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rowed seven, and Grant of the Fifth Form rowed five. The other places were constantly undergoing change; hut it appeared as if Mr. Burns and Sheldon had definitely chosen four members of the crew.

Edward was elated of course at the indication, and did not regret the fact that he was no longer asked to run the squad; in Sheldon’s absence Davis, the Sixth Former, naturally took charge.

The captain’s carelessness occasioned less grumbling among the fellows than might have been expected. They recognized Mr. Burns as the real coach and felt that with him at hand an intelligent eye was always on them. Besides, Sheldon was so good-natured and jovial that he seemed to command a special indulgence.

And then it was understood among his crew candidates that he was to take a prominent part in the gymnastic exhibition which was to be held the night before Easter; and of course he had to keep himself in practice for that.

Easter was always the last day of the winter