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THE KINGS SCHOOL MAGAZINE

PONTEFRACT


Vol. 3.         DECEMBER 1922.       No. 9.


AUTUMN

The various seasons have each their own particular charms and Autumn is one of the most beautiful. An Autumn scene is one of rare beauty. Autumn brings with it the fulfilment of the promise of Spring. The orchards are full of ripened fruit and the golden corn awaits the reapers scythe. Thus, especially in the country, autumn is a time of rejoicing, but in the hearts of many is the thought that the gorgeous autumn splendour is but the herald of the approaching winter. On a typical autumn day one sees the trees arrayed in their most brilliant colours, and the hedges are covered with their fruit, the bright, scarlet berries. The predominant colour of autumn is yellow, and the gardens are ablaze with big, yellow sunflowers. Apart from this, another sign of the coming winter is the flocking together of the migratory birds. They seek a warmer climate than England presents in the winter, but they come back to herald the return of Spring.

“Where are the songs of Spring?  Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too.” (Keats)

J. Sykes, Form VB

TENT PEGGING

I saw the hot dust scatter and fly
And the lance head’s shining blade
As the hoofs of the chargers thundered by
Through the quivering Indian haze.
And who could pick as they flashed “in fours”
The master of strength, the Lord of grace?
Surely the spirit and fire were yours,
Mahomed Khan of the carven face.
Only a game on the bare maidan
As I watched the pegs that were placed, I knew
‘Twas the soul in your conquering mind, oh Khan
That won the glorious cup for you.

E.G. CROFTS,  Form 1VA


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