“HIGH” LIFE, NOVEMBER 28, 1921
A DREAM THAT WASN’T FICTION
It was nearly ten o’clock in the evening
and still Eve had not studied her lesson
for the following day. She sat curled in
a large chair and her face wore a very de
“Oh dear'’ she thought aloud as she
gazed dejectedly into the blazing fire.
Why do I always leave everything off to
the last minute. I am so sleep}’ that I just
simply can’t write that old theme for my
English teacher and when I tell him I
liaven’t it he will put down a zero and look
at me as a scientist looks at a new speciman.
I wish there wasn’t such a thing as English
“What?” cried a small voice from the
Eve gazed into the burning logs and
saw a very small but neat old gentle
man picking his way daintily among the
red coals and embers to the hearth.
“Who are you?” she asked curiously.
Tlic old gentleman answered that he was
the spirit of English, the guardian of all
poets and writers and the friend of all stu
Eve gave a happy sigh and exclaimed, I
am so glad to see you, maybe you can help
me write a theme.
“Of course I can and I will be glad to,”
said the tiny gentleman. “Of what do yon
have to write?”
I must write about the periods of English
literature from the time of Shakespeare
through the time of Pope.
This rather pleased the old man who
said he liked nothing better than looking
into the past, so taking out a pair of rose
colored glasses he gave them to Eve and
bade her get down on her knees by the
hcai'th and gaze with him into the fire.
Eve put on the glasses and gazt'd. Tm-
Tuediately she was looking at very quaint
old scenes, England as it was long ago when
(’harles I was king. She saw many people
passing up and down the narrow walk of
a street in London. They all wore very sol
emn expressions and were very formal with
eacli other. Then a different class of peo
ple came in sight, courtly cavaliers who
bowed and laughed with ease and who dis
appeared into theatres and other places of
amusement. Then the scene changed and
she saw it at the time of Cromwell’s rule.
The theatres were closed and all the faces
wore sei’ious and puritanical expressions.
Among the crowd of passersby she saw
John Bunyan, the author of “Pilgrim’s
Progress.” Behind him came Isaac Wal
ton, a pleasant man who wrote “The Com
plete Angler.” After him came two others
Waller and Crowley, authors of fantastic
poems. Waller’s appearance coincided ex
actly with his character which was vain
and empty although witty. After Waller
and his companion had passed Eve seemed
to be looking through a window of a house.
Sitting in an easy chair was the “Blind
Milton” dictating his “Paradise Lost” to
his unwilling daughter. This was tlie last
scene she saw in the Civil War Period.
For the third time the scene changed and
Eve saw England as it was during the first
(h-itieal Period during the “eign of the
Flesh” or the reaction from Puritainism.
The actors in the seen ewere Charles IT,
profligate and chemist, also Buckingham
who varied his debaucherys with experi
ments in the laboratory. There were
Halley, Sir Isaac Newton and Boyle, scien
tists, and Sir Richard Steele, Addison,
Jonathan Swift and John Evelyn and
Pepys. In the scene Eve at last saw the
founder of the novel, Daniel Defoe. Ilis
best knowji book is Robinson Crusoe. Aft
er the departure of Defoe, John Dryden
made his appearance. He was the first
writer in his class. His best products are
“Absolom and Achitophel”, the best satire
ever written; “The Hind and the Pffnther”
and “Alexander's Feast,” his best known
poem.' Following Dryden came Joseph Ad
dison, a cheerful looking man with powder
ed curls and coiirtly mien. All who saw
him smiled for he was much liked. He was
the co-editor of the Tatler with Steele. Ilis
best known articles are “Chito” and Sir
Roger de Coverly. ’ ’ Following Addiso}i
came Pope, a slender delicate maji of
dwarfish statue but with wonderful mag
netism in his eye and voice. He passed on,
leaving an impression of power in spite of
his delicate physique. As he passed the
Spirit of English said to Eve. There goes a
wonderful man, in spite of adverse circum
stances. You will doubtless some day read
his “Essay on Criticism.” With these last
words he vanished, leaving Eve to awaken
with a start.
GIRLS HIKING CLUB TAKES
HIKE TO BATTLEGROUND
Four score and seven of our faultless
daughters came forth Saturday morning to
partake in a “hike”, conceived in the mind
of the “Hiking Club”, and dedicated to the
proposition that all of us might safely reach
Guilford Battleground, with as few blisters
and lame feet as possible. We met at a
central point, suitable for the grand occa
sion ; and many were the shouts and great
was the clamor as the roll was called, and
it was found that some of our comrades had
not dedicated their Saturday morning
sleep to the “hike”. On reaching the Bat
tleground food was brought forth, and the
“brave girls” concentrated on filling up
the “appetite hollows,” which the yet un
finished “hike” had so far, nobly ad
vanced. They furthermore highly resolv
ed that the feast would not be in vain, and
that the ywould straightway finish the
great task they had begun. The Hikers
will little note, nor long remember the wit
ty remarks made then, but they can never
forget the “Master Pieces” of nature they
saw—“The Sunrise”, a “Clear Morning”
LATIN PLAY IN CHAPEL;
CAESAR’S GHOST WALKS
HEALTH PRIZES GIVEN
AVednesday, Nov. 2, Miss Summerell’s
room gave a Latin play. Before the play
the entire class sang “I’m Forever Blow
ing Bubbles,” in Latin. Then William
Jones, the school boy, came upon the stage
pretending to be studying Latin. He goes
to sleep and dreams thatCaesar’s ghost ap
pears before him. Robert Irvin, taking the
part of Caesar, talks with the schoolboy both
Latin and English and awakens him to the
fact that Latin is not such a dead langu
age, after all. The school boy then wakes
up determined upon new resolves. Then
the whole Latin class sang, “Gaudiamus
The entertainment was well planned and
enjoyed by all.
Mr. Phillips then awarded the prizes,
eriven by Mrs. Sternberger, for the best
Health Essay written m each of the four
classes. Tlie prizes were books which were
riven to the respective pupils, who in turn
gave them to the school library.
The prizes were received by Elizabeth
Stone, for the Freshmen; Elizabeth Thorn
ton for the Sophomore; Alarjorie Cartland
for the Juniors; and Myrtle Ellen LaBarr
for the Seniors.
HEARD IN THE LIBRARY
Airs. Smith: Did you take out Every
Charlie: No, but I have taken a good
many of them out.
and “The Autumn AVoods.” And though
they live to be old and gray they will never ,
forget the “Battleground Hike”.
Roger Ljung: “Mrs. Hoyas, ctid you
over hear about the two holes in the
Airs. 11.: “No, Roger, will you please
Roger: ‘ ‘ Well, AVell!!!! ”
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