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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...obtained that afternoon, past the rows which were already filling rapidly; and when they sank into the bare, uncomfortable chairs, ...
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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...obtained that afternoon, past the rows which were already filling rapidly; and when they sank into the bare, uncomfortable chairs, which seemed luxurious; and when they heard all the strange noises of the theater, the hum of conversation, the crashing of lowering seats, the tuning of the instruments down below, it seemed to her that the summit of happiness had been reached, that there could be nothing beyond. Mathewson's heart was very light within him as he watched her. He seemed to see it through her eyes. It all became new and delightful, as if for him also it was that first vision of the wonders of the theater. He was annoyed, really, when a short, dapper, gray-haired man came to their row just as the orchestra began playing, and crowded his way past Mabel--to whom Mathewson had given the aisle seat, so that her view might be the less obstructed--and past Mathewson to the vacant place beside him. He was annoyed at himself momentarily for letting Mr. Bru-ning or anyone else break in upon their evening. It seemed suddenly like a sacrilege. For once his impulse had led him wrong. It proved to be not as bad an error as he feared, however, for Mr. Bruning made it unexpectedly easy for him. Once he had bowed to Mabel with grave dignity, and had flashed a rather knowing and disconcerting look at Mathewson, he settled himself back to study the unfamiliar single-sheet program, with a professional playgoer's interest. " It iss a climb," he remarked, his rapid breathing proving his words, " but when you get here it iss not so bad. I'm glad I came, joost to haf done it." " It's good fun," agreed Mathewson. " I like the people, too," he added. " They are just everyday folks." " What do you call the people downstairs? " asked Mr. Bruning, chuckling. " Once...
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