Tale of the library table, p. 
Cakof tbelibrary Cab!e AM only the library table, yet I have a search for wisdom. Veo's everlasting smile history as interesting as that of Lee or and the jolly grin of Josephine Volk brighten Lincoln, or any other national favorite, my more sober days, which are during exam- To a casual observer I appear to be just ination week. And I am always glad to re- an ordinary table, with an ink-stained top and ceive a call from Ida and Ila. When Florence knife-scarred edges. If I could speak I could and Gilbert are engaged in a private conversa- relate many startling episodes and laughable tion, and lean their arms upon me, I sit there anecdotes. Many a time have I taken a silent as innocent as can be expected, almost wishing part in an interesting game, in which hearts I could change places with either of them.' were trumps, and the number of private con- When Miss Challoner condescends to honor versations which have taken place across me me with a call, it is too often an occasion for is amazing. issuing a command for "troops to withdraw." The librarian is a self-satisfied, important- But, in general, when the teachers are near, I acting Junior. He is one to be feared and I am silent and no torture could wring my secrets always treat him with great respect. Have from me, not rumors gone abroad as to his powers in I seldom tell tales out of school and only such wrestling? "Honi soit qui real y pense" would an important event as the coming out of the be a good motto for the boy. Junior Annual could make me enumerate the When the Sophomores were across the hall, things I have told you. in the dominions of the eighth grade teacher, I-iOWARD CARROLL. one or more of them might be found at any time seeking knowledge from the papers which I hold. But when they moved into the assem- bly room a decree from the professor changed the order of events. Mabel's glasses often glimmer here, and a pair of brown eyes opposite her grey ones send JOSEPHINE S.: Golly! Thank goodness!! messages that are very interesting. The I've got my sheepskin! Good bye, kids! magazines and papers which litter my top Gee !! But you're foolish to sit there and serve as a good excuse for sitting beside me. dig !!!" Nellie said so, but since a senior left things VEO S.: "I know they'll miss me, but I'm have changed. in such a hurry to go that I can hardly wait Lewis often adorns one of the chairs which till June." surround me, but there is never room for more than one when he is here. The president of WILLIAM T.: "Next year who'll have'the the literary society makes fleeting calls to the reputation of downright dogged perseverance library, seemingly to gather instruction, but to duty?" in reality because Bertha has preceded him. The visits of the Freshmen are too numerous I LEWIS W.: "You boys are all envious be- to mention. Of the Sophomores I have too cause I have such a strong constitution and am much to say for this pamphlet, but watch for able to balance the scales in a "weighty mat- a book. The Seniors, worthy group, seldom ter," but be consoled, for only a few are "born honor me with a call. Of course, Josephine great." and Toney are exceptions. Many a tete-a-tete has taken place across me G. -Would you trust me an inch from your in which Effie and Kathryn form one-half of mouth? the parties concerned. When William or Grace honor me with a call I am too pleased When you arc silly and your teacher is cross, for words, for I know they are sincere in their Go into the office and have chili sauce.
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