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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 24, 1892)
Boston, Tar to a la oitronilh.
Oranges. JYoix. Cafe JYoir.
He- "May wo cut no moro pies until wo
oat such ns those in our own hind."
She, delightedly uThon you uro going
He "Do you think I could stand calmly
and boo the Atlantic grow between us."
She "I am so glad, so glad."
"It will be about Christmas time
when wo got homo. The first light snow
will bo falling, and the newsboys will be
blowing their fingers and howling through
through the square. Chestnuts will bo roast
ing on every corner, the shops will bo gay
with greens, and the bolls will be crashing
awuyin their windy steeples, and the very air
will smell of Christmas. It will bo good to
boat homo. At last! Your mother is getting
ready to rise. You will go with mo onto the
terrace? I must see you alone. There
will bo star-lit nights on the Atlantic as wo
go over "
She "It will rather cold on the dock, my
dear. ' '
H, oh they vine "Well, never mind ;
there will be nights and nights, the stars will
last forever, the stars and love."
Shi "Signora Donuti is frowning at
you. Sho will call you to account to-morrow,
and what will you say to hor?
Iff, grasping her hand I'apturoudy behind
the port iers "America for Americans."
An Innocent Abroad.
When spooking of the patriotism of the
"Boys in Blue," it is customary to relate, at
full length, their noble deeds, and to toll
how they suffered in defending the flag under
which they enlisted. There is, however, an
other phase to this subject, which, if viewed
jn an after dinner light, may not prove quite
mirthless and uninteresting. It is not my
purpose to depreciate the deeds of our
nation's defenders, butto show how, in times
or peace, old soldiers may display thoir loy
alty. Tho "G. A. It." holds a groat many ro
"iiions.so many indeed that tho average vet
eran expends all tho money ho makes be
tween times, in going to and from, and in
staying at these jubilees. It is to describe
my going to, and to depict my staying at
ono of those reunions, that this papor ap
pears. While recuperating beforo entering tho U.
of N., I determined to attend tho reunion
hold at Boston, in ordor to stock up my
knowledge of human nature. In duo time 1
was affectionately commended to the tender
mercies of all the bunco stcorers on my
routo, and was then allowed to sot out. To
avoid tho rush I started early. There wore
others who did tho same and I soon found
myself sandwiched in between as motoly and
as varigatcd musses of humanity us I ever
desire to see. Hero was tho two-babied,
ono armed veteran with his wife and grip
sack. There was the grip-sack with its ac
companying mass of humanity. Everyone
was happy though uncomfortable ; so it was
not long boforo patriotism ran high. As
soon as wo wore fairly in Iowa, it was helped
along by artificial means.-
On tho train was a man with some firewater
insido and two bottles of it outside. His
friend, a worthy prohibitionist, managed to
o-ct outside of the remaining bitters, and pa
triotism ran higher.
By this time life was becoming rather bur
densome. Ono or two of the freely adver
tised chair cars would have made tho scenery
look more enchanting. As it was tho
scenery was nearly all contained by tho or
dinary coach, and consisted mainly of those
little biting jumpers that havo such a faculty
of makingonc's sleep resemblo his first bron
Finally, I reached Niagara Falls. Pon
dering sadly over the price of a Canadian
breakfast, I throw myself down boforo
nature's wonder and tried to be poetic; but
the poecy had all flown from my nature. I
watched tho stream of bridal couples ot
which Howolls speaks in "A Wedding
lourney " For tho first time, I was lonely.
But, delaying not, I quickly saw tho sights
and bidding adieu to Sum Patches grave of
prolonged memory, 1 wont on my way re-
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