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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 17, 1897)
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np by the fire, lighted a tallow dip and set
it by the hook. She tried to read hut she
could not. sec the lines tonight. Everything
looked strangely blurred through the old brass
rimmed spectacles. 'T reckon I'm even get
tin' too old for the specs.'' Her head was
nodding. She repeated slowly: The Lord is
my shepherd, I shall not wan. lie maketh
me to lie down " The pi . gray head
was on the Bible and Granny was asleep.
In the old fire-place the sticks had burned
into a little pile of coals. Something roared
It was a cold day not long since that I put
in an afternoon at the library trying' to get
my lessons. 1 took the first vacant chair that
1 saw and begun my work. At my left was
the constant rustle and creaking of newspa
pers. From across the second table in front
came a dismal humming with an occasidnal
excited expression telling of interesting gossip.
It came only from some recent society debut
ants discussing some new experiences, the
cute boys, the swell dancers, and so on, with
in the woods outside and through the little plenty of adjectives and slang thrown in to
pane a red light shone.
Two little pigs came down from old Bald
Knob in the morning and roamed aimlessly
through the blackened timber. Their pen
-was a pile of ashes. They were hungry but
Granny did not feed them.
Stkvk J. Conirv.
A -winding shadow steals across the hills.
As softly as the summer evening dew.
The might sleeps on. the breezes never stir.-
Amd morning sparkles on a fairy world.
A'bont one hundred -were present at the
chancellor's reception to alumnae and alnmni.
Prof. Fossler presided over the delibera
tions after the informal hand shaking. Paul
F. Ola. v spoke on the needs of the University
the need of more room. Allen G. Field
spolce upon culture.
Chancellor MaeLean suggested that a local
alumni association -was a necessary adjunct, of
our institution. On motion of Dr. Pound a
committee -was appointed to -work np such an
E, J. Flobarty spoke for the laws as did
Prof. Caldwell. Light refresbments -were
served and Hagonow's orchestra furnished
some delightful music.
Prof. "Ward was elected 'chairman of the
state committee at the state Y. M. 'C. A. con
vention at Hastings.
Throe bobs were chartered and tlhqj' -were
cbrim lull ol rallaaian music boxes
party bad light refreshments ontHie -way necessary.
show how fully they were alive to this new
Distracted between a desire to follow their
conversation, in -which many of my friends
came in for compliments and criticism, and a
desire to get my lessons. I alternately wrote
a few lines and then knitting my brows and
running my hand through my hair I would
listen again until my anxiety about my studies
forced me to work. Then came someone
looking for some reference books, turning
everything in the neighborhood np side down
lo find them. He saw a book under my notes,
took it, at the same time carefully mixing
them np. Thoroughly sick of this soil of
work I took my books and found a table in
one of the alcoves in the north wing of the
library. I bad just arranged my work and
taken a long breath before sitting down to
work when I learned that I was at a Prep,
table with a Prep, girl on each side and a
boy opposite me. This might have been as
desirable a place as;Mie first if the gossip had
been as interesting. I moved at once for I
had been under these circumstances before.
Fortunately I next found a table nnoccupiod
and bore after two hours of provocation I
went to work in earnest. It was a perfect
place to study, where one can forget their
surroundings, even their own existence and
live in the work they are doing. Here with
my back lo the aisle I hud written about two
thirds of my lesson in journalism when a, lady
iind gentleman sat down, one on each side of
tiie table at Which l was writing. The lady
u uji wie nvtii round ol tier chair,,
on the table .and her head in ber
vere bands she bad something 'important lo say.
The They were .a solid couple. Comment -is unl
Words fail. T departed.
About sixty Palladians took advantage of put ber heels on the first round of her chair
e nne sioigiung juonuay nigim oi last weeic. lior elbows
euocoiaies, gum ana apples.
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