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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 4, No. 2. March 26, 1941

Chapter I. — Gets Going

Chapter I.

Gets Going.

The vast hall of the university seemed immense—overpowering to our heroine (called Victoria) as she stood alone on her first night at that far-famed seat of learning. After having reached the dizzy heights of the sixth form at college, it was strange to feel so small and lonely now. She felt almost ready to cry. And when an old school friend, who was busily greeting all and sundry to underline the fact that this was her second year at least; came and greeted her too, she was overjoyed.

"Oh! Viki—it's pages since I've seen you. What are you taking? How do you like it here?"

"It seems rather big at first."

"You'll soon know your way round. I'll give you a few hints, when you need them."

Viki thought a few might not go amiss right then, and said so.

"Well, if you want good clean fun, join the tramping club. If you want to know what's going on, buy "Salient"—pay 2/6 and get it for the year. And if you wish to retain your spotless reputation, beware of Joe Handsome (and then some), the Salamanca scamp."

"Oooh, a 'varsity villain. How thrilling! But I won't fall in love. I never get past admiring from afar—like you used to worship that Mr. Stewed Scones."