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When Patty Went to College

PAPER-WEIGHTS," saw Patty, sucking an injured thumb, "were obviously no longer made for using in tacks. I want I had a hammer." This comment referred to as forth no reaction, and Patty peered down from the pinnacle of the step-ladder at her room-mate, who was once sitting at the flooring dragging sofa-pillows and curtains from a dry-goods field. "Priscilla," she begged, "you will not be doing whatever worthwhile. pass down and ask Peters for a hammer." Priscilla rose reluctantly. "I dare say fifty women have already been after a hammer."

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He grasped her hand and ran again towards the balcony. "Give us our lines," he stated to the prompter, as he went prior. The prompter had dropped the booklet, and could not locate where. "Make them up," got here in a piercing whisper from in the back of the balcony. A silence ensued whereas the 2 dashed backward and forward, taking a look excitedly up and down the degree. Then the despairing Lord Bromley stretched out his palms in a gesture of supplication. "Cynthia," he burst out in tones of reasonable longing, "I can't endure this terrible suspense. allow us to flee. " and so they fled, totally 3 pages too early, forgetting to go away the letter which must have apprised the Irate father or mother of the situation. Georgie was once tramping up and down the wings, wringing her arms and lamenting the day that ever Patty were born. "Hurry up that dad or mum ahead of they cease clapping," acknowledged Lord Bromley, "and they are going to by no means recognize the adaptation. " The terrible outdated guy, along with his wig over one ear, was once unceremoniously hustled directly to the level, the place he raved up and down and swore by no means to forgive his ungrateful daughter in so practical a way that the viewers forgot to ask yourself how he came upon it out. In due time the runaways lower back from the notary's, overcame the previous man's harshness, got the parental blessing, and the curtain fell on a scene of household felicity that overjoyed the newbies within the gallery. Patty crawled out from below the balcony and fell on her knees at Georgie's ft. Lord Bromley raised her up. "Never brain, Patty. The viewers does not understand the adaptation; and, besides, it used to be concerned with the easiest. My mustache don't have stayed on greater than mins longer. " they can pay attention a few one shouting within the entrance, "What's the problem with Georgie Merriles? " and 100 voices answered, "She's okay! " "Who's alright? " "G-e-o-r-g-i-e M-e-r-r-i-l-e-s. " "What's the problem with the forged? " "They're very well! " The stage-door burst open and a crowd of congratulatory buddies burst in and amassed round the raveled actors and committee. "It's the easiest senior play when you consider that we've got been in collage. " "The newcomers are easily loopy over it. " "Lord Bromley, your room may be choked with flora for a month. " "Patty," referred to as the top usher, over the heads of the others, "let me congratulate you. i used to be within the very again of the room, and not heard something yet your crash. It sounded effective! " "Patty," demanded Georgie, "what on the planet have been you doing? " "I was once counting the stars," acknowledged the contrite Patty, "and then I remembered too overdue, and that i circled by surprise, and it fell off. i'm extraordinarily sorry. " "Never mind," laughed Georgie; "since it grew to become out good, i will forgive you. the entire forged and committee," she stated, elevating her voice, "come as much as my room for foodstuff. i am sorry i cannot invite you all," she further to the women crowded within the doorway, "but I stay in one. " XIV - The secret of the Shadowed Sophomore * "Oh, I say, Bonnie—Bonnie Connaught! Priscilla! Wait a minute," referred to as a woman from around the hyperlinks, because the have been walking homeward one afternoon, dragging their caddie-bags in the back of them.

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