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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, June 1910

The Return Journey

The Return Journey.

And cheeks all pale, which, but an hour ago.
Blushed at the praise of their own loveliness."

The cares of this world brought a number of Victoria College representatives and barrackers home on Wednesday morning. Those who were more fortunate, and they were a majority, stayed for the dance, and returned with the page 47 Auckland contingent the following day. Farewells, tinged with a genuine regret, a deck concert, and a wet and windy welcome home, were typical of both trips. Standing on deck as the steamer came up the harbour, we reflected on the past few days; we remembered the abundant kindness of our hosts; the good humour that laughed down any obstacle to enjoyment; the comradeship prevailing in the midst of the keenest competition, and with our poet, we sighed: "Helas! les beaux jours sont finis!"