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JOURNEY TO CAMBRIDGE.
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FRANCIS G. ATTWOOD.
CUPPLES AND HURD,
94 Boylston Street.
By A. WILLIAMS & CO.
THE LABORED WITS
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THIS MORAL TALE IS DEDICATED
BY THE AUTHORS.
NOTICE TO PARENTS.
IN answer to numerous inquiries from parents and guardians, we would
state that, although this little work is intended .principally as a means of
entertainment for their little readers, it is hoped by the writers that they may
aid in accomplishing some of the following useful purposes:-
I. In cultivating the thinking powers; as frequent occasions occur in
which the incidents of the narrative and the conversations arising from them
are intended to waken the reasoning and arouse the reflective faculties of the
2. In promoting their virtuous qualities; as frequent occasions arise for
pointing their morals and adorning their narratives.
3. In cultivating the amiable and gentle qualities of the heart. The scenes
are laid in quiet and virtuous life, and the character and conduct described
are generally with the exception of some of the ordinary exhibitions of child-
ish folly character and conduct to be imitated.
[ADv.] Also 4. In diffusing a knowledge of our greatest University, where
incalculable benefit is derived from the companionship of large numbers of
cultivated young men. tfdeci9*
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
NOTICE TO PARENTS . . . . . . 4
THE SCHEME ... . . . . . 7
ROLLO A Sun-FRESHMAN . ... . . . 8
A PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION . ... . . . 9
THE LOTTERY . . . . . II
UNCLE GEORGE'S ASCENSION . ... . . ... 12
CRIBBING . . . . . . . .. 14
EXPLORING . ... . . . . . . 15
EXAMINING . . . . . .. . . 17
SKY-LARKING . . . . . . .. 19
THE JOURNEY TO EAST CAMBRIDGE . ... . . . 21
THE TRIAL . . . . .. .... . 22
POSITIVELY THE LAST NIGHT OF THE CONDEMNED . . . .. .24
THE ELOPEMENT . . .. . .. ... .... 26
L'ENVOI . ... . . . ...... . 28
IF IT IAD NOT BEEN VOR THE SUDDEN DEMISE OF ROLLO, THE AUTHORS WOULD HAVE HAL
NOW IN PRESS,
THE BRIMSTONE STORIES.
BEING A GRADUATED SERIES OF MORAL WORKS,
ROLLO IN A BILLIARD RooM. ROLL LEARNING TO BURGLE.
ROLLO LEARNING TO SMOKE. ROLLO LEARNING TO FLIRT.
ROLLO LEARNING TO DRINK. ROLLO IN THE PENITENTIARY.
ROLLO LEARNING TO SWEAR. ROLLO MARRIED IN HASTE.
ROLLO ON A FREE-LUNCH ROUTE. ROLLO REPENTING AT LEISURE.
ROLLO IN THE ST. BOTOLPH'S. ROLLO IN CONGRESS.
The whole twelve volumes, tastefully bound in blue and gold, cloth, 12mo. Complete in a neat box,
five dollars. Making a suitable and acceptable Christmas gift for the little ones.
PRINCIPAL PERSONS OF THE STORY. cruel nervous disease, and therefore his smoking was
ROLLO-Fifteen years of age. no precedent for a boy to follow. Rollo knew this
MR. AND MRs. HOLIDAY- Rollo's father and mother. well, and therefore felt a little guilty when he heard
THANNY-Rollo's younger brother. Mr. George's voice over the fence.
JANE or JINNY-ROlo's cousin, adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Rollo," said Mr. George.
Holiday. "Yes," answered Rollo, hiding his cigarette behind
MR. GEORGE A young gentleman, Rollo's uncle, his back.
What are you about, Rollo ? asked Mr. George.
CHAPTER I. About fifteen," answered Rollo.
S" What!" inquired Mr. George, sharply, who was
THE SCHEME, always very peremptory and decisive, though always
ROLLO --Fifteen years ofrage, just in his treatment of Rollo.
RoTHANNYlo at play. The cigarette. Bunch Uncle George," was Rollo's reply.
JANEOrJINN~R"lo'sc a Rollo," said Mr. George, waiving the repartee,
Five. Rollo and Thanny were at play in the back "To try to be good; Jonas has promised to make
yard. They had an half an hour back locked little me a jack-a-lantern in the shed after tea, if I am a
Jinny, Rollo's cousin, in the wood-shed, and had been good boy all day."
throwing emptystomato-cans and apple-cores through I have something far better for you to do to-day
the window. Jinny had not been pleased at it, but, Rollo," rejoined Mr. George.
as Thanny said, Jinny was a girl. Rollo was very much pleased, for Mr. George was
Now, Thanny, who was a very ingenious boy, was a very thoughtful man, who had his nephew's interest
cutting a willow stick into whistles with Mr. Holiday's very much at heart; so Rollo clambered briskly over
razors, while Rollo, several years his senior, was the fence and went into the house.
smoking a paper cigarette which he had found in his He put on his cloth cap with a leather visor and
Uncle George's pocket. Mr. George smoked for a a silken tassel, and brushed his green sencer ; when
8 ROLLO'S JOURNEY TO CAMBRIDGE.
his toilet* was made, he ran down into the setting' what you do. If, as you say, you know nothing, you
room," where Mr. George was reading the Encyclo- must see the necessity of your being examined."
poedia. Rollo was convinced by the argument, and was
Mr. George was reading this work through, and glad when he heard the sound of wheels on the car-
had advanced as far as Abyssinia. riage road, and saw Jonas flicking a fly from old
Uncle George," cried Rollo, I am sorry to dis- Dapple's flank.
turb you! Come, Rollo," said Mr. George, putting on his
"You are very polite, Rollo. See, I put a mark in dress-coat and patent-leather shoes, I am prepared
my book that I may know where I left off. If I did to go."
not do so, I should have to begin over again. I once
got as far as Xerxes, and, neglecting to put in the
mark, was compelled to go back to Aaron."
It was very kind and thoughtful for Mr. George to
tell Rollo this. CHAPTER II.
"What is your plan for to-day ? asked Rollo.
"I am going to drive with you, Jonas, and Thanny ROLLO A SUB-FRESHMAN.
to Cambridge. I had intended to take Jinny with
me, but she is in the wood-shed and I have no au- The T. D. Pipe. The University -where it is going.
thority to take her out."
"What are we to do there ?" asked Rollo. "UNCLE GEORGE," said Rollo.
You are to be examined for College, Rollo. You Well Rolo ? said Mr. George.
will be examined in twenty required subjects and five "May I hold the reins out of the yard ? "
optional ones all at once." I see no objection, but you must give them up to
o p t i o n a l o n e s a l l a t o n c e "J o n a s a t t h e r a i l r o a d t r a c k "
"But," interrupted Rollo, I have travelled so Jonas at the railroad track."
much that I have never been to school, and have Ro took the reis and flp them glflly As
never studied" soon as they got past the white houses of the village,
That may or may not be unfortunate," was Mr. Mr. George took out of his vest pocket a small sha-
George's reply. "As I understand it, an examina- green pocket-book, a large flat bottle filled with a
tion is to find out what you do not know rather than brown liuid, a square rown piece of tobacco, and a
T. D. pipe. Jonas," said he, have you anything
SToilet is a French word. It means dressing yourself so as to look in the shape of a knife about your person ? "
as spruce as possible, using little or no soap and water. Jonas produced out of the right-hand pocket of his
ROLLO'S JOURNEY TO CAMBRIDGE. 9
homespun over-alls a long piece of twine, a chair-cas- "This," said Mr. George, "you will learn to know
tor, a coffin-plate, a jews-harp, a large piece of wax to as your Alma Mater, -which are two Greek words,
which were attached several nails for an emergency, meaning, Go as you please.' "
and finally a knife, which he handed to Mr. George. They alighted in front of a large white hall.
