e forgot what the quarrel was about, and set ourselves to see who could hold out longest.
A manly, sensible, Christian occupation for fifty fellow-creatures during a dull winter month!
I never got the gymnasium to myself now, for whenever I went it was always full, and remained full till I was tired of waiting for a vacant bar or swing. As for football, hockey, paper-chasing, and the other school sports, I was, of course, excluded both by my own pride and the action of the school.
In fact, Draven's never pulled together so well at anything as they did at boycotting me during those few weeks. Their discipline was splendid. They all seemed to know exactly what to do and what not to do when I appeared on the scene, and any hopes I had of winning over a few stragglers to my side vanished before the blockade had lasted a week.
At first I didn't mind it. My mettle was up, I was excited, and the consciousness that I was unjustly treated carried me through.
But in a few days the nov