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The Spike: or, Victoria University College Review, September, 1922

The Ball

The Ball.

The Capping Ball was in every respect a great success. The Town Hall was well filled with a gaily coloured throng of dancers, who seemed bent on enjoying to the full the evening before them.

Congratulations to the Directress of the decorations, which though home-made, so to speak, were most effective. They consisted, of streamers of lycopodium, stretched from the wings of an immense green and gold butterfly, flitting in mid-air over the centre of the hall, to the edge of the gallery. The lycopodium was gathered by enthusiastic students on Sundays—the butterfly was the work of some of our science friends.

The music proved irresistible, for during the dances the almost inevitable few were not to be seen standing about the sides of the hall. Everyone danced and every dance was encored, and encored yet again.

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Fortunately the concert chamber was available for supper, which could thus he had in comfort and without the usual scramble. Perhaps this was the cause of the rumour, wliich said some were not in their usual health for a few days after the Ball—was it the effect of some poisoning-in the supper supplied, or was it perhaps the result of being able to sit comfortably and long at the tables?