Excerpt from The Three Friends: A Story of Rugby in the Forties
On the whole, those who have most experience of athletics will, I think, gladly acknowledge that, in spite ofa tendency to professionalism (the result of over-exaltation of the subject in papers and magazines), the balance is decidedly on the right side and that the old listless, lounging life of so many at School and College is well replaced by the ambition to mount even into a third House Eleven, or the effect needed to get a place, or a proxz'me accessit in a second Fifteen.
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