on New Year’s day Guilly and his pal swore off. Our picture shows the last smoke.
Back in Poscyville debates had been restricted to those little farces in the Friday afternoon literary society where the respective merits of the horse and cow, and other kindred topics, were discussed.
Of logic Guilly knew little, of correct forms of speaking, less, but a semester’s course in Argumentation did much to knock off the rough spots.
Tradition tells of Demosthenes’ speaking with his mouth full of pebbles in order to overcome stuttering, and of Hcnrv Clay’s addressing his senate of chickens and ducks. Our Guilly had some such struggle. He was big and awkward; his hands were not unlike small hams, and what to do with them, how to appear natural and unafflicted was ever his problem. Our picture shows how in nature’s solitude he sought to develop his oratorical art.
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Well, Guilly made good the first quarter— every grade he sent home was VG or I '. Blit, like all of us, he began to think that he could get there the other three-quarters on his reputation. He began to sluff outside of class and to bluff inside the class room. He became a lounger in the lobbies and cloak room or a sight-seer out on the campus. Many were the snowball fights in which lie participated. He now became less afraid of the Dormitory amazons and spent many moments indulging in winter sports with them that should have been used in perusing Genetic Psychology. When the weather got too cold for this he determined to have his fun in the library. So he whispered to his neighbors; there was much sociability of which he was the center. The bell tapped but this only urged him on to greater efforts in this line. Then he became a ventriloquist so that the patrons of the library heard everywhere the voice of kittens or lap-dogs, much to their amusement, and to the discomfiture of the librarian. At last the latter called Guilly to her room and after a severe lecture, put him on probation. Now indeed lie was treading on thin ice, but Guilly was not to be thus deprived of his liberty. So one Thursday afternoon he kept open house six feet from the librarian’s table. Then she grew wroth and exiled him. with the proviso that he might come back when he would promise to behave himself. And, of course, with such a nature as Guilly’s, this was banishment for life.
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The hills of old Peru have been an inspiration to many a poet, local and otherwise. All this poetry has sounded forth the praises of those grand old hills, has apostrophized the brooklets that purl merrily as they glide thru the meadows, and has eulogized the venerable oaks that clothe the hills in majesty—but none of it has described the sensation given the native by having the small of his back come suddenly into contact with the cement walk of Standley Hill on a slippery December day.
Such an experience as we have related above made Guilielmus take rather a prosaic view of the hills of old Peru. He was coming down Abbott Hill one day when lie started to fall. He should have fallen and have done with it. but instead, he tried to catch himself and by his exertions gained such momentum that when he did come down it was with a force that jarred his friends in Hindustan. 'I'he net losses were a wrenched knee, a sprained ankle, and four broken finger-nails.
The Glee Club trip in February was another of the big features of the school year. From the first Guilly was extremely solicitous to have Poscyvillc included in the itinerary, in order that he might show the “old ’uns.” You have had that same desire, have you not? Well, they did make Posey-ville, and there was no happier man in the whole U. S. A. than Guilielmus, when the Poseyvillians encored his base solo three times.
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