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ide by side; for a very brief space, though.
Next week he went up till he became head, while I remained tutisimus in medio for four blessed years.
I was very sorry to lose Mac. from my side, especially during recitations, for he used to tell me things, and was a great help; besides he was such a little bred and born gentleman, only fifteen years and seven months, while I-God save the mark—was twenty.
Old Jack as a student.
Old Jack, as we called him, hung about the bottom, at the first January examination all below him were cut off, he was foot and probably would have been cut off also, but his teachers observed in him such a determined intention to succeed that they felt sure he would certainly improve—and he did.
Our rooms were small, each with two single bedsteads (iron), a bare, cold floor, and an anthracite grate.
Old Jack, a few minutes before taps, would pile his grate with coal, so as to have a bright, glowing fire when taps sounded and all other lights were out.