The boy grew older by Heywood BrounThe boy grew older by Heywood Broun

The boy grew older

byHeywood Broun

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1922 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII When Peter came into his office one afternoon a couple of weeks after the Yale game he found Pat sitting at his desk waiting for him. "I'm through," said Pat. "What's the matter?" "Well, as a matter of fact, they're through with me. They've fired me." Pat looked across the desk expectantly awaiting a question. Peter didn't ask it. "I'm sorry," was all he said. "You know about it. I suppose you must have the letter from the dean by now. It took me three days getting back from Cambridge." "I don't know anything about it. You can tell me if you want to." "Well, I got fired the worst way. It wasn't just flunking courses. I didn't even mean to do it. Not ahead of time anyway. It just sort of happened." Peter waited and then suddenly he remembered his interview with Miles years ago, the day he came to the office in bandages and was never offered a chance to tell about it. A question would be kinder. "What happened, Pat?" he asked. "The proctor reported me. I had a girl in my room. No, that's slicking it up and making it sound romantic and pretty. What I mean is I had a woman in my room. You know... a woman." "I know," said Peter. "You remember I was low in my mind after the football game. It let me down. I don't care what I wrote you before the game. I really did think it was going to be fine. I thought I'd get stirred by it and after it was all over the only things I remembered were Bill French sitting on the side-lines crying and Charlie Bullitt out on the field putting his lunch. You don't mind if I tell it this way--the long way." "Take your time." "Well, I know it sounds silly, but it seemed to me that I just had to go out and find something that was thrilling and beautiful too. I saw this girl--this woman--walking across Harvard Square. It was ...
Title:The boy grew olderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217113443

ISBN - 13:9780217113441