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[208] Always Fay House is filled with groups of busy talkers. Before and after lectures students are gathered through the halls awaiting the coning lecturers. Companies of good companions sit under the trees, while tennis and the gymnasium are not deserted. At half past 4, when lectures are over, special bands, united in some common interest, come together. The French Club, the German Club, the English Club, the History Club, the Glee Club, the Music Club, the Classical Club, the Graduate Club, have their meetings.

Had my readers been with me on some Tuesday afternoon last winter they might have found the English Club, whose members care especially for the study of English and have been able to do successful work, gathered in the drawing-room for a pleasant hour. They might have heard one of the members reading a paper on Du Maurier. One spring day they might have found Dean Briggs reading to an eager company from the works of John Donne. Best of all, had they had the good fortune, on a day now gone, to be the guests of the English Club, they might have seen Oliver Wendell Holmes reading β€œDorothy Q.”

On Wednesdays our president or our dean, and oft-times some of the associates of Radcliffe, are β€œat home,” and groups of students are made most welcome with friendly greeting and home-like fire.

On every other Friday comes the Idler, a club which all students are most cordially invited to join. The Idler,--as its well-known name announces, is purely social in its purpose, yet to the Idler, I am sure, Radcliffe owes a certain characteristic of unity which the large rival societies of some of the colleges make impossible.

Once a month the Emmanuel Society holds its

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