When Patty Went to College

PAPER-WEIGHTS," saw Patty, sucking an injured thumb, "were obviously now not made for riding in tacks. I want I had a hammer." This comment known as forth no reaction, and Patty peered down from the pinnacle of the step-ladder at her room-mate, who used to be sitting at the flooring dragging sofa-pillows and curtains from a dry-goods field. "Priscilla," she begged, "you should not doing something worthwhile. move down and ask Peters for a hammer." Priscilla rose reluctantly. "I dare say fifty ladies have already been after a hammer."

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We will flunk Latin and math; but when we flunk any further we are long past. " "I think so," acknowledged Patty. "And i am incredibly shaky in German. " "And I in French. " "And I in Greek. " "I do not know whatever approximately German," stated Patty. "Never had it myself. yet I be mindful listening to Priscilla say that the broadcast exam papers did not come yet in time, and Fräulein Scherin, who writes a frightful hand, wrote the questions about the board in German script, they usually could not even learn them. In French i feel the 1st query used to be to put in writing out the 'Marseillaise'; there are seven verses, and not anyone had discovered them, and the 'Marseillaise,' you recognize, is something that you just cannot make up at the spur of the instant. As for Greek, I instructed you my very own adventure; i'm convinced not anything should be worse than that. " The rookies checked out each other hopelessly. "There's merely English and hygiene and Bible background left. " "English is anything you cannot inform something about," stated Patty. "They're as most probably as to not ask you to write down a heroic poem in iambic pentameters, in the event you be aware of what they're. you'll want to depend upon thought; you cannot examine for it. " "I hope," sighed girl Clara, "to get via hygiene and Bible heritage, even though, as they just count number one hour apiece, i assume it's not a lot. " "You should not be too sanguine," stated Patty. "It actually depends on probability. the category in hygiene is so huge that the professor hasn't time to learn the papers; he simply is going down the record and flunks each 13th woman. i am not convinced approximately Bible historical past, yet i feel he does an analogous, simply because i do know, freshman 12 months, that I made a mistake and passed in my map of the Holy Lands performed in coloured chalk to the hygiene professor, and my chart of the digestive procedure to the Bible professor, and neither of them spotted it. They did glance a whole lot alike, yet no longer a lot yet what you may inform them aside. All i must say is that i am hoping none of you may be quantity 13. " The learners stared at each other in speechless horror, and Patty rose. "Well, good-by, my little ones, and, mainly issues, don't fret. i am completely satisfied if i have been capable of cheer you up a bit, for thus a lot is dependent upon no longer being anxious. do not believe any of the foolish tales the sophomores tell," she known as again over her shoulder; "they're simply attempting to frighten you. " X - "Per l'Italia" * collage is a kind of egocentric position. each person is so busy along with her personal affairs that she has no time to provide to her neighbor, until her neighbor has whatever to offer in go back. Olivia Copeland it seems that had not anything to provide in go back. She used to be quiet and inconspicuous, and it took a moment look to gain that her face used to be notable and that there has been a glance in her eyes that different newcomers didn't have. by means of an unfelicitous probability she used to be put within the related research with woman Clara Vere de Vere and Emily Washburn. They proposal her international and queer, and he or she proposal them crude and boisterous, and after the 1st week or of courteously attempting to get familiar the hassle used to be dropped on each side.

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