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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
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
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
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
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-
And teachers at old A. A..
As though the years that had passed so
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
And recognized as Andrews.
XVho had always had a mania
For Mabel's performances on pianos.
Near the seat where I once sat and
lvas the one used 'hy little Miss Ellis,
And hy her side still smiling and faith-
Stood French. and will you please
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-
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-
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.
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
Conversing' With The Inhabitants
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
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
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
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
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
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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