Danville, Charlottesville and the University, Virginia Beach and so on -- these are the sections covered in these personal anecdotes. The author tries to get a start in life by teaching, reporting for the U. P. etc. Gets involved in textile strike. Plans to get a Ph.D., but after a return to the University of Virginia decides against it. Visits the Troubetzkoys, V. M. I., works in a boarding house at Virginia Beach, returns home to Danville. Cross sectioning Virginia's social strata, literary, social, college and prep school, -- youth against the world. Local interest chiefely -- some gossip value.