rainy weather and as a lunch-room by those pupils who brought their lunches.
The west side was for the use of the grammar school, which occupied the second story, and the east side for the use of the high school, which occupied the third story.
A board fence six feet in height separated the school yard from the street.
An incident occurred while Mr. Hathaway taught in the old schoolhouse that is worth relating.
One of the party slogans in use during the Presidential campaign of the year 1844 was No Protection.
At that time some of the larger boys of the high school were inclined to annoy the smaller boys of the grammar school.
On one occasion Mr. Hathaway interfered to protect his pupils, and informed the high school boys that in future he proposed to protect his pupils from their annoyances.
The next morning there appeared over the door of the grammar school the words No Protection, written in large letters with white chalk.
That same day, at recess, one of the high school b