Double Play, Or, How Joe Hardy Chose His Friends

Double Play, Or, How Joe Hardy Chose His Friends

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...class, Torrey?" Now, Torrey had already been asked the same question by a dozen others, and was at that time engaged in what he deemed a really important discussion about other matters; so, without turning, he said, shortly, " You'll see." Poor Joe, who had tried to do his best, felt seriously repulsed. He was used, at home, to great politeness; and, indeed, one reason--'which he had not avowed the night before--for not coming to school was, that he recoiled from schoolboys' shortness and surliness. Therefore Thompson's courtesy was very charming. " O, don't mention it," said he; " we'll both agree to blame the umpire, and then nobody else need feel bad." This broke the ice very well. Thompson was quite ready to satirize the umpire, and all went smoothly.. Presently the recess ended, and the boys returned. Soon after they were called out to recite. "I do not suppose you have exactly got the lesson," said Mr. Judson; "but I want to be certain about this matter of pronunciation. Andrews, give the boundaries of Franee," and so on. ' Very soon came up a French name--the same Garonne. "O, no, Ellis, that sounds much too English." "I don't know what else to call it, sir." "Now, let's see what awful sound he'll twist it into," whispered some; but they were disappointed of their joke. Nature and early habit had given Mr. Judson a sad twang in his own tongue; but careful study had given him an exquisite accent in all foreign languages. The few boys who did know anything about French were charmed. ' " We've always been used, sir, to pronounce foreign names as they were spelt, ." said...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236951468
  • 9781236951465