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For only a short time it seemed as though I traveled in a different world
with this lovely family, sharing their joys, sorrows and excitements. VV hen
I finally arose from my chair I was startled to hear the hall clock strike the
hour of two, thus discovering that I had been reading for almost four hours.
How different everything seemedg the Weather no longer had a gloomy
effect upon me, and the wind seemed to Whistle a challenge for me to come
outside for a frolic, but my book and the fireside beckoned to me.
Throwing another log on the fire, I settled myself comfortably to enjoy
the remainder of the afternoon among my book friends, with nothing to cut
into my thoughts but the merry crackling of the burning logs and the Whist-
ling of the wind around the corners of the house. .
Mary Lee Ilffasorz, '36.
Ellie Gbne il Euan
The one I love has gone away,
Has gone for wholly a yearg
For she it20'Zlld1'L,l stay with the ice and snow,
And the winter that grips as here.
Bal slze'll return when the 'Lee has gone,
Iflfhea the dll'lS1l8S replace the snow,
When showers come and the birds sing,
And warm are the winds that blow.
flow, my love 'ls the love of all
Who hate to see IfVb1Zl61'IfIl1Zg,'
For, you have probably already guessed,
The rzame of my love 'ls Sjnrlng.
George Dewey, 135.
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CAN REMEMBER one incident in particular that better explains
the reason I like to read than I could ever tell you myself.
It was a very windy, cold day in March, one of those days
when it seems that everything goes wrong, when your coHee isn't hot, the
fire just won't seem to burn. It was just such a dreary, disagreeable day
as this, and it seemed as if I were in for a first rate it of "blues"
It was too cold to go out of doors, the wind was literally chasing and
howling wildly around the corners of buildings. All the family had gone
away for a week, leaving me alone in the cavernous house with only the dog
for a companion. Not being used to this it was not easy for me to Hnd a
suitable way of amusing myself. '
I-for a short While I contented myself by looking from the kitchen win-
dow into the garden, watching the wind toss the leaves and flowers about,
but hnally this grew monotonous. Then I shifted my lookout to the front
room windows and stood for some time watching a man whose coat was
blowing open as he chased his hat which was being tossed about by the
wind. If a few more events like this had happened, they might have served
to keep me amused for a while, at least, but as it was so disagreeably cold
out of doors, the streets were almost deserted with the exception of an
occasional automobile or two.
I Hnally turned to the armchair by the hreside where a bright fire burn-
ed and prepared to curl up comfortably to take a nap, when my eyes fell
upon a book lying on the library table nearby, the title of which was"Little
I decided, by sudden inspiration, to read, not having done so in quite a
while. Before I realized it I was, in my imagination, a victim of Laurie's
pranks, a pal to the boisterous joe, watching prim Beth with amusement,
and trying to solve Meg's difflculties-forgetting my lonesorneness entirely.
The characters in the story were so optimistic and pleasant that the mood
seemed to become infectious and the out-of-door world seemed to take on a
Page 65 text:
Qlllrz. illiunhgfa Grip in the Glitg
A, DID YOU tie that rooster outside our windie, so as We can be
sure and get up early?" yelled Mrs. Mundy from upstairs.
"Shore I did. Air you all ready Ier bed? You know it's a
long ways to thet city."
"Yes, Pa. Marthy has done gone to bed and I air a lixin' to go. Put
the cat out and lock the doors," called Mrs. Mundy.
"Foolish people, always huntin'su1npin' fer you to do. If it ain't the
cat it's the door," thought Mr. Mundy. "lN7here in the thunderation is
thet danged ole cat? Kitty, kitty, kitty, nice kitty," called Mr. Mundy,
going from the kitchen to the parlor.
"Charles, fer the land sakes, what air you yellin' at? I put Torn out
an hour ago," put in Mrs. Mundy at the head of the stairs.
Next morning, at sunrise, Mr. and Mrs. Mundy and Martha were all
ready to go to the city.
"Marthy, bring the lunch, and, Pa, you lock the doors. Did you put
any water in the engine? W e don't want to have to stop at the creek to
fill it up."
"Yes, everything is ready. Come on and let's get started. Marthy,
you get in the back seat," replied Mr. Mundy With a hurried gesture.
"Marthy, you do nothin' of the sort. I'n1 goin, to sit back there and
hold my umbrellie over me like Mrs. VVheeler does, only, a nigger drives
her around," put in Mrs. Mundy as she pulled Martha from the back seat.
Mr. Mundy hnally drove up in front of a large department store.
"You can't stop here, Pa. It's in front of one of them things you plug
fires with and our teacher told us thet it Wasn't allowed in big cities," Warned
"Oh, all right. I'll go over yonder."
. "Pa, do you think I ought to get me a new hat? I got this here one
nine years ago. I believe I'll get me one with feathers on it like Mrs. Vlfheel-
"All right, do as you please. I'll see about the tires While you're gone."
"Charles Mundy, you'll do nothin' of the sich. You stay right in this
car and watch the lunch," said Mrs. Mundy crossly. '
Mrs. Mundy, with her head held high and holding her umbrella straight
in the air, marched in the store, with Martha trailing along behind. Mrs.
Mundy Walked up to the salesgirl and demanded: "I want to see some shoes
fer Marthy and a hat fer myself and I Want to see everything else 1,111 aiinin'
to buys, 55
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