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got out. I got out at the end of the summer, although I
didn't get my degrees until the following spring. I had
made Phi Beta Kappa in my junior year.
That's another thing. Today, you know, we have to do a
thesis usually in our senior year--not a Ph.D. thesis, but
No, I didn't. You see, it was wartime and we got away
with murder. And I was very good at getting away with murder,
especially since I had this pull with the dean.
Well, Phi Beta Kappa was just on your grades...
That I earned. I earned that because all the courses
I did were the ones I was good at--English, economics, history.
Anything where I could just talk and have a good time I was
very good at. The things that would have murdered me were
the exact sciences, which I got the credit for without doing
them. I was fooling nobody but myself. But, you see, I never
had one word of Latin, never one word of Greek!
Do you miss that?
Not the least bit. Really, I don't. I think most
students who take Latin and Greek and say they get something
out of it get little or nothing. Maybe one student in a
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