Rollo," said Mr. George, I wish you distinctly Is it possible ?" crieg(Mr. George, in a tone of
to understand that I smoke for a cruel nervous dis- great astonishment.
ease, and that your conduct of this morning is none What ?" asked Rollo.
the less incomprehensibly reprehensible." Why, to find that the inscription which was wick-
Say it again and say it slow said Rollo. edly placed upon University Hall is not effaced,
"Rollo," replied Mr. George, "your father has though years have elapsed."
authorized me to give you twenty-five cents, which I Rollo looked and saw in faint black capitals the
now credit to your account, on the condition that you following inscription: "The University is going to
spend none of it without my permission. I would Hell! "
take charge of a boy in Cambridge on no other Thanny and Jonas drove away to the stable to put
terms." up the horse, while Mr. George went up with Rollo to
"You are very good, Uncle George," said Rollo. see the Dean.
"Please give it to me."
"No, Rollo," said Mr. George, "I said, credit it to
your account, which is a very different thing from giv-
ing it to you."
So is a hen," replied Rollo, politely.
They were now driving through a long, straight
street. There were two sides to it, and on each side
was a sidewalk and a row of trees. Behind the trees
was a row of white wooden houses with French
roofs. The sidewalks were of brick; and were
thronged with many brightly attired young girls.
Each girl kept at a distance a fashionably attired
This street was called North Avenue, Mr. George
The Dean is a sort of Beadle, and is the official
guide to the University, but is allowed to receive no
fees for his services. They walked up a curious
flight of stone steps, which a kind young gentleman,
whom they met, informed them was a great curiosity,
which visitors came hundreds of miles to see, since
it had no visible means of support.
A PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION.
inform l and it led directly The Dean's Den. The Christian Registrar.
informed Rollo, and it led directly to a sort of spa-
cious field. On the field there were many imposing MR. GEORGE knocked gently upon the door.
brick buildings. In the middle of the field there was "Don't make a noise, or else you'll wake the
a pump. There ought to have been a drain, baby," carolled a jovial voice within, and a strong
IO ROLLO'S JOURNEY TO CAMBRIDGE.
chorus of voices from a back room took up the That," said the Dean, "is the Registrar's duty.
strain. I will summon him. Will you kindly lend me a three-
Don't make a noise, or else you 'll rouse the cent stamp ?"
child Certainly," said Mr. George, handing it to him.
Mr. George opened the door, and entered, bowing. The Dean laid the stamp upon the floor. "That will
A sedate gentleman was seated at a table playing fetch him," said he, with an air of great satisfaction.
Solitaire. But how will he know ?" asked Mr. George.
"The Dean, I believe?" inquired Mr. George, "Bythe noise of the stamp, -don't be foolish,"
with a polite smile. Say how do you do to the gen- said the Dean. A three-cent stamp does for that;
tleman, Rollo." when I wish to call a meeting of the whole Faculty,
The same, my bold Buccaneer," was the genial a five-cent one is necessary."
reply; take your boots off and make yourself at As he finished speaking, a light Form bounded into
home, find a seat upon the floor, and let your legs the room.
hang over !" Name and class ? inquired the Form.
Now Mr. George had put on his dress-coat and Rollo Holiday, third," said Rollo, for he had al-
tight trousers, and found great difficulty in complying ways travelled by that class when abroad.
with the request. The Form felt with his hand for Rollo's bumps, and
When he had done so, he rose and bowed, saying, cried, He has no head; condition him! "
" Sir, this is my nephew Rollo." But the Dean paid no attention, he was lost in
And who," interrupted the Dean, is Rollo's thought, and conversely thought was lost on him.
uncle ? But how can he make it up ?" asked Mr. George.
Rollo, this is Mr. Dean," continued Mr. George. He cannot, until he has been some time in col-
Charley Dean," inquired Rollo, "of Deanville ?" lege ; some morning he will wake up with a head on
Same man," answered the functionary with a smile. him."
"Wine with you!" Rollo was about to say, but Mr. George took his hat and cane. I 'll see you
Mr. George's hand was placed upon his mouth. later," said he to the Dean.
Mr. Dean," said Mr. George, "my nephew has Not if I see you first," answered the Dean, and
come to be examined for the Freshman class. Oblige returned to his Solitaire.
me by looking at his bumps."
ROLLO'S JOURNEY TO CAMBRIDGE. IJ
APTER I. Can it be that they are in trouble ? I must look after
them, and after information as to your examinations.
For, although the Dean was a frank-spoken and
THE LOTTERY. affable gentleman, I did not get from his remarks a
Clear idea of the requirements for admission. There-
Mr. George's Departure. Lots of Fun.
fore I leave you to look around here by yourself.
ONE of the greatest benefits of a course at Har- You will undoubtedly commit many blunders; but
yard, Rollo," said Uncle George, as they descended that is your own look-out. In no event must you look
the steps, "is that derived from viewing the noble for help from me."
architectural specimens which are all around you." Saying this, Mr. George walked off across a path
Rollo had seen many beautiful things, both in his leading to a gate. Rollo watched him go across the
journey to Cambridge on that morning and in his street and finally disappear in a basement entrance.
European travels, but he had never seen anything Over the entrance was a sign on which was written,
which impressed him so much as the spacious build- in gilt letters,
ing which Mr. George pointed out to him. It was LA GERBIER.
built in the perpendicular style of architecture, its
Rollo walked over the many paths, much interested
lines were straight, its roof slated, and it had many e ew ae he saw.
in the new faces which he saw.
windows in it, which gave upon the green.
As he was looking at a large crowd of boys of
about his own years, who were standing in front of a
brick building with a cupola upon its top, he was
ti a u l u approached by a lad apparently about eighteen years
S1 a 0O u1 o a m of age, who wore a cane and had on a tall black hat.
SU Q 1 11 0 His complexion was dark, and his hair very black and
glossy. He was neatly and very prettily dressed;
"What is it used for?" asked Rollo. though in a very peculiar style, his costume being
"It is called Thayer's Hall; and as, from its size quite different from anything that Rollo had ever
Mr. Thayer would not require it all for his residence, seen before. This is his picture: -
I suppose that some of the scholars live here also."
I want to know said Rollo. Perhaps I shall
live here next year, Uncle George."
Whether you do or not depends upon yourself,
my boy. Jonas and Thanny have not appeared yet.
No," said Rollo, my play is work I am being
12 ROLLO'S JOURNEY TO CAMBRIDGE.
examined to-day. I was conditioned in 'Bumps' "Why it is like 'Eeny, meeny, mony, my! cried
just now." Rollo.
The boy laughed merrily for a while, and then Now, funnily enough, Thomas had marked all the
asked, What is your name ?" pieces of paper with a black cross, and Rollo drew
Rollo." first, because he was company.
"Dear me said the boy, I know all about you / I have the black-crossed paper cried Rollo,
Come up to my room. I will put you up to snuff who had not had the moral courage to tell his new-
about things here." found friends that he had no money in his pocket,
Rollo held out his hand to him, that they might and therefore ought not to go into the lottery.
walk along together. Will the ingredients cost more than a quarter of a
"What is your name, sir?" asked Rollo. dollar?" asked Rollo, gazing ruefully at the piece of
"Thomas Dodd," answered the boy. paper, and feeling that he was in a vexatious situation.
Rollo and Thomas had not gone far when they
came to another building, which they entered.
"This," said Thomas, pointing to a door, "is
where I hang out."
Can you do it long ? asked Rollo.
For more than two years," answered Thomas, as
he opened the door.
The room was full of smoke, and Rollo could see
that the walls were covered with many curious things.
