what moment he might be called to endure the like.
Every hour of our lives we lived and breathed in mortal fear of the cruel hand and blighting glare of one so easily frenzied.
The second memorable whipping I received was during the autumn of 1851, the year of Rhuddlan Eisteddfod.
Cholera was reported to be in the country, and I believe we were forbidden to eat fruit of any kind.
Some weeks, however, after the edict had been issued, I and the most scholarly boy in the school were sent on ished Her Majesty's Inspector, who prophesied great things of him in the future, while I, though not particularly brilliant in any special thing that I can remember, held my own as head of the school.
When the Eisteddfod was held at Rhuddlan in 1851, I was the one chosen to represent the genius of the school; but, soon after the nomination, I fell ill of measles, and Toomis succeeded to the honour.
Apropos of this: exactly forty years later I was invited to preside over one of the meetings o