Chilhowee Boys at College

Chilhowee Boys at College

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...read: --" But O Hugh, it 's different as can be here now without you and Ken. Really, the good time was when we were all at home. Only think, five Chilhowee boys away at college! two from the parsonage. How I miss you and Ken! It seems funny that I am at the head of things here now. John 's trying his best to do a man's work, and he 's so much in earnest that nobody laughs at him; but you know how headstrong he is, that 's the great trouble. " Now that our busiest time 's past, I 'm going to school again. I did n't expect to, with both of you away; but father says he reckons I 'll not have so good a chance again between this and college, for Major Pratt leaves at New Year. We 're all sorry, for he 's a magnificent teacher. You should see Ahila's eyes when he looks at him; he almost worships him. And the major 's just as good with the little folks. Father says it was a grand idea to have a girls' class; it 's very popular. Alice and Phoebe are fairly flying through their books. Little Alice is a genius, the major thinks. " Sport 's great company. He seems to know when I 'm lonesome. I never saw a dog with so much sense. Thad said the other day, 'Dere 's one blessin', Marse Don, dat you kin be thankful for dese days when we-uns mus' be sayin' far'well so constant; you kin keep Sport. No need in him 'tendin' college to git larnin'; he 's jes' crammed full a'ready. He 's summat like a Injun. Dey kin be well eddicated widout eber lookin' inter a book. Yes; Sport 's jes' as peart as dat.' " Bessie 's teaching him to sing....show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236903153
  • 9781236903150