Seated on comfortable chairs in the room were a
number of young men in easy attitudes. They were
smoking paper cigarettes, and large pipes. They all
rose and bowed politely to Rollo as he entered.
This is a young gentleman who is trying for col-
lege," said Thomas. He desires information about
"Good on his head !" "Pretty boy! "Take a ".- -_
weed "- were the exclamations which Rollo heard
from the inmates of the room. 47
I like your looks, my boy," said one; "and as a
great favor you may smoke my new brier-wood
So Rollo filled the pipe with tobacco of a black CHAPTER V.
color, and was soon puffing away at it. The smoke,
however, would get up his nose at times. UNCLE GEORGE'S ASCENSION.
He will be a very popular man here," said
Thomas, pointing to Rollo. Hanging it up. Low Trick on Mr. George.
Rollo smiled, and puffed deeper at the pipe.
I shall soon ask them about the examinations," ROLLO came to the door which opened upon the
he thought to himself. "They are scholars, I sup- platform before the hall and looked out into the
pose. Why are they not doing sums or exercises? green yard and across the avenue. Then he looked
It is all very strange." over towards the square. He seemed to be looking
Gentlemen sports and Rollo," cried Thomas, the for somebody. Then he took a small ivory whistle
weather is remarkably hot; curiously enough, my from his pocket. It was attached to his vest by a
coppers are hot, too. Let us have a cooling bev- green silk ribbon.
erage." He stood out upon the platform, and blew the
"Agreed cried the scholars. whistle loud and long.
And that there may be no unfairness, let us draw Presently he heard a voice crying, Rol-lo !"
lots to see who shall procure the ingredients of the Jonas appeared soon around the corner.
punch. I will put these pieces of paper in a hat. "Jonas," said Rollo, I am to buy the ingre-
The man who draws the one with a black cross on it dients."
will be the man to be stuck !" What are they, Rollo," said Jonas.
ROLLO'S JOURNEY TO CAMBRIDGE. 13
-i l _
Rollo took out a small piece of paper. It was macist hung and did up in two bottles and a brown-
addressed to J. H. Hubbard, Pharmacist. It was paper parcel, with a white string.
folded across the middle. On the inside was writ- Rollo and Jonas walked back through the yard.
ten : They passed a large brick hall with two hot-houses
on the top, and a square hole in the front, in the
] Spir. Frumenti: 500o back wall of which were two stone slabs. On each
Citr. Naturales: 12. slab was an inscription in capital Latin.
Aq. Vite : 200 '. Please, Jonas, what do you think this place is ?"
Borage : quant. suff. asked Rollo.
Aq. pura: omnis gutta spoliat punchum. It is the receiving tomb of the University, where
they put the scholars who dead,' I believe," answered
"A prescription!" said Jonas. Jonas.
"Yes, for hot coppers,' Mr. Dodd told me," said While Rollo and Jonas stood looking at it, a figure
Rollo, sobbing. "I was chosen to pay for it, but I with an old hat drawn over his eyes, holding a burning
have no money! fuse in his hand, glided from a corner and rushed
That will make no difference !" answered Jonas; away.
"tell Mr. Hubbard to 'hang it up.' Just then Mr. George walked out of the door at
To hang it up cried Rollo; "why, Mr. Dodd the side of the receiving tomb. As he was going
said they were to drink it up through it a bomb exploded between his legs, and he
"Don't interrupt," continued Jonas. "To 'hang was hurled violently into the yard.
up' is a term which I have read in books. It means Helen Blaise !" ejaculated Mr. George. "Jonas,
to 'charge to the account of.' what was that ? "
Oh cried Rollo, "that is what Uncle George You will be better in the fall! cried the retreat-
does with my pocket money ing figure with the fuse.
"Very well," said Jonas, "hang it up to Mr. Dodd, Now it was not the fall that hurt Mr. George, but
who sent you." the reaching the ground so suddenly.
Was it right for Rollo to do this ? I think, sir," said Jonas, "it was a hand-grenade.
Rollo and Jonas, by this device, procured the in- They are provided by the Medical Faculty."
gredients, which the urbane and gentlemanly phar- Why do they do it, Jonas ?" said Rollo.
14 ROLLO'S JOURNEY TO CAMBRIDGE.
"To get subjects for their post-mortem examina- ure, and he could not help thinking that Jonas must
tions." be mistaken about it. However, he said nothing, but
QUESTIONS. walked along slowly and silently.
Quid spoliat punchum ? What was the prescription for ? "Please to tell me what have you in the box,
What are hot coppers ? Why did Jonas tell Rollo to Jonas," asked Rollo.
hang it up ? What was the brown-paper parcel tied with ? O, that I call my examination apparatus," an-
Who are put in the receiving tomb? What did Uncle swered Jonas.
George say when he struck the ground ? Was there any- An examination apparatus ?" cried Rollo.
thing improper in this remark? Would you use it in a "An examination apparatus," answered Jonas.
ball-room? Tell all you know about the Med. Fac. Jonas set the box upon the ground and opened the
lid, which was fastened with two hinges and a hook.
Rollo saw therein many strange things.
CHAPTER VI. This," said Jonas, taking up a bundle of cigarette
papers, contains all Latin and Greek Grammar, Chi-
Mr. George's Little Game. Contrivances.
I FEEL rather flurried," Mr. George remarked, as
he picked himself up from the gravel-path where he
had been hurried by the explosion. "Rollo, what
have you in those bottles ?"
Uncle George," said Rollo, they contain ingre-
dients for a punch. I am to bring them to Mr.
"Rollo," said his uncle, "I always like to assist
you when you are doing for others. I will willingly
inconvenience myself by carrying them to Mr. Dodd's
room. It is high time for you to go to your exami-
nation. Jonas will show you the way."
Jonas took a large box under his arm, and they
walked along together.
Did you ever go to college, Jonas ?" said Rollo.
Yes," said Jonas. I went to the Bussey Institute.
In fact, I may say, Le Bussey Institute, c'est moi." "-
Don't you wish you could go now ?"
Yes," said Jonas, I think I should like it better
than you will." nese I, Fine Arts III, Ancient and Modern Geo-
Better than I ?" said Rollo, looking up with sur- graphy, Calisthenics, Andrew's Latin Lexicon, and
prise ; "why, I like it very much indeed." Quackenbos's History of the United States. And
You have n't tried it yet," said Jonas. this is a preparation for producing a sudden and
0, but I know I shall like it." violent nose-bleed. This is a certificate of good
They all like it the first day ; but afterwards they morl character, signed by the Superintendent of Po-
find a great many things which they do not like very lice and the Treasurer of the Howard Athena um.
well." This bank-note is counterfeit. On the back-which
"What things?" asked Rollo. is blank-is written in invisible ink all irregular
"Why, sometimes you will get to playing poker verbs, the equations of eccentric curves, and the
after tea, and when prayer-time comes before break- obscure and disputed points in American history."
fast you will not want to go. Then your studies will But suppose they ask me the regular verbs ?" said
be hard sometimes, and the Dean will not be nice to Rollo.
you. And perhaps they will not elect you into the "They will not," said Jonas. "They only wish you
St. Paul's." to know the exceptions, because they prove the
Rollo felt somewhat disappointed at hearing such rules."
an account of the business of going to college from But suppose they see me with the bank-note-"
Jonas. He had expected that it was to be all pleas- "They will only think you are endowing the proc-
ROLLO'S JOURNEY TO CAMBRIDGE.
tor: and a percentage of all bribes goes to the fund better time by himself. I mean to play this hand
for pensioning good and faithful servants." alone," said he. Thanny was a badly behaved boy.
"But suppose-" He had played much with the boys about the village
"Suppose I was a bar' ?" said Jonas. hotel.
