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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 6, No. 4 April 14, 1943


We know that V is for Victory, and every one knows Vive la France (under de Gaulle), but the three V's aforementioned are quite extraneous. These three V's contain the whole history of a tremendous event which happened to Victoria, an event akin to the descent of God upon many, something which shook the world:

The first dread rumour of the approaching cataclysm was a notice posted on the boards, warning students to forsake all corridors at 3 o'clock, the seventh day of April— leaving them bare and desolate. Something great and mysterious was going to happen—something which must be unobserved by profaning eyes. The notice was signed by the Principal.

On the Tuesday surprise grew pregnant. On the seventh day of April a new star shone in the heavens; the Chief Librarian had appeared in a blue suit and thus upset the Zodiac. Mr. Hudson was seen to be similarly attired.