Our sentimental garden

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byEgerton Castle

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XIV I HAVE said that it is not on memory's record that the whilom schoolboy, now in his mediaeval student mood, failed to rise at the appointed clock crow. Of a truth he rarely had less than his eight hours good sleep, glad enough as he was to retire to rest at nine--" curfew time." But it must be admitted that on one occasion or two he succumbed to the weakness of compounding with his studious resolutions. The French equivalent of playing truant is faire Vecole buissoniire--a taking term, redolent of the allurement of hedgerows and free green fields. And it is the memory of one of these ecoles buissonieres--or rather, in this case, ecoles riveraines--that, through the usual devious paths, brings me back to the forgotten question of soupe a Yoignon. It must have been a very early day in May, for at a quarter before five, when the imperative rattle was sprung, sun.rays were just beginning to dart between the curtains. The birds in the Champs Elysees kept up their concert through the morning silence of the gardens with more persistent enthusiasm than usual. And on looking out of window, under such a pure sky, the out.of.door world looked quite extraordinarily inviting. It would have been folly to decline such an invitation! The " Short History," opened at a chapter of the Hundred Years War, was left for the nonce undisturbed: the scholar sallied forth to roam under the tall trees of the Corns la Reine, intent, no doubt, on returning after a short stroll. But there is in the early morning hours, especially on such a morning, the spell of the "invitation to the PLAyiNG TRUANT road/' The riverside, so fresh and green, and the unending line of giant plane trees on the quays, as he swung along to meet the sun, still low behind the Isle of Notre Dame, drew him on and on...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XIV I HAVE said that it is not on memory's record that the whilom schoolboy, now in his mediaeval student mood, failed to rise at the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021726462X

ISBN - 13:9780217264624

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