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" Mister Hodge," a voice corrected. The odd man, sportsman, appeared instantly in the doorway. " Sir ?"
" Hodge, I think they want you to make a speech," said Wren.
" Me, Sir ? A speech ? Good gracious." He passed a hand
across his brow and said, " Ladies and gentlemen, ahem." " Hear, hear," said Charlie Page. " Good old Hodge ; go it."
" Mister Hodge, you mean." The odd man touched his forelock. " I am moved and overcome, gentlemen, by this unexpected occasion. If anyone had said to me, 'Mr. Hodge, you will be asked for a speech this afternoon,' I should have said, impossible ; quite impossible ; and here I am."
" Hear, hear," said several old boys, who had forgotten how the odd man had ruined their shoes, grumbled at their leaving tips, threatened to report them for being late for lock-up and blackmailed them in other ways. " Before I sit down," said Hodge, " I should like to say that I have been with Mr. Wren all these years, and a warm and generous nature he has. Fair and just Mr. Wren has always been to me, and I have no doubt whatsoever, always will be. As for Miss Fuller, may the Lord bless her kind heart. All I can add is that a finer lot of young gentlemen I never did see. When I looks down this table and sees the row of silver cups I says to myself :` I'm proud to be at Eton College. But I'm prouder to be with Mr. Wren.' Good afternoon, gentlemen." The odd man touched his forelock and vanished through the door to receive the congratulations of the listening servants. He had composed his speech before the war, and had forgotten very little of it.
After more chatter, the party broke up. Old boys gossiped with Wren in his study or with Miss Fuller upstairs, or stood about in the library.
" Good old Hodge was in fine form," said Charlie Page.
" He's a real Eton character, that fellow."
" He likes his annual speech," said Swinley.
" He makes me feel quite sentimental, you know. You'll

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feel the same, when you leave and come back to the old school."
" Bloody hypocrite," said Peter to Denis. " How Hodge has the face ; but he gets away with it every time."
" He's not such a bad old boy really," said Denis.
" He's as bad as can be. Whatever else I do I swear I'll never be taken in by Hodge, if I come down for the old boys."
" Don't be an ass, Peter. Wait till you leave." Denis joined a group of old boys and listened to their conversation. He felt bigger, and proud of Eton and tremendously proud of Wren's. If only he had a colour himself. By God, Cambridge would be fun ; if it wasn't for this scholarship.

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