Rollo felt the rebuke, and hung his head in silence. So he walked on by a grave-yard and a green com-
mon to a big field. In the middle was a bare-headed
QUESTIONS. stone soldier, who had got out of his stone sentry-box
In what Institutioliyas Jonas raised ? Was it so called and was standing on the roof. This was erected to
because it is a Bus institute e ? What did Uncle George commemorate the gymnastic feats of the Harvard
do with the ingredilts ? Rifle Corps.
Thanny kept on to an open field, where were
young men, clothed in flannel, playing battledore-and-
shuttlecock over a net stretched on two poles, the
CHAPTER VII. points of which were fixed in the ground.
Others clubbed a ball into the air for their friends
to catch. The ball was stuffed; the club was also
Prescribed Chinese. Thanny goes it alone. Thanny was not invited to join in the sport ; so he
walked on to a low yellow building standing by the
WHEN Jonas and Thanny went to the stable to put side of the road. There were red curtains in the
up the horse, Jonas had been given twenty-five cents windows; and on the front door, in large letters
by Mr. George. He endeavored to make a trade with which ran from the top to the bottom, was the sign -
the stable-man for twenty cents, in order that he S
might keep five cents for his next Sunday-school G L C E P
contribution. While Jonas was dickering, Thanny I I H S R
slipped away. N N I E 0
Now Jonas had been instructed to keep his eye G N .
upon Thanny; but Thanny thought he could have a He clambered up the steps and knocked at the door.
16 ROLLO'S JOURNEY TO CAMBRIDGE.
Presently the door was opened by a yellow-skinned "Ain't got no washin', old Pard," said Thanny; I
gentleman, with eyes cut bias, and dressed in bright- wear paper collars."
colored silks. A steam came from the house that "Ah not in vain has your least-to-be-considered-
reminded Thanny of washing-day at home. of-all-mortals been immured for thirty-one years and
Are the old folks to home ?" asked Than- seven moons in a dark closet with the seven thousand
ny, with a pretty lisp. golden tomes of the never-too-little-to-be-deprecated
answered the gentleman, with a salaam.* Confutsee, that he might commit to his always-to-be-
Thanny listened attentively to what his new friend passed-by-in-scorn memory their always-quite-too-
said, in order to see if he could not distinguish some awfully-precious contents, that he might have the
words that he could understand; but he could not, ecstasy ineffable of communicating them to the bright-
and he finally concluded that it sounded just as the faced moon-eyed children of the country of the
hieroglyphics look on the fire-cracker boxes, and that Beautiful Banner for commercial purposes !" Saying
it must be a Chinaman. Moreover, he had a pig-tail which, he flew a kite, set off some rockets, and
hanging from his head. In the room beyond, through banged a gong.
the steam, he saw two cunning yellow Chinese chil- Go it, old Fireworks tinky-tanky, Feast of Lan-
dren playing a curious game upon the floor. Each terns, Chin-chin, hi-ya!" said Thanny, putting his
child alternately stuck up in the air a number of fin- hands to his ears.
gers; and when the numbers did not tally, the extra It was his last burst of childish glee.
fingers were chopped off by the other child. The Professor took down long scrolls of rice paper,
on which were written strange and disreputable char-
acters. He piled them in a dark closet, with two
dead cats, a rat, and an edible bird's nest, labelled
tiffin." Thanny did not see the full force of these
dread preparations, until the Mandarin took Thanny
by the hand, and, pointing at the books and then at
Thanny's head, shoved him into the closet and turned
the key in the door.
Muchee goodee!" chuckled the Professor. He
"- l] has taken my elective. After seventeen golden years
I shall take him out, and he will know my tongue
and the seven thousand books of the divine Con-
SThus was the key turned upon Thanny's spirit for
Account for Thanny's defects of character on grounds
of early home instruction. What did the gentleman say
"This," said Thanny, "is better than mumblety- to Thanny when he opened the door? Iow many of
peg." whose fingers were chopped off by which child ? Reduce
Besides the children, they were, in the back of to vulgar fractions. Show the benefits of the elective sys-
the room, mangling clothes, ter, as illustrated by the Chinese method of education.
"Yes, I will sit down, since you press me," said
Thanny, seating himself upon a lacquered golden
chair, fashioned like a dragon, and scratching off the Note to Chater VII.
gilt with his finger-nails. That Thanny's apparently sad fate may not seem sen-
"Welcome fair-faced stranger of a cold but thrice- national and improbable, the reverend authors refer to
happy North The descendant of a thousand learned Williams's "Middle Kingdom," Vol. I. p. 439.
Panjandrums, with gilt buttons upon their tops, hath The hall at Canton (where the examination of the
at last a pupil whom to instruct in the ten thou- Kii-jin, or promoted men, is held) contains 7500 cells, meas-
sand holy books of the Yellow Dragon t during four feet by three, and high enough to stand up in.
The furniture consists of two boards, one for sitting and
A salaam is a low kind of bow. the other contrived to serve both for an eating-table and a
t The gentleman made these remarks, of course, in Chinese; but we wtin-desk. All these things, as well as the writing
give them in English for the convenience of the dullest of our readers. wrting-desk. All these things, as well as the writing
We know Chinese. materials, cooking apparatus, and every officer, porter,
ROLLO'S JOURNEY TO CAMBRIDGE'. 17
and menial [qutere proctor ?] are carefully searched. The "What, Uncle George ?" said Rollo.
cells are arranged around a number of open courts, re- "Go directly to the Examination-rooms and do not
ceiving all their' light and air from the central area, and stop around by the Square to get a glass of soda-
exposed to the obc.-. ation of the soldiers who guard the water."
place and watch that no one has the least intercourse with Why? said Rollo.
the imprisoned students. [President E-l-t's attention is Geoe
called to this perfect system of espionage.] Mr George slammd the window and made no
"Confinement in this cramped position, where it is impos- reply.
sible to lie down, is exceedingly irksome, and is said to Now Rollo had not thought of this before ; but he
cause the death of many old students [unmatriculated], now felt very much inclined to do it.
who are unable to go through the fatigue, but who still Just one minute, Jonas," said he.
enter the arena in hopes of at last succeeding. Cases "I advise you not to," said Jonas
have occurred when father, son, and grandson appeared Why not ? said Rollo.
at the same time to compete for the same prize. That is the way I have known a great many boys
The unpleasantness of the strait cell is much increased to get punished," said Jonas.
by the smoke arising from the cooking, which is all done Well," said Rollo. I am going. I do not think
in the court, and by the heat of the weather. Whenever there is much harm done in taking a glass of soda-
a student dies in his cell the body is pulled through a hole water."
made in the wall, and left there for his friends to carry Yes," said Jonas, "there is great harm done.
away." You do what you know is wrong; you thus hurt your
peace of mind, make yourselves and your kind par-
ents unhappy, and make it easier to do wrong the
next time; you displease the Almighty Noumenon
CHAPTER VIII. and Mr. George. However, you will count me in for
some soda with brandy in it."
EXAMINING. Now Rollo found a large company of Sophomores
----- _-- at the apothecary's, who all insisted on drinking to
Benjamin and Dovey. The Professor and the Mucker. Rollo's health, and at his expense. He thus learned
..- how wrong it was to disobey Uncle George.
ROLLO and Jonas had not half crossed the yard, They then turned the corner and came to a house
when Mr. George put his head out of an upper win- with a belfry.
dow in Holworthy, and said, Rollo! Is that the school-house ?" said Rollo.
18 ROLLO'S JOURNEY TO CAMBRIDGE.
"Ow cried Rollo, you horrid, ugly "
"Then you should n't look at me without being
N introduced," she answered, with a toss of the head.
