Rollo's Journey to Cambridge

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Page 21 - Mr. Charles asks for it. The Englishman's reply. So Estelle moved to one side for her husband to pass. Mr. Charles, thus urged, approached the gentleman, and said, in a very bland and respectful manner, — " Should you have any objection, sir, to move your seat, so as to let this lady sit by the window ? " The gentleman raised his eyes from his paper, and looked at Mr. Charles an instant, and then answered, quietly, — " I prefer this seat, sir." He then went on with his reading as before. Estelle...
Page 22 - He was reading de Tocqueville on America, and had asked Benny whether Jarvis Field was a prairie, and whether buffaloes (bisons) were still shot in Cambridge. This gentleman was Mr. Henry James. "As soon as he saw Dovey, he began to take notes of her with a polyglot pencil on analytic paper. When the proctor saw this, he fled incontinently. "Mr. James then enquired of Mr. George, with a strong foreign accent, whether the lady, his vis-a-vis, was de ses amies. Mr. George emphatically disclaimed her...
Page 14 - This," said Jonas, taking up a bundle of cigarette papers, "contains all Latin and Greek Grammar, Chinese I, Fine Arts III, Ancient and Modern Geography, Calisthenics, Andrew's Latin Lexicon, and Quackenbos's History of the United States. And this is a preparation for producing a sudden and violent nose-bleed.
Page 14 - Rollo felt somewhat disappointed at hearing such an account of the business of going to school, from Jonas. He had expected that it was to be all pleasure, and he could not help thinking that Jonas must be mistaken about it. However, he said nothing, but walked along slowly and silently. Presently they came down to the little bridge that leads across the brook on the way to the school-house, where they had found a bird's nest some time before, and Rollo proposed that they should go and look at their...
Page 21 - ... between Mr. George and Rollo, and stood there for a moment, looking about for a good seat. A German band was playing on the platform, so that what she said was not very audible ; but still Mr. George and Rollo could hear it. " I want a corner seat,
Page 22 - if ^ 4jp "m@Ma can more effectually destroy any kind feeling which a gentleman may entertain for her, than by forcing him to exhibit himself thus in an awkward and ridiculous light, by her unreasonable exactions on journeys, or rides, or walks, or excursions of any kind that they may be taking together. Now it happened, while this scene was taking place, a foreigner had got into the car. In his coat pocket there was a red
Page 22 - I do not believe it,' said Mr. George. "'Tiens! and can it be the custom in this country for young ladies to travel unattended, or, still worse, in the company of a young man, from Cambridge to East Cambridge? I must remember this in my forthcoming work on the American girl.
Page 7 - Yes," answered Rollo. hiding his cigarette behind his back. " What are you about, Rollo ? " asked Mr. George. " About fifteen,
Page 17 - I advise you not to." said Jonas. "Why not?" said Rollo. " Because your father told you that you must not stop, going or coming." " Well, I am not going to stop; I shall only go and look at the bird's nest, and then walk on ; it won't take any time at all." " That is the way I have known a great many boys to get punished,

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