Education: Trouble in Cambridge

The evening was warm. The Yard, as ever on such spring evenings, was restless. Two Harvard freshmen strolled down to the Charles's grassy banks. They were Peter Varnum Poor, son of famed Painter Henry Varnum Poor, and Craig Philip Gilbert, son of a Manhattan lawyer. A group of high-school boys shouted at them, but they paid no attention.

The group closed in. One of them asked the freshmen: "Are you Jews?" Poor and Gilbert made no answer, tried to hurry on. Two pursuers blocked their path, insisted: "Are you Jews?" "No," said Poor....

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