We girls of the Harvard Annex mean to show that
we can maintain our position with dignity and re-
serve. My name is Dovey, but I shall be Ann
Rollo was pondering this problem, when they
handed around a large number of blue books, with
lists of questions. Rollo tried like a good boy to
write, but was much disturbed by the conversation that
was kept up between Dovey and Benjamin. This was
also observed by a large man who had given them the
books. He walked stealthily up behind Benjamin, but
one of Ben's eyes could see around a corner. With
Sthe other he winked to Dovey, who was immediately
silent; and then he whispered in a hoarse voice to
Rollo, I will tell you, George Washington was
first in war, first in pea- "
Communicating cried the proctor to Rollo;
and poor Rollo was taken by the coat-collar, dragged
across the hall, and dropped out of the window.
OVEY. ollo sat upon the grass, and wept bitterly.
Why, Rollo said Jonas.
"The school is kept in that house, Subby," said a Jonas !" said Rollo, I have not passed ; that
voice. is, they passed me out," and he told Jonas all.
Rollo looked around indignantly. Subby your- Never mind, Rollo, we will pass them by on
self," said he. the other side," said Jonas. Have you your paper
Right you are, my boy. Yet I have been trying of questions ?"
for my degree these dozen years." Yes," sobbed Rollo, "but I do not know them."
Your name, sir ?" said Rollo. "That makes no difference," said Jonas. Give
Butler, my boy, B. F. Butler, of Lowell. I them to me."
thought the easiest way was to be Governor. They Jonas then pulled out of his examination-apparatus
always give one to the Governor. But now I think it box a blue book, a set of Notes and Queries, a volume
is quickest to go through college. Besides, I have called Facts little Known," and another named
promised post-traderships to all the proctors, and a big Things that No Feller can Find out." We will
haul to the College."
Ho said Rollo. That's a good deal to give
for a degree."
Hush, fool! was the reply. I must have at
least an LL.D. Don't you know that one can't be
President of the U. S. without an LL.D. Harv. ?
Why, even to get appointed P. M. one must have
been A. M."
Rollo was silent; and he and Benjamin went into
the examination-rooms. There were rows of seats
and desks; they each took one. Between them was
a girl. She was a very wild-looking little thing. She
wore a coarse green gown, darned and mended in
various places. A small straw bonnet, a good deal
out of shape, hung back from her head, and her hair
was down over her eyes. While Rollo was looking
at her she suddenly stooped and ran a steel pen into
his ankle... -
ROLLO'S JOURNEY TO CAMBRIDGE. 19
find the answers here," said he ;--and before the CHAPTER IX.
morning was over, the answers were all written neatly
out in the blue book.
Now," said Jonas, I must get a Mucker." SKYLARKING.
A newsboy was passing by, whom Jonas called. Mr. George's Strange Conduct. Rollo's Arrest.
You see, Pat, that benevolent-looking old gentle-
man with the pile of blue books on his arm, coming "JONAS," said Rollo, I am getting along better
of the hall ?" said Jnas. than most of the boys and girls. They are still in
"Old Professor Fullalove ? w'al, I should smile! the hall guessing the conundrums ; Benny and Dovey
said th ws hall guessing the conundrums ; Benny and Dovey
said the newsboy.
said the newsboy, and the rest are in that hot, stuffy place, while I am
Here," said Jonas, are five cents for you, if you on the fresh green grass."
will carry this examination book up to him, and say Jonas and Rollo were seated under a tree on a
he has dropped it."
he has dro d it small piece of turf, which is kept in the yard to show
Patrick did exactly as Jonas directed. Thank that grass could be grown there, if the President had
you, my son," said the Professor politely, handing
another cow. They could hear from the hall, which
the boy a quarter, and putting Rollo's book under his
ar th the ret Rollo had left so strangely and unexpectedly, the
armit t r. scholars singing in unison-
Pat bit the coin, and ascertained its correctness.
Jonas was a very intelligent boy, and was a great B A, bi baby by.
help to Rollo's father on his farm. B U, bu baby by U.
B E, be baby by 0.
Draw a moral from the soda-water. Find a moral in It was the examination in reading English at sight,
Benjamin Butler. Point a moral in the story of Dovey. and Vulgar Fractions.
In Gilmore's national anthem, I have no doubt I shall get in," continued Rollo.
Columbia! T was in fire and blood You know they give each of us numbers in ex-
Brave the foremost stood change for our names. Benny, the fat, funny-looking
With banner high and sword in hand, boy, dropped his number on the floor, and I pre-
e tended to pick it up, and handed him mine. So he is
Who done it ? writing my books for me."
20 ROLLO'S JOURNEY TO CAMBRIDGE.
Why, Rollo," cried Jonas, "how could you do painted in a black outline, which comes from corks
such a thing ? You get the benefit of another's that have been combusted in a gas flame, heavy false
work,--one who has worked hard. You will be eyebrows forming an angle above his nose. A mus-
admitted by a cheat. You have a long head!" tache, painted in the same material, was on his lips.
Not too long, Jonas, but just long enough!" He held in one hand a cornet-a-piston,* in the other
cried Rollo. an empty champagne-bottle.
Well, we are all right up to the present time,'" Why, it is Mr. George !" cried Jonas.
answered Jonas, with a knowing wink. "'Fifty cents Yes, it was Mr. George; but all his angles had
all round !'" melted away into gentle curves, and he smiled very
Just then a loud sort of calling and peals of laugh- openly as he ricochetted from one elm-tree to
ter were heard at the end of the yard, and a crowd another.
of the scholars were seen standing at a door in Mr. Spplenid time, old fels!" cried he, trying to blow
Holworthy's Hall. A cracked voice was heard sing- the cornet, and weeping over his efforts, which were
ing, in a gay but broken tone: in vain. Have n't had such a good time since I was
"Soyez gai, soyez gai, il le faut, in Paris, chire Paris!"
ye Ie veux! Skip the gutter," cried the youths.
Tra-lu-ee-ee! tra-loo-oo-oo!" Mr. George tried to do so, but was not very suc-
The voice came from a man who had the air of hav- cessful, since he landed violently upon his nose
ing once been respectably dressed. He had on an old against the side of a brick building
black beaver covered with dust, in which were cut As he was rubbing his nose, he espied Jonas and
the letters, Hoop her up for 77." Behind the let- Rollo, who were seated with their hands raised in
the air as if they were astonished. And they were
"Hullo, good day! Jonas Thanny," said Mr.
George, tacking towards them; how are you getting
'long with your examinashlums, Rol' ?"
0 Uncle George," Rollo answered, are you very
ill ? He must have had a sun-stroke, Jonas."
He must have taken a dose for an adult' of the
prescription,' said Jonas to himself.
Lesh serenade the Faculty !" cried Mr. George,
Swho had been standing, evidently in thought, gazing
into the mouth of the cornet. Have real old college
time! You sing solo, Rol'; I will accompany you
'pon the cornet. Bully old instrumem "
Now Rollo was accustomed, as you know, to obey
his uncle, at least before his back was turned; but he
hesitated to sing at his present command.
But Mr. George seemed to forget that he had
requested aid in his proposed concert, and went
bravely to work blowing through the large end of the
If you look through the large end of a telescope
you see everything very little ; if you blow through
the large end of a cornet, you hear very little of any-
S But Mr. George had discovered that the small end
of the cornet puckered his lips badly, so that he did
ters, inside of the hat, was pasted white paper. His not look very handsome, while the large end com-
coat was turned inside out, and his right shoe was fortably received his entire face, which gave him a
upon his left foot, and his left shoe upon his right certain moral support.
foot. This gave him the appearance of being unde- Though the cornet made little music, Mr. George
cided in his movements. But the most remarkable
thing which Rollo noticed was that on his face were Kindly furnished for the occasion by the Pierian Sodality.
