Monday May 27th 1889: Following the Signal of the Strawberry, the Clerks return to a secret anteroom off the main Hall at E and Fifth Streets once their unwitting financiers have left the vicinity.

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Friday May 24th 1889: The graduate’s empty sense of accomplishment is filled with the curiosity inspired by the subtle design of a strawberry flower on a card of introduction surreptitiously deposited in his coat pocket.

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Saturday May 18th 1889: The maiden brings cake to her clerk who has found some ingenious method for keeping his vigorous strawberries unspoilt. Her key jumps in time with his heartbeat on the string ’round his neck.

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