Magdalen had made the most of her opportunities; she had learned all that the manager could teach her in the time.
Everybody felt that the difficulty lay here -- everybody saw the difficulty conquered -- everybody echoed the manager's enthusiasm at rehearsal, which had hailed her as a born actress.
It would not have surprised Miss Garth if she had discovered her pupil in the act of making terms with the manager for her forthcoming appearance in a public theater.
Many's the one I've given their chance to and they're managers
of departments now.
To ask for another room would be, as he could plainly see, an offence in the eyes of the manager. To remove to another hotel, would be to openly abandon an establishment in the success of which he had a pecuniary interest.
Still mindful of the slur that had been cast on one of his best bedchambers, the manager took occasion to ask the travellers the next morning how they liked their room.
'Plump!' exclaimed the manager, quite horrified, 'you'd spoil it for ever.'
Why, as he is now,' said the manager, striking his knee emphatically; 'without a pad upon his body, and hardly a touch of paint upon his face, he'd make such an actor for the starved business as was never seen in this country.
The Manager bowed and then turned to Pinocchio and said: "Ready, Pinocchio!
Pinocchio obediently bent his two knees to the ground and remained kneeling until the Manager, with the crack of the whip, cried sharply: "Walk!"
Debienne and Poligny, the managers
of the Opera, were giving a last gala performance to mark their retirement.
The manager started, and sprang down from his high stool.
The astonished manager glanced over the blue papers which his visitor had handed him.
It was remarked that the jurors appeared to be deeply interested in a rapid conversation which the manager of the "Epoque" was having with Maitre Henri Robert.
Every time a door opened, all eyes there turned towards it and back to the manager of the "Epoque," who sat impassive in his place.