ROLLO'S JOURNEY TO CAMBRIDGE. 21
himself made a great deal, which was favorably re- CHAPTER X.
ceived by the scholars who stood at their windows in
the various halls, and called loudly for more. Thus THE JOURNEY TO EAST CAMRIDGE.
encouraged, Mr. George continued his concert for
some time. Jonas and Rollo were not a little dis- The American Girl. Mr. Henry James.
concerted by this, but they judged it best to be--- -
silent. THE next morning, Rollo awoke and found him-
Mr. George had gone through his repertoire, and self stretched upon a sofa. At first he could not re-
was giving Fair Harvard," with variations, at the member where he was ; but he soon recognized the
earnest request of the audience, when the crowd gave room as being Mr. Dodd's. When he remembered
way and dispersed, as a voice cried, The myrmidons that his trial was to be at ten, he could not help cry-
of the law ing. He walked to the door which gave on the yard,
Jonas disappeared down the cellar of Holworthy. and was immediately met by Benny. Benny had
At the critical moment, Dovey emerged from Univer- gone bail for him, and said he was very glad to find
sity, seized Mr. George by the arm, and, passing Rollo once more.
unmolested through the throng of policemen, said, They found Mr. George asleep in the adjoining
" He is mine. I mean upon this sot to try the refin- bedroom, and had some difficulty in rousing him.
ing influence of woman." Mr. George's under-jaw He fortunately had his boots on, so they lost no time,
fell, and his countenance assumed an expression of except that he sent Jonas to buy some soda-water
ashy paleness. This left only Rollo, who was grad- and the largest hat he could find.
ually surrounded by a circle of sixteen mounted Well," said Mr. George, what do you propose
policemen. These were provided with lassos, and that we should do ?"
began circling around him at a full gallop, discharging I will defend Rollo," said Benny. I know the
their revolvers at him as they rode. Judge."
Rollo sank upon his knees, his hands outstretched I propose," said Rollo, that we should take the
in attitude of prayer. horse-car below Memorial Hall. We can go that
At this eight dismounted and approached, while way for six cents. I have already bought an imita-
the others covered Rollo with their revolvers. When tion coral scarf-pin with the difference."
they came sufficiently near, two of them struck him It was unfortunate that Rollo said this, as Benny
with billies on the temple. A billy is a sort of minia- at once insisted on having it added to what he called
ture battering-ram. Rollo at once became senseless, his retainer.
-that is, more so than usual. The rest of the They got into the horse-car, and shortly after Dovey
policemen then approached, applied twisters to each came in with the man who had been called a proctor
of his wrists, ended him with a straight jacket, at Rollo's examination, Dovey leading the way. They
manacled one leg, and attached a ball and chain to passed between Mr. George and Rollo, and stood
the other. He was then removed to the station- there for a moment, looking about for a good seat.
house. A German band was playing on the platform, so
When he arrived there, at the interposition of Ben- that what she said was not very audible ; but still
jamin Butler and the Dean his mangled remains were Mr. George and Rollo could hear it.
released on bail, to appear and answer to a charge of I want a corner seat," said Dovey. "Ask that
manslaughter in the first degree on the following gentleman if he would not be willing to take a middle
morning. seat, and let us sit together in the corner."
We had better go to some other car," said the
QUESTIONS. proctor, in an undertone. "He wishes to have the
Explain the principle by which Rollo got the Bulge on corner seat himself, probably, and has come early, per-
Ben. Did you see a hat with Hoop her up for '77," laps, to get it."
pasted" on it in white letters? Would you wear such a O0, no," said Dovey ; this is a very nice car, and
hat to Sunday School ? Have you ever skipped a gut- he would just as soon change as not, 1 have no doubt.
ter ? Account for Mr. George's conduct. By whom was Ask him, Charley, do!"
he accumulated ? How does the majesty of the Cam- So Dovey moved to one side for the proctor to
bridge law vindicate itself? What is the connection be- pass. Mr. Charles, thus urged, approached the gen-
tween being released on bail and the absence of water in tleman and said, in a very bland and respectful man-
Kollo's prescription ?
Sner," Should you have any objection, sir, to move
your seat, so as to let this lady sit by the window ? "
22 ROLLO'S JOURNEY TO CAMBRIDGE.
The gentleman raised his eyes from his paper and can more effectually destroy any kind feeling which a
looked at Mr. Charles an instant, and then answered, gentleman may entertain for her, than by forcing him
quietly," I prefer this seat, sir." to exhibit himself thus in an awkward and ridiculous
He then went on with his reading as before, light, by her unreasonable exactions on journeys, or
Dovey pouted her lip and said, though in a tone too rides, or walks, or excursions of any kind that they
low perhaps for the gentleman to hear, What a rude may be taking together.
man !" Now it happened, while this scene was taking
We will give you these seats, sir," said Mr. George. place, a foreigner had got into the car. In his coat
"Come, Rollo." pocket there was a red Guide to New England."
Yes, they '11 do just as well," said Dovey to Mr. He was reading De Tocqueville on America, and had
Charles. asked Benny whether Jarvis Field (where, the reader
I think she might at least have thanked you for will remember, Thanny was imprisoned) was a prairie;
giving up your seat to accommodate her," said Rollo, and whether buffaloes (bisons) were still shot in Cam-
when they had found seats at the other end of the car. bridge. This gentleman was Mr. Henry James.*
I did not do it to accommodate her," said Mr. As soon as he saw Dovey, he began to take notes
George; I did it to get out of the sight and hearing of her with a polyglot pencil on analytic paper. When
of her. I would not ride from here to East Cam- the proctor saw this, he fled incontinently.
bridge next to such a fuss-maker for all the courts in Mr. James then inquired of Mr. George, with a
Massachusetts. I had rather be shut up in a freight strong foreign accent, whether the lady, his vis-d-vis,
car." was de ses amies. Mr. George emphatically dis-
How much trouble she makes her husband !" claimed her acquaintance, though admitting she had
said Rollo. been of service to him the day before.
The gentleman her compagnon de voyage is, I
fancy, her husband ? queried Mr. James. "A most
S" I do not believe it," said Mr. George.
Tiens and can it be the custom in this country
for young ladies to travel unattended, or, still worse,
in the company of a young man, from Cambridge to
S. East Cambridge ? I must remember this in my forth-
coming work on the American Girl."
While this conversation was going on, Dovey
moved up next to Mr. George. She sat by his side,
leaning towards him in an attitude of confiding and
affectionate attachment, and chucked him under the
chin in a playful manner. Mr. George's pale face
was beaded with cold perspiration.
It is not the trouble," said Mr. George. It is
the mortification and annoyance. She is a perpetual THE TRIAL.
torment. If that is the way that young wives treat
their husbands on the bridal tour, I 'm thankful that The Sentence to Death. The Elopement.
I am not a bridegroom."
I am not a bridegroomm" WHEN Rollo entered the court-room he was con-
Mr. Charles, mortified at the absurd figure he had ducted to the do (The dock is a
ducted to the dock by four policemen. (The dock is a
made, had bowed to Mr. George, and sat down beside pate et i court, reed r lerme an
Dovey, in a state of greater alienation of heart from private seat in urt, reervd for clerg en an
Sunday-school superintendents.) In front of Rollo
her than he had ever experienced before. And as this bend a bch s upertendents. In front of him soo
book may, perhaps, be read sometimes by girls as behind a bench sat the Judge. In front of him stood
book may, perhaps, be read sometimes by girls as
well as boys, I will here, for their benefit, add the Mr. Henry James is a European born in America, gifted by the
remark that there is no possible way by which a lady Giftie with the gift of seeing ourselves as others see us.
