Anson Academy - Anchor Yearbook (North Anson, ME)

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THE ANCHOR 11 it froth and foam. He sighted a po- lar bear on a cake of ice, and flew toward him. The bear's thick hide prevented him from feeling the icy blast, so he turned his back to the Wind, not disturbed 'in the least. That made the Wind angry, so he blew with all his great strength. The bear soon became tired of holding against the wind so he slipped into the water to wait until the winds went on. Traveling southward, the Wind vex- ed the Eskimos, tossing their boats high in the air and then dropping them into the sea. Because the Eski- mos are afraid of the North Wind when he is angry, they all fled to their huts. At last after traveling many miles, leaving ice and snow in his track, the North Wind visited North Anson. This is what he said: "Boo! This place needs waking up!" So he went to work, bringing a snowstorm. As the flakes fell heavily, the North Wind flew here and there, making drifts where they would be the most in the way. If anyone ventured out, he threw huge handfuls of snow into their faces, blew their coats aside and stungl their faces. The next day, after spending a hard night on the roof of Grange Hall, the North Wind blew aside the clouds, then he blew the snow as much as he could, until it was flying about in small pieces. About noon, the wind coming through the gap between the Acade- my and the Mark Em'ery building, saw a Senior hastening down the street. Down she hurried, the wind snapping her coat, she was running when she reached the bottom of the hill and the North Wind laughed to think that he had awakened a Senior. When the Senior came hack, the wind was waiting for her. He drove the snow into her face with such force that big tears stood in her eyes when she reached the Academy build- ing, but she had been awakened judg- ing from her conduct in school that afternoon. No person that went out escaped the wind. He peeped into the main room of the Academy during the last period that afternoon and laughed at what he saw. Very late that night the North Wind left North Anson and he was still chuckling. Do you blame him? Louisa Tibbetts, '22 A Dream 01' The Past I sat alone in the twilight thinking Of the days long since gone by. And a picture of Anson Academy Seemed to come before my eye. I could see rny dear friends and class- mates, And teachers at old A. A.. As though the years that had passed so swiftly, Had been as only a day. Then up the broad walk I sauntered, And into the familiar hall. Through laboratory and kitchen, But they seemed forsaken by all. Up I trod on .the well wom stairway. And paused hy the reference table: Then as I glanced toward the piano. Xvhom should I see but Mabel. A straight young man at her side I knew. And recognized as Andrews. XVho had always had a mania For Mabel's performances on pianos. Near the seat where I once sat and studied, lvas the one used 'hy little Miss Ellis, And hy her side still smiling and faith- ful. Stood French. and will you please tell us How Alta has managed to keep Goff All this time away from Mabel? The Victrola was being' well played By .lack Pratt and Edna Marshall: At first I was surprised. then remem- hered That to Edna, Jack always was partial. In her old seat sat Eleanor Mitchell. Studying as hard as ever: We were accustomed to worry greatly Lest Eleanor have brain fever. I spoke gnlly to Merton Spencer, And he blushed as he turned away. For he was always shy and bashful. In those days at old A. A. Thus face after face memory pictured, And my eyes were dimmed with tears. As I sat all alone in the twilight, Living over those happy years. Muriel L. Fenlason, '22

