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Mystic no. 4. Looking over some early numbers of the Register I read an article concerning the Medford fire engines. Jackson No. 2 seemed like an old friend from the past, as it was under the engine house that Miss Chase taught a small school, where I was once a pupil, in my younger days, for a short time. The house stood opposite the Center Grammar and High schoolhouse, as it was called in those days. When the alarm for fire rang, some of the unruly boys would rush out of school and over to the engine house, regardless of what would happen to them afterwards—and it always did happen—on their return. I think it was the lunch after the return of the tub (as they termed it) that appealed to them, more than the help they could afford. This consisted principally in yelling. They had fun in seeing which of the tubs could wash over the others. Having two brothers and a cousin in that Center Grammar school, I heard a great deal of tub talk. There were three engines, if I rem