turned her easel so that no one but the master could see the sketch, which she placed upon it, and said, in an agitated voice:--
Do have something more to say about your pupil
's letter?" She noiselessly drew her chair forward, as she said these words, a few inches beyond the line of the visitor's chair.
For two or three days she went out canvassing for pupils
. One evening she came home elated.
The young lady teachers "showed off" -- bending sweetly over pupils
that were lately being boxed, lifting pretty warning fingers at bad little boys and patting good ones lovingly.
Suddenly his eye gave a blink, as if it had met something that either dazzled or shocked its pupil
; turning, he said in more rapid accents than he had hitherto used -
In one sense, the pupil
's witty answer might be given by a large majority of sublunary beings.
Miss Peecher's favourite pupil
, who assisted her in her little household, was in attendance with a can of water to replenish her little watering-pot, and sufficiently divined the state of Miss Peecher's affections to feel it necessary that she herself should love young Charley Hexam.
"All right," said the Sunday-school Pupil
; "go ahead."
"Prince Vasili finds you to his taste as a daughter-in-law and makes a proposal to you on his pupil
Did he receive a yearly salary, or did he get a little extra money for each new pupil
who took drawing lessons?
Although schoolmistresses' letters are to be trusted no more nor less than churchyard epitaphs; yet, as it sometimes happens that a person departs this life who is really deserving of all the praises the stone cutter carves over his bones; who IS a good Christian, a good parent, child, wife, or husband; who actually DOES leave a disconsolate family to mourn his loss; so in academies of the male and female sex it occurs every now and then that the pupil
is fully worthy of the praises bestowed by the disinterested instructor.
I did not invariably confine myself to these rules: it was against my conscience to do so; but I seldom could venture to deviate from them in the slightest degree, without incurring the wrath of my little pupil
, and subsequently of his mamma; to whom he would relate my transgressions maliciously exaggerated, or adorned with embellishments of his own; and often, in consequence, was I on the point of losing or resigning my situation.
She remembered the likeness between herself and her mother's favourite pupil
, as something which had been supposed to exist in past times; but she did not refer to the gift of the white dresses, or to the singular form of words in which the child had artlessly expressed her gratitude for them.
ate apples and put straws down one another's backs, until Mr Wopsle's great-aunt collected her energies, and made an indiscriminate totter at them with a birch-rod.
Influenced by the impression I had received of his gentleness, I was a good deal surprised when, on arriving the next day at my new employer's house, and being admitted to a first view of what was to be the sphere of my future labours, namely the large, lofty, and well lighted schoolrooms, I beheld a numerous assemblage of pupils
, boys of course, whose collective appearance showed all the signs of a full, flourishing, and well-disciplined seminary.