The Harvard Advocate Volume 78-79

The Harvard Advocate Volume 78-79

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...all sorts of things in here. Now, if you will let me have your hand, please, --oh, no, not that way, --on the arm of the chair, --so. 1 could n't work so well if I had to hold it, you know." Billy murmured something about "this being his first offence in this line," and then sank into a melancholy silence. He racked his brains for something to talk about, but he could think of nothing, which was an unusual state for him to be in. "How do you find my nails?" he asked at last. "They are in pretty bad condition," she said, without looking up from her work. "I should say that you did not care for them sufficiently." "They look more like railroad spikes than nails," he said, and she laughed. He felt much encouraged, and resolved to follow up his advantage. "Did you ever have a deaf-and-dumb man for a patient, --er, customer, I mean?" "Why, no," she said, looking up suddenly. He saw her eyes were warm brown, with gleams of mischief sparkling in them. "I was going to say that if you did, and he started to talk while he had his fingers in one of these bowls, you'd get pretty well spattered." "Why, are they as excitable as all that?" she asked innocently. "They--er, talk with their fingers, you know, and of course if he started to speak to you while he had his fingers in his bowl, --in this bowl, --you, that is, he, --oh, rats!" for she was laughing softly to herself. "Please excuse me," she said, after an ineffectual attempt at seriousness, "but you're the sixth man who has made that joke to-day, and that's a little below the average." Again she laughed, so merrily he could not help joining her, and after that they talked in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123685103X
  • 9781236851031