ROLLO'S JOURNEY TO CAMBRIDGE. 23
il-i---ii i) I -------i
a black bottle and a glass; he was playing poker with ably seized and laid hold of the plaintiff, and in so
the clerk. (Poker, or bluff, is a game for training doing necessarily and unavoidably a little pulled
ministers.) On his right were the jury, composed of about, bruised, mangled, and maimed the said plain-
twelve men, who could neither read nor write, and tiff; and softly and molliter manu mashed his eye,
did not know enough to form opinions. A large spit- and did necessarily and unavoidably put a head on
toon stood in the focus of their convergency. the said plaintiff; without this, that he did it any
Read," said the Judge, the pleadings." more than said plaintiff richly deserved, whereof-"
The declaration was drawn up by a member of the Boil it down," said the Judge.
Harvard Law School. It stated that on the twenty- "He struck us first," said Benny.
eighth of June, in the year of our Lord eighteen hun- The Harvard law student then made a replication
dred and seventy-nine, the defendant, Rollo Holiday, de injuria sua absque tali causa; which the judge
did, in the Parish of St. Mary's parochial school, in requested to be boiled down.
Cambridge aforesaid, with force and arms and against You lie back," exclaimed the Attorney-General.
the peace of our lord the people, make a felonious "Go to thunder said Benny. This, in legal
assault on the person of William Paterson, police- phrase, is termed a demurrer. This was overruled,
man, and much pull about, bruise, mangle, hit, beat, and the evidence was then put in.
strike, wound, maim, injure, and discommode, and Rollo's counsel first endeavored to prove that Rollo
otherwise maltreat the said William Paterson, to the had been asleep. Too thin for this court," said the
damage- Judge. Then, that Rollo was under fourteen, and
Boil it down," said te Judge innocent; but the. in ent he plaintiff proved that malice made
"Rollo struck Billy Paterson," said the Attorney- him old. Then, that Rollo was of such infamous
General. character that a trial would corrupt the newspapers,
The plea read by Benny stated that "the said and expressed his willingness to take a verdict of
plaintiff, at the place aforesaid, made an assault on murder in the second degree. But that cat would
Rollo; and thereupon the said defendant, in order to not fight; so Benny then pleaded that the College
protect and defend himself, necessarily and unavoid- Yard was a sanctuary ; but the plaintiff put a certain
24 ROLLO'S JOURNEY TO CAMBRIDGE.
Great Man* on the stand, who swore that nothing
about the yard was sacred to him, and he did n't be- CHAPTER XII.
lieve it was to any one else.
Benny then sought to prove that the plaintiff's POSITIVELY THE LAST NIGHT OF THE CONDEMNED.
great-grandmother was a woman of bad character;
but the Judge said such evidence was inadmissible. Rollo's Last Tea. The Dungeon Sell
Benny said that was not the law, and cited Tich-
borne v. Tichborne. IN the lowest cell of the East Cambridge bastile a
Upon this, the Judge pulled out two seven-barrelled young lad, heavily loaded down with manacles, was
revolvers, and laid them on the bench, seated alone. He was neatly attired in a suit of
"That," said his Honor, "is the law, by thun-
Upon this Benny threw up the case, and the Judge
put on his black cap.
Poor Rollo was sentenced to death !
As Jonas was going out of the court-room, weep- '> y/ix .
ing, a Bell telephone boy handed him a note.
It was a scrawl from Mr. George, written in blood,
with the point of a pin. It read thus:-
Dovey is eloping with me. She has chartered a
horse-car, and we are to be married in Boston. For
the love of heaven, Jonas, save me, and I will ask / .
my brother to raise your wages."
black broadcloth, and a celluloid shirt-collar. It was
the unfortunate Rollo. In the evening he was to be
launched. The sound of many hammers in the prison
court-yard showed that the dread preparations were
And but yesterday morning I was a happy, merry
lad !" cried the unfortunate boy, with a shudder, as he
paused to listen to the busy hammers. Ah why,"
continued he, did I touch the sacred person of a
r_ Cambridge policeman ? Not that I remember doing
it, but I have been taught to regard the privilege of
trial by a jury of my peers as a sacred thing; and
Jonas at once went in search of the one-horse they have found me guilty. Ah who comes here ? "
shay. As he asked the question a man in black tights,
with a wig and shaggy eyebrows of the same sable
hue, penetrated the gloom of the cell. He carried a
U. S. Grant, when President of the United States, was familiarly the gio of hc h carred a
known as the Old Man. The President of Harvard is a biggerr man dark lantern, the light of which he flashed upon
than old Grant." Rollo's pale face.
ROLLO'S JOURNEY TO CAMBRIDGE. 25
....s i^l !_ r_ I');Ilti rr
It was the urbane and gentlemanly turnkey. He Very much indeed, thank you, Rollo," answered
handed Rollo a brown-stone jug of water, and a Mrs. Holiday.
Vienna roll. Your tea, my dear boy," cried the Then sit down on the floor and let your legs
turnkey, with a sensitive smile at the delicate irony hang over "
of his remark. Your Pa and Ma are without, and Rollo !" interrupted his father sternly, this is
would see you." At this he unlocked the cell door, not a fitting time for repartee. We have come for
and Mr. and Mrs. Holiday entered, your last words. It unmans both me and your
Rollo," said Mr. Holiday. mother."
Yes, father," answered Rollo. Give my chewing-gum to sister, I sha'n't want it
I understand that you are to be hanged this more said Rollo, with tears in his voice.
evening. I hope that it will teach you a salutary Dear child so thoughtful for others even at this
lesson," returned Mr. Holiday. moment," cried the poor mother.
I hope so, sir," answered Rollo. "Present my checkered pants to brother, he will
It has been," continued Mr. Holiday, with a good fill them up some day," continued the childish, plead-
deal of grief and sternness in his voice, a peculiarly ing tones.
annoying morning both for me and your mother. I will do it with pleasure," answered Mr. Holi-
My visit here leaves my affairs in the city without the day.
benefit of a master's eye. I am very nervous, and I Can I do anything more for you ? asked Mr.
cannot say when I have been so upset." Holiday. I shall not be at the- ceremony in the
Mr. Holiday, as he said this, raised his hand wea- evening. Your Ma will be there, I hope. You know
rily to his brow, which was furrowed. His wife drew what an invalid I am."
from her reticule a bottle of smelling-salts, and Nothing more, Pa thanks But stay, I should
handed it to the stricken gentleman. He thanked like one dollar and thirty-seven and a half cents
----2 '! ------
her with a thin, sad smile. ($1.37).
"handeWould you lilo e a seat, Majug of?" asked Rolo, with Certainly, my son," said Mr. Holiday, handing
thournkeyhtful consideration him his I. O U. for the amount, and I havebrought
her with a thin, sad smile.
26 ROLLO'S JOURNEY TO CAMBRIDGE.
this for you," continued he, handing Rollo a copy of you by telling you of your admission to College
the Boys' Weekly Scalp-Raiser. "It will assuage without conditions. I, alas! was rejected. But I
your loneliness to-day." feel hopeful, as I intend to get my degree as Gov-
Thanks awfully, Pa cried Rollo, seizing the ernor if the Republicans nominate Grant."
sheet. Do you know if I had lived I should have Rollo sighed. This hopeful prattle did not cheer
become a Buccaneer." him.
I know the deleterious effect upon the young of But, Rollo," said Benny, you must return to
their reading flashy literature," said Mr. Holiday. jail. Having been found guilty by a jury of your
"The profession of a Buccaneer, though once a lucra- countrymen, it is now your duty to be hanged."
tive one, is not now one which I should recommend Thus urged, Rollo sadly retraced his steps and en-
to any one in whom I took an interest. I had in- tered the jail, when Benny claimed a reward for the
tended you to be a Baptist minister." capture of an escaped convict. Rollo cried himself
"Good evening, Rollo," said Mr. and Mrs. Holi- to sleep, Benny assuring him that, if he was Governor,
day, starting to go. he should be pardoned.
