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. 1916 Excerpt: ...that position with Wellman, after all. It's still open to me--a sort of standing offer, you know." "Not much you don't!" declared his wife ...
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. 1916 Excerpt: ...that position with Wellman, after all. It's still open to me--a sort of standing offer, you know." "Not much you don't!" declared his wife with a homely vigor of phrase, coming back to herself. " Not one step do you go, now that your work is succeeding so wonderfully! One of the college girls I met in the drug-store the other day told me that they never knew what it was to study a foreign language before. She said you were one of the most popular professors in the university!" Alden's eye kindled at the mention of his work, and he said no more about changing his profession. Indeed, he found himself supremely happy in his classes. He labored and toiled at the task of teaching elementary French, with the creative joy of an artist, which forbids work ever to seem drudgery. He was imbued with missionary spirit, and burned to carry clarity of thought, precision of mental effort, and appreciation of fine shades of meaning, to these fumbling, half-educated young people, as ardently as ever his Puritan ancestors longed to lead a new country to their ideals. The smallest details of grammar and idiom were irradiated with the light of his large vision of their significance in the spirit of the language. His classes were electrified; they worked as they had hitherto worked only for science courses. His enthusiasm was a mounting fire which kindled the indifferent mass of his heterogeneous students into a flame of interest and appreciation which surprised themselves. IV He became more and more absorbed in his work, conscious, it is true, from time to time, of pin-pricks of annoyance, but genuinely astonished, some months later, to find that they had grown into a bulk of tragic importance. It was as if he had absently observed wisps of cloud passi...
Good. The dust jacket is not included; the edge of the back cover near the spine is cracked; there is wear, fraying, and rubbing on the corners and edges; the previous owner wrote their name on the inside of the book;
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