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toward the entrance. Then the
class and Miss Browne simultan
eously perceived a second figure,
a bent, irresolute, middle-aged
figure approaching the-same por
tals from the classroom in
And then occurred a peculiar
phenomenon such as had never
been known to happen during the
memory of the class. For Miss
Browne, instead of continuing
upon her resolute way toward the
gate, made a short cut across the
sggy grass Miss Browne,
whose state of health was always
known to be exactly commensur
ate with the hygienic condition of
And, as an immovable body en
counters an irresistible force, so
jMiss Agatha Browne encoun
tered Prof. Boylett beside the
portals of the Ledham Seminary
for Young Ladies. The professor
saw her, straightened himself and
"Er among the S a m n i t e s
there existed a custom" lie be
gan. "I have always told my class,"
Miss Browne remarked - at the
moment, "that the custom which
restrains the female half of the
"Which I wouldtbe the last to
"From taking the first step "
"When hints and gentle
glances failed "
"Leading toward the marriage
"To effect a matrimonial, prop
osition er " '
"Oh, professor!" exclaimed
Miss Agatha, and could say no
Inside the seminary there was
a great bustle at this moment.
"Milly, Milly," cried the voice
of Mary Campbell, "I've got a
dandy pair of opera glasses up
stairs." "Don't need them," shouted her
friend. "Oh, Mary, didn't you
see? Look! Look! Prof. Boylett
has kissed Miss Agatha. Isn't it
"Dreadful?" answered Miss
Mary. "Why, I think it's grand.
And just think: Next term the
classes in economics and Roman
history will be merged !"
Nellie Charley's so different
since we are married. He used to
go"into ecstasies over my hair and
now he talks awful if he finds one
in the cooking.
- o o
"Am I the first man who ever
asked you for a kiss?"
"Yes. The others showed more
nerve. They took. it