When I get
really well, John says we will ask Cousin Henry and Julia down for a long visit; but he says he would as soon put fireworks in my pillow-case as to let me have those stimulating people about now.
You see, when I any ways can, I takes a leetle care about the onpleasant parts, like selling young uns and that,--get
the gals out of the way--out of sight, out of mind, you know,--and when it's clean done, and can't be helped, they naturally gets
used to it.
Everyone's looking at Jerry, 'specially me, wondering what next, and trying to get
their breath, and Jerry's frowning at the cold beef, and there's a sort of awkward pause.
The soul of man," said Caleb, with the deep tone and grave shake of the head which always came when he used this phrase--"The soul of man, when it gets
fairly rotten, will bear you all sorts of poisonous toad-stools, and no eye can see whence came the seed thereof.
There was Madeline, who bought her own horse and rode enthusiastically for several months, only to get
married and go away to live in Southern California.
these bad streaks just about every so often.
Sometimes, indeed, we contrived to get
ourselves asked to the houses of high and mighty entertainers, where we ate the finest French dishes and drank the oldest vintages, and fortified ourselves sensibly and snugly in that way against the frigidity of the company.
some nice book and read quietly; cheer him up about school, and offer to help him study by and by; you can do that better than I, because I'm only a girl, and don't learn Greek and Latin and all sorts of headachy stuff.
But I'll feel easier in my mind and sleep sounder at nights if we get
a born Canadian.
But he'll get
there sometime all right, and then he'll laugh at himself.
I can see all of it when I get
upon a chair--all but the bit behind the fireplace.
But as soon as he found that the Peacock arrangement would get
him to Rugby by twelve o'clock in the day, whereas otherwise he wouldn't be there till the evening, all other plans melted away, his one absorbing aim being to become a public school-boy as fast as possible, and six hours sooner or later seeming to him of the most alarming importance.