Mary Baldwin College - Bluestocking Yearbook (Staunton, VA)

 - Class of 1892

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6 The Augusta Seminary Annual. rest go by the window at the end of the room, some going up the stairs to the music rooms, others — there is a rush in the hall, and in the} ' come. The first comer goes quickly to the first book-case, draws out a volume of Carlyle, and walking over to the table, takes out her note-book and sets to work; her friend enters in an easy, graceful manner, smiles at her own face in the long mirror, as she stops a moment to arrange her bangs, and leisurely saunters over to the paper file, and opens the morning paper. Soon the little girl over in the corner, who has a volume of the Cen- tury Dictionary spread out before her on the floor, is sighing over her Latin derivitives; while on the other side of the room one ot the History girls is beseeching the Librarian to tell her where to find something about Chinese Gordon. When the ten bell rings two members of the Literature class rush in, and fl) ' to the first book case, but there is a look of dismay when the desired Carlyle is missing, and is found in the hands of the first comer. One, we ' ll call her A, finds a second copy behind the row of books, where it has been hidden for safe keeping; B, not so fortunate, amuses herself by a.sking the busy girls how much of the " Essaj ' on Burns " they have read, as if it does an^^ good to know that one has read only down to the " sermon on the duty of staying at home; " and B goes on tormenting and interfering. " Oh my! how full you are making your notes ! " " I haven ' t time to keep mine in ink, and they won ' t be half so nice as j ' ours, " she says impatiently. " Oh, do go to work and stop talking! " exclaims A; and so finding herself the only idle one. B, settles down to learn an anecdote to tell at French conversation; everything is quiet, and for fifteen minutes even the ticking clock and the sound of the fast flying pens seem loud. I have become very much absorbed in ni} ' reading, but a sudden hum of voices distracts me, and I look up to find the Librarian gone, and hear, " Oh ! do you know we are going to have ice-cream for dinner to-day ? " " Why of course the snow ' s on the ground. " " B}- the way, do you think Miss Baldwin ' ill let us go sleigh-riding to-morrow? ' ' " Hope so, for there is no soiree to-morrow night, and none of us will be kept at home on ac count of rehearsesals. " " I

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