so sensitive; his face flamed right up when he thought I was calling him fresh; his feelings were awfully hurt.”
“If he thinks he and his kindergarten nine can beat us, his feelings are going to be worse hurt,” said Bell. “I guess we will take his Fourth Form nine on all right.”
So the challenge was definitely accepted, and at Mr. Elwood’s table, where sat Edward and Keating and Lawrence, there was great excitement that night. And that evening during the study hour, Lawrence, instead of working over the Virgil which lay open on his desk, engaged himself for some minutes in lettering a placard, which he afterwards hung on the bulletin-board in the hall. It read as follows:
THE FOURTH FORM NINE
THE SIXTH FORM NINE
On Saturday, September 25.
Free Seats Reserved for
The Fifth Form.