Test your KQ
Everyone knows that the stained-glass windows of the Great Hall in Peirce evoke English-language literary classics ranging from Hamlet to Huckleberry Finn. Which of the following classics is NOT pictured in the Great Hall windows?
A. Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
B. The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane
C. Return of the Native, by Thomas Hardy
D. "The One-Hoss Shay," by Oliver Wendell Holmes
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B. The Red Badge of Courage. Did you mistakenly guess "The One-Hoss Shay"? That work may seem obscure and undeserving to younger alumni, but those of a certain age will fondly remember Holmes's comic poem about the Deacon's "wonderful one-hoss shay, / That was built in such a logical way / It ran a hundred years to a day . . . ." The Great Hall's magnificent West Bay features the poem, along with such other American classics as Longfellow's "Hiawatha," Melville's Moby-Dick, Thoreau's Walden, and Irving's "Rip Van Winkle."
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