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The captain of one of Harvard's many winter sports was delivering a long and vigorous talk to the first meeting of candidates for positions on the team. In polished oratorical manner he earnestly told the boys about the advantages of keeping strict training, not smoking, and above all of staying away from the evils of alcohol. Not content with merely issuing such negative orders, he decided to start the ball rolling in positive fashion, and so announced that starting on the following day, all men, who were so inclined, were to report at his room at five o'clock; from there a daily cross country run would commence, so that everyone should be in good training when active participation began. His speech was heartily applauded.

Since that memorable oration, we have noticed a solitary, lonesome figure, bundled in sweaters, running down the river every afternoon, rebuffed, but unafraid.

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