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ians in the same order in which they had rowed on their own club crew.

Now the training became more severe; the School crew, as thus made up, was much heavier than the Pythian crew had been; and Durant called on them for harder work. But Edward was strong enough for that and liked it; there was a different feeling in the boat from what there had been in the Pythian; it was inspiring to be aware of the smoothness, the rhythm, the speed. It was a good crew. And they all grew browner every day, until you could tell a crew man at once by his color; beside him a member of the nine or a mere track athlete looked pale.

There was one day of rest for the crew—the day when they with all the others of St. Timothy’s School accompanied the nine to St. John’s to witness the annual baseball game.

Durant, who enjoyed the reputation of being the best-dressed boy in St. Timothy’s, and who was constantly endeavoring to raise the standard of those with whom he associated,