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THE DABBLERS

grammar school where I spent five of the most miserable years of my life."'
" 'Three more than I did," I replied.
" `Good God!" he said, "fancy you being a product of that place ! "
" 'I was one of the producers," I answered. "I 'm not proud of the fact; I usually keep it dark." .
" 'There was a lot too much kept dark about that place," said Burlingham. It was the second time he had used the words. As he uttered them, "that place" sounded almost the equivalent of an unnamable hell. We talked for a time about the school, of Edmed's pomposity, of old Jacobson the porter -a man whose patient good humour shone alike on the just and on the unjust-of the rat hunts in the tithe barn on the last afternoons of term.
" `And now," I said at last, "tell me about the Dabblers."
`He turned round on me like a flash and burst out laughing, a high-pitched, nervous laugh that, remembering his condition, made me sorry I had introduced the subject.
" `How damnably funny!" he said. "The man I go to in town asked me the same question only a fortnight ago. I broke an oath in telling him, but I don't see why you shouldn't know as well. Not that there is anything to know; it 's all a queer boyish nightmare without rhyme or reason. You see I was one of the Dabblers myself."
`It was a curious disjointed story that I got out of Burlingham. The Dabblers were a little society of five, sworn on solemn oath to secrecy. On a certain night in June, after warning had been given by their leader, they climbed out of the dormitories and met by the elm-tree in old Edmed's garden. A raid was made on the doctor's poultry run, and, having secured a fowl, they retired to the tithe barn, cut its throat, plucked and cleaned it, and then roasted it over a fire in a brazier while the rats looked on. The leader of the Dabblers produced sticks of incense; he lit his own from the fire, the others kindling theirs from his. Then all moved in slow procession to the summerhouse in the corner of the doctor's garden, singing as they

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