- By Grace Margaret Gallaher

Vassar Stories

  • Title: Vassar Stories
  • Author: Grace Margaret Gallaher
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Vassar Stories 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 e

    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 1900 edition Excerpt assist me at my afternoon tea Aunt Laura is sort o awesome to play with long alone How often have I got to tell you that I tutor this hour I dThis 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 1900 edition Excerpt assist me at my afternoon tea Aunt Laura is sort o awesome to play with long alone How often have I got to tell you that I tutor this hour I d rather meet a whole family tree of aunts than teach my Stoopid one Greek lesson but money must be obtained if I don t intend to be a thing of shreds and patches all winter The speaker, a small girl who always wore her hair in a pagoda on the top of her head and her head in the air to increase her height, gathered up her books and went out, calling back from the corridor, If you don t stop gaping at that magnificence, you ll miss your train Still Betty lingered, enjoying the unwonted sight of her parlor swept, garnished, and in order It was a charming room, with a spirit of its own None of the silly souvenirs common to some college rooms cluttered it up Equally refreshing was the absence of plaster lions, Bodenhausen Madonnas, and reproductions of Gibson s drawings The decorations, curtains, and rugs all harmonized into one pleasant, soothing color plan, the furniture was carved oak, old and interesting, the couch was covered with huge satisfying pillows, on the walls hung delicate water colors and Copley prints The books, too, the final test of a room, were not the usual Emertons, Sellars, and Adamses, but Stevensons, Balzacs, Thackerays, and their fellows A deep bowl on the table filled with daffodils made a little spring in the November day A table with a tea kettle, a plate of thin, crispy lettuce sandwiches, and dishes of bonbons showed that the guests were not to feast deep on lovely sights only A man can mar a home, but only a woman can make it, murmured the owner of the parlor with an amused remembrance of a visit she and her mother had made that fall to her

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