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10 THE ANCHOR thump and at the same time he saw the monster melt away into air. "Well, well, what are you doing there Elliott?" inquired a familiar voice. "Supper is waiting for you." Elliot looked around him and dis- covered that he was sitting on the iioor in his father's office and his father was talking to him. "O," he said in a relieved voice, "Dad I've decided not to go skating tonight. I have to study for my ex- amination tomorrow." Ruby Bulger, '20 A Psalm Of The Juniors Tell me not in whispered accents, That Juniors have an easy life: For the one that does not study, Stays behind from out the stri-ie. Life is reall Life is enrnestl Do not think we've time to foolg Lest we forget our nim in life. Let not our growing :trdor cool. Not by shirklng or forgetting, Can we push our Way ahead: But lay striving. pushing onsvzird, Lend the Way. but be not led. Art is long. and time is fleeting. VVe must make the present count, For the future will not give us The time We need tc mount. In sc-hool's hrond field of lenrnlnir, lVlth the teachers' timely uid, Be not nlwzlys ilelvemlent on him. Be the student he has mnclel Trust no future. howe'el' plensnnt. If we wish to he worth while. Act--not nlwnys in the present, Xvorking with at smile. Lives of .luniors :ill remind us, Life is harder than it looks: Wve rlepnrting leave behind us Knowledge never gained from books. Knowleili-re that perhaps another, Sailing o'er our solemn main. A forlorn and shipwrecked Junior, Learning. shall take heart signin. Let us, then, he up und doing, With n mind made up to win. Still achieving, still pursuing. Learn to work with zeal and vim. Ruby Bulger, '20 1 r Conversing' With The Inhabitants Ol' Mars Marconi, the inventor of the wire- less, has just made a seemingly im- possible revelation to the world. For several Weeks he had' been receiving messages not intelligible on one of his most powerful instruments. He has now proven, or at least sat- isfied himself, that these messages are sent from no instrument nor in any code of this world. So he has eventually reached the conclusion that thes.e communications must be from some other planet. He is going to try to prove it by answering them. The first problem to overcome will be to build an apparatus strong e- nough to send a message to that dis- tance. Marconi thinks this possible and has determined to try it out. One can imagine the wireless oper- ators of two worlds studying the re- sponses of their machines like stu- dents in Latin poring over a fresh lesson. The only key to a code would be figures to begin with for an order of life intelligent enough to conduct a wireless instrument must have means of counting and the bases of all numeral systems must be the same. ' If conversation can be earned on with other worlds we might gain countless knowledge as possibly the other planet might have progressed further than we on certain lines or we might impart knowledge of value to them. Kingman Williams, '21 The Travels Of The North Wind The North wind arose from his bed far in the North country among the icebergs. One huge sheet of ice had been especially prepared by him for hi.s bed. It was a delicate shade of green in color, with snow, the a very fine bed. up his bed, he every inorning. The Wind went galloping over the ocean, kicking up the water, making and being covered Wind considered it Instead of making brought fresh snow



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12 THE ANCHOR Grandfather Abraham And The Ghost It was the custom of our family to spend the summer on grandfathefs old farm. This farm was not far from a small village in the hills of New Hampshire. As soon as school was over in the Spring we would pack our fish poles, rifies and other implements of sport and be off to grandfather's farm. Mother never came for two weeks afterward. She always said that she had to get the house in order and pack her clothes, We never bothered about clothes in the summer.. In the winter it was fine to attend balls, parties and theatres but in the summer with the long warm days, we were cen- tented only when we were where we could see the long rolling meadow, the Eelds of corn and harley' and breathe the clear out, of door air, away from the turmoil: of the ci'ty's jostling crowds. Before We started I was told very severely by mother not to worry grandfather and to help grandmother. The last I promised faithfully al- though I would not say a word as to the Hrst request. At home I was looked upon as a mischievous lad who persisted in playing pranks upon every one. With me went my three brothers and my sister Gail. The rest of the girls decided to come with mother. At the next station we met my cousin Tad and his sis- ters. His mother was dead and so it did not matter when he came. While I was considered a plague in my own family yet Tad had the rep- utation of surpassing me in this re- spect. He was a tall slender lad with the blackest hair and eyes that I have ever seen. There was always a smile on his face and mirth in his eyes. He teased the girls, a thing which I was never guilty of, and tied their hair ribbons on cats' tails and used their hats for boats. To grand- mother he was always nice. Every- body was nice to grandmother. She was so thoughtful, so small and so kind. I can see her now standing as she was that day when we came up the walk laden with our packages and suitcases. Her arms were opened to greet us and the wind blew slightly the silvery hair about her face. Her blue eyes shone like great pools of darkness and we all knew that we had a welcome in her heart. She said that dinner was all ready and we went laughing up the stairs to dispense with our bundles. How well we knew each room in that large house and the pleasures. of theboun- tiful dinner spread below. Grand- mother had not even forgotten the dainties and that we were all hungry. Grandmother never forgot! As we advanced into the dining room we had our first glimpse of grandfather. He sat at the head of the tab-le watching our approach. He never troubled to meet us at the door. He was a short man with a fringe of gray hair and long' white whiskers. He was jolly, good natured and fat! Fat! he always reminded me of a. bar- rel. Most of his time was spent at the town store and he greatly enjoyed telling stories of bravery in which he played an important part. Grand- mother always smiled at these tales of heroism. Q So grandfather was as we advanced to meet him. He spoke to all of us and we took our places laughing. We always laughed at grandfather for he caused much amusement to our young minds and active bodies. After clin- ner we wandered out of doors, grand- father kept several hired men, so he hardly ever went to the fields him- self. We spent the afternoon finding the new things that had happened at the farm. Grandmother's Bower gaarden was inspected by the girls and grandfather's new hen house by us boys. I am sorry to say that we carried off more eggs, to eat behind the barn, than the girls did iiowers from grandmothers garden. At sup- per time grandfather was again be- fore us at the table and after supper he had a story ready for us. We

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