1. The Fiske Family
2. The Bennetts
3. The Dicksons
4. The Abbey
5. Landmarks and Personalities
6. The Great Road
7. The South Side
8. Merriams and Fields
9. Sold to Riley
10. Early Automobiles
11. The Dump
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such as drinking a glass of milk every day at recess with Helen Merriam, which was supposed to give us additional strength.     This was done under the supervision of a teacher, to be sure that our parents' orders were being carried out. The milk had come from the Merriam farm in a thermos bottle, because my mother, knowing my dislike for milk, thought that perhaps I might find      the Merriams' acceptable. I still disliked it, and after a few weeks the unpleasant ordeal of forced milk drinking was discontinued.
   Games of Prisoners' Base that we played at recess were much pleasanter than work in the classroom, where more than once I  was ordered to sit in the corner with my back to the class be- cause my lessons had not been properly learned. My most vivid recollection, however, has to do with sickness. I was sitting     inside the building during recess one day, feeling utterly misera-   ble and not caring whether I was alive or dead. Even when   Virginia Hardy came into the room, pointed at me and said,    "Your pants are unbuttoned," I was not particularly disturbed.         I did turn around to remedy the situation, but it took a lot of uncomfortable effort. Soon after returning to the classroom, I felt like throwing up and raised my hand in desperation. Miss Bridge must have realized the emergency — "Yes — go — hurry up,"    she said. I started towards the door at the side of the room, and   as I crossed in front of the class my innards exploded and came   out all over the place. I was not particularly bothered by this   either.

   After Pigeon Hill School I went for two years to Longwood   Day School in Brookline, a boys' school that took pupils to the fourth class — that is, four years from college. Adjusting myself