ISBN-10: 129794352X

ISBN-13: 9781297943522

ISBN-10: 1330549228

ISBN-13: 9781330549223

This ebook was once released in 1899.

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It used to be a scorching September afternoon, and in a
pleasant third-story room of Mrs. Hemp's " Board-
ing-House for school Students," ladies have been
engaged in a full of life dialogue.

They had prepared either beds to fit one among them;
no room-mates ever entertained an identical view
with regard to the location in their beds and had
shifted the terrible lame wash-stand yet 5 occasions, al-
though it had shed a castor at most of these jour-
neys, retailer the final, and could gladly have contributed
another, had it now not turn into decreased in conditions.
At current the depth in their dialogue was once in-
creased by way of the truth that Ruth had simply dissatisfied a field of
tacks, and Christine had stepped on them.

" That was once a cowardly onslaught ! " cried the vic-
tim, spinning round on one unsatisfied toe. " There
isn't a specific thing approximately collage that i admire to date, even if
it does not start until to-morrow; and that i had on my
thin slippers too ! "

" take a seat on my mattress, and choose the tacks out
of the soles, please, Chris," was once the unsympathetic
answer. " i need to have them to place up those
photographs with."

Christine the recommendation, yet in the meantime
relieved her emotions by way of reviling the size of
the room.

"We have a stunning view," stated Ruth, having a look
out on the far-away river, and the blue hills which lay
dreamy and hot within the afternoon sunshine.

" sure, we will maintain a view, since it 's out of
doors," stated Christine, stubbornly; "we can have to
put the piano lamp in the market too. probably we will
be tempted to maneuver out ourselves. simply examine that
tack at the flooring ; what a shadow it casts ! "

" foolish girl," stated Ruth, amiably, " the place do you
think I had larger grasp ' Madame Le Brun etsa Fille,'
between the 2 windows?"

" don't enterprise to handle me," was once the strict
retort ; " this is often the thirty-first that i've got got rid of
from the toe by myself ! "

Ruth moved concerning the room in obedient silence,
unpacking the teacups from a " pocket-edition " bathtub-
tub, dusting books, and putting them in accordance with
size in a genial bookcase of sunny brown, alongside the
middle ledge of which was once revealed in chalk, " Les
hommes sont mechants, mais leurs livres sont bons."

" i do not see why we could not get at the campus
this yr, anyhow," acknowledged Christine, dismally. " My
father's a Senator ; and, in addition to, he has a white
beard. i do not see how the Registrar dared inform a
man with a white beard that there wasn't room for
his daughter at the campus."

" Christine, you 're too ridiculous," laughed Ruth ;
" you recognize that individuals need to practice months and
sometimes years previously to get rooms at the
campus.

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