Laurie didn't seem to know where to begin, but Jo's eager questions soon set him going, and he told her how he had been at school in Vevay, where the boys never wore hats and had a fleet of boats on the lake, and for holiday
fun went on walking trips about Switzerland with their teachers.
Every Friday afternoon one of the hired men from the farm drove into Winesburg and took her home for the week-end, so that she did not spend the Saturday holiday
with the town people.
She said possibly she might, and he negotiated with her for some Parisian studies to reach him in time for the holiday
trade in December.
As the two truants rolled up the avenue the spring sunshine warmed them, the sense of duties neglected added zest to their holiday
, and young Mr.
In the first flush of gratitude to their father for this opportune holiday
, something of harmony had been restored to the family circle that had of late been shaken by discord.
The tragedy is enacted with as continual a repetition as that of a popular drama on a holiday
, and, nevertheless, is felt as deeply, perhaps, as when an hereditary noble sinks below his order.
When school hours were over, he was even the companion and playmate of the larger boys; and on holiday
afternoons would convoy some of the smaller ones home, who happened to have pretty sisters, or good housewives for mothers, noted for the comforts of the cupboard.
She left it, at the end of the year, to go home, as she said, for a short holiday
, to which the time she had put in had certainly given her a right.
Nevertheless, ere long, the warm, warbling persuasiveness of the pleasant, holiday
weather we came to, seemed gradually to charm him from his mood.
It was a Nantucket ship, the Bachelor, which had just wedged in her last cask of oil, and bolted down her bursting hatches; and now, in glad holiday
apparel, was joyously, though somewhat vain-gloriously, sailing round among the widely-separated ships on the ground, previous to pointing her prow for home.
For some people Christmas and the New Year are very merry times; but for cabmen and cabmen's horses it is no holiday
, though it may be a harvest.
There is no exception to this rule, not even little Ona--who has asked for a holiday
the day after her wedding day, a holiday
without pay, and been refused.