Yale Yarns; Sketches Of Life At Yale University

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byJohn Seymour Wood

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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. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE "DWARF'S" PROM. "Boots" Paige, "Tad" Nelson, " Great" Barrington, and "Laze" Aldrich were feeling fine as fiddles one Sunday afternoon in January. They had just finished lunch at the Club, which consisted largely of a "cold bot and hot lob," and Boots had drawn out of his case four large, long, and strong Invincibles and presented them, and they were enjoying their coffee and smoke, cum dignitate, and talking about the Prom. which was to come off the week following. The general idea was, if possible, to get "Dwarf" Sprague into his evening suit, and to attend the Prom., and furthermore, if possible, get him spooney on some " queen," and have some fun out of him at the ball. There was a bottle for the successful persuader of Sprague. While they were talking about him, as was the case with the devil, he entered the room, and sat down near them. Dwarf Sprague, sometimes called "The Honest," confessed that he had once been partially taught to dance by a certain cousin, and that after an exhaustive effort one evening, she had asked him if he imagined he was carrying a foot-ball through a Princeton rush line, or kicking a goal,--or what? His prancing step, she intimated, was perhaps better adapted to the "gridiron" than the drawing-room floor. "There is less of a crash,--in falling," she said. Dwarf admitted that he believed his cousin guilty of a pun. "Since then," he added, "I have never danced. I've sat out and yawned 'graveyards' and looked grouchy." "Boots" Paige chronicled a passage in Sprague's life at his father's cottage at Bar Harbor the preceding summer. "There was a musical or something," said he; "say thirty people. Dwarf was all in his glory that evening. I saw him stupidly standing in front of a girl a long time, and his index finger behind his back...

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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. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE "DWARF'S" PROM. "Boots" Paige, "Tad" Nelson, " Great" Barrington, and "Laze" Aldrich were feeling fine as fiddles one Sunday afte...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217149022

ISBN - 13:9780217149020

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