He chose a moment when the teacher was looking in silence at the book.
Seryozha looked intently at the teacher, at his scanty beard, at his spectacles, which had slipped down below the ridge on his nose, and fell into so deep a reverie that he heard nothing of what the teacher was explaining to him.
After a while I succeeded in making arrangements with the teacher to give me some lessons at night, after the day's work was done.
I was in deep perplexity, because I knew that the teacher would demand of me at least two names, and I had only one.
The two teachers murmured their respectful approval of this home-thrust, and looked at Nell as though they would have said that there indeed Miss Monflathers had hit her very hard.
'"How doth the little--"' murmured one of the teachers, in quotation from Doctor Watts.
But where are the teachers
? There are none to be found.
"Silence!" ejaculated a voice; not that of Miss Miller, but one of the upper teachers
, a little and dark personage, smartly dressed, but of somewhat morose aspect, who installed herself at the top of one table, while a more buxom lady presided at the other.
Nay, I despair not that, even here, in this region of Three Dimensions, your Lordship's art may make the Fourth Dimension visible to me; just as in the Land of Two Dimensions my Teacher
's skill would fain have opened the eyes of his blind servant to the invisible presence of a Third Dimension, though I saw it not.
I will besiege this school teacher
. I will fly in the face of all men and if I am a creature of carnal lusts I will live then for my lusts."
And you never can be sorry for the trouble you took to learn them; for knowl- edge is worth more than anything there is in the world; it's what makes great men and good men; you'll be a great man and a good man yourself, some day, Thomas, and then you'll look back and say, It's all owing to the precious Sunday-school privileges of my boyhood -- it's all owing to my dear teachers
that taught me to learn -- it's all owing to the good superintendent, who en- couraged me, and watched over me, and gave me a beautiful Bible -- a splendid elegant Bible -- to keep and have it all for my own, always -- it's all owing to right bringing up!
She was merry and cheerful, and showed much innocent playfulness in her intercourse with her teacher
. Her delight on recognising a favourite playfellow and companion - herself a blind girl - who silently, and with an equal enjoyment of the coming surprise, took a seat beside her, was beautiful to witness.
"Mademoiselle," said she, looking up and addressing the teacher
, "Will you have the goodness to go and stand in the corridor, while the young ladies are putting on their things, and try to keep some order?"
THE members of the School Board in Doosnoswair being suspected of appointing female teachers
for an improper consideration, the people elected a Board composed wholly of women.
You need the discipline of study, such as only skilled teachers
can give you.