Rollo sat with his head upon his knees.
Mr. and Mrs. Holiday left the cell, and walked
down the corridor. CHAPTER XIII.
Presently Rollo called, "O Pa and Ma !" They
What do you desire, my son ?" asked Mr. Holiday. THE ELOPEMENT.
How far would you have gone, if you had not come Wooed not Won. Rollo Suspended.
back ?" asked Rollo.
This Rollo called a dungeon sell. DURING the progress of Rollo's trial Mr. George
Mr. and Mrs. Holiday shook their heads sadly and had left the court-room to take a breath of fresh
went forth, air. His nervous system had been very much shat-
Rollo sat and tried to read the Scalp-Raiser, but tered by the excitements of his journey and adven-
it reminded him of happier days. In his despair he tures. So, after he had taken his breath of fresh
beat his head against the wall of the cell. The stones air, he filled his T. D. pipe, and, lighting it, seated
gave way, for they had been erected by contract, himself upon the rail of a fence to enjoy the sozodont
of the atmosphere.
He was busily thinking that he was thinking, and
was lost in the thought, when he felt a soft touch
!i, on his shoulder, and heard a low voice whispering in
his ear, 0 George !"
SHe turned, and perceived Dovey, smiling sweetly
Supon him. She was dangling her bonnet by the
4j strings. It was trimmed with orange-flowers and peel.
( Madam," said he, with old-fashioned courtesy re-
moving the pipe from his mouth, to what am I in-
debted for this most unexpected rencontre, as we say
Sin Paris ?"
Paris !" cried Dovey, I have never been there!
We will go there together! Where thou goest, I will
Pardon me, madam," said Mr. George, I hardly
comprehend the meaning of your suggestion."
"A flaw in a cell is better than two in an indict- O Love! my Love !" cried Dovey. You are the
ment," cried Rollo. To snap his manacles, twist off twin soul that halves my own. It is Destiny Every
his gyves, bite his handcuffs in two, and emerge from true heroine marries her noble preserver. am your
the opening, was the work of a moment, noble preserver. Come, fly with me Behold yon
Rollo, to his surprise, found himself upon an open gayly caparisoned horse-car. Let us seek Boston--
road, and started on a run for Boston. and be forever one!"
Soon he felt two arms around his neck. He turned Stay, madam," said Mr. George. Your wooing
and saw Benny. I came," said 'he, to console is a hasty one. Excuse a natural perturbation. I can
ROLLO'S JOURNEY TO CAMBRIDGE. 27
but pardon you when I think of the great temptation well-known strains of Jonas's jews-harp sounding in
to which you have been subjected. In my day I have pursuit. There was yet time.
broken many a maiden's heart, and smashed numer- Dovey gave the conductor another red ticket to
ous firesides." accelerate the speed, and absent-mindedly he punched
Dear George cried the impatient maiden; but Mr. George's head. It was a weird scene. On
every moment is precious, -let us away either side the Charles River lashed into foam by the
The unwilling Mr. George was dragged along by fury of the Law School eight, who were now two
Dovey, and sat pale and trembling in the horse-car lengths behind. In front the horses fled through the
which awaited them. He found time, however, to se- air like rockets, with a trail of sparks behind them.
cretly send the message written in his blood to Jonas. And nearer, ever nearer drew the shay, the old
The conductor pulled the bell, and the car started white horse, and Jonas. It was a trying moment.
down the track. Dovey sat down very near Mr. Twenty minutes more, and Jonas would have covered
George, and cooed in his ear, but his eyes were fas- the few hundred feet that lay between them. A mo-
tened expectantly on the rear window of the car. The ment's delay was caused by the Law School eight foul-
horse-car sped madly on. The students taking their ing the scow. While the captain of the scow threw
constitutionals could with difficulty keep up with it. mud on them, the horse-car got upon the drawbridge.
Mr. George nervously clutched the seat, and an ex- Scarce had the last wheel left when the draw opened
pression of despair came over his face as he saw the to permit the passage of the now victorious scow.
driver lash the steeds so that they burst into a furious Jonas arrived on the brink. The chaise, over-strained
wild jog-trot. There were no signs of Jonas and the by the mad chase, fell in a thousand pieces. The
shay. He could see way down the long road, and no horse reared up over the chasm, and fell forward,
cloud of dust, nor clatter of hoofs, nor scent of pursuit, crushing the Law School eight.
was seen, heard, smelt. Suddenly a smile broke out As Jonas sat like Marius amid the ruins of Car-
on his face. thage, the toll of a brazen bell fell upon his ear. Look-
It occurred to him that before reaching Boston it ing back, he saw the distant Cambridge jail, the gib-
was necessary to pass over a drawbridge. It had bet, and the pendent form of Rollo silhouetted against
been his experience that on important occasions the the evening sky.*
draw was always open. And he now saw a mud-scow
drifting down the stream racing with the Law School The historians of this unhappy family regret that, in their regard
eight. Perhaps they would be detained! for truth, they have been forced to sin against the rules of art and
i r good taste. Nec Medea coram populo trucidet liberos." But the
His heart gave a great leap as he heard far be- sanctity of the Cambridge police force is well known; and at that
hind the peculiar rattle of the one-horse shay and the time Rollo's death was required as an example and a warning.
28 ROLLO'S JOURNEY TO CAMBRIDGE.
L'ENVOI. as a prelude to his Monday Lecture. Thus was his
perfection rewarded in the bliss of matrimony. He
As we said in our Preface, the scenes of our tale has started an opposition lecture-shop to the Rev.
are laid in quiet and virtuous life ; and we hope that Flavius, and bids fair to surpass him in originality
to such slight faults as our characters have been found and depth of research, as he is now reading the ency-
guilty of, even-handed justice has been meted. In clopedia backwards, and has got as far as Zymotic.
these pages crime has ever met its own reward, while They have had no children to bless their union ; and
vice is castigated with just severity, sometimes Mr. George, thinking of Rollo, says it is
Shortly after the execution of Rollo, Mr. Holiday, better so. He has erected, in a lonely sequestrated
Treasurer of the town of Cheeset for fifteen years, cemetery where the daisies and the zephyrs blow, an
got his accounts hopelessly confused, and left with ornate and tasty terra-cotta monumental stone, with
the cash balance for foreign parts, to balance them at the following inscription: -
his leisure. Far from the happy home in Cheeset he
wandered a lonely exile for many years in the dreary
streets of Paris and the wastes of Monaco. And his ROLLO.
end was terrible. He died in a pepper-cask, off the DIED SUDDENLY JUNE 27th, 1879.
coast of Sumatra, cursing God and man.
Mrs. Holiday sued for a divorce on the ground of Those whom the gods love die hung."
incompatibility of temper, and married Jonas. Thus
at last Jonas became master in that wood-shed where But the hopes of the house of Holiday must be cen-
he had been so long a faithful servant. His probity tred in Thanny., Still he lies in his narrow cell, like
and astuteness rewarded, he has exchanged his jacket another Frederic Barbarossa. But when the key is
for a black broadcloth dress suit. But he does not re-turned upon his spirit, and, enlightened by the ten
inculcate the elevated morals, the practical training, thousand gold books of the learned Confutsee, he en-
in his own sons. The fate of Rollo, his first pupil, tcrs the China trade, it is hoped that he will scoop
deters him. the heathen, and put the family on a firm financial
Mr. George was taken in by Dovey and married in basis, marry, and continue the line.
Tremont Temple by the Rev. Flavius Josephus Cook, Jinny is still in the wood-shed.
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