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Before I realized what I was doing, I rose and started for the door. The professor shocked me from my reverie by the remark, "Yes, Mr. Ives, I think you better go home and sleep."
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How I longed to see these things; how I longed to see the Liberty Bell and walk on the streets where Thomas Jefferson, Tom Paine and Benjamin Franklin had walked.
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I stopped and gazed on the little dull man who was being paid to be a teacher of teachers. I turned and walked to the door, slammed it closed with a bang, and broken glass crashed to the floor. There was uproar behind me in the class, which did not interest me at all.
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I went to my room and packed a change of clothes, got my banjo, and started walking down the road. Soon I found myself on the open highway headed east.
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My clothes and things were in the fraternity house, but I didn't want to bother with them. I just went off down the road.
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My heart jumped for joy. Life, excitement, experience was on this long road. I became a "Wayfaring Minstrel."
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The cool wind blew in my face and all at once I felt as if I had shed dullness from myself. Before me lay a long gray line with a black mark down the center. The birds were singing. It was spring.
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