She struggled, felt her breath failing, tried to rise, and fell back unconscious. At the same time Alice was sitting in the drawing-room, in conversation with Mr. Willis Rodman. 'Arry having been invited for this evening, Rodman was asked with him, as had been the case before. 'Arry was at present amusing himself in the stables, exchanging sentiments with the groom.
We'll climb the trees like a couple of cats, and take our knives and serape off the precious lumps that are worth so much money to the druggists. You've let down the bars, I see." "'Cause I knew you'd come to-night," said Rodman. "I felt it in my bones. We're going to have a splendid supper." "Are we? That's good news."
Rodman Wanamaker, of Philadelphia, and the tests of the ship under the supervision of a young British army officer who was to make the voyage were progressing most promisingly. But the event that plunged the world into war put a sudden end to experiments like this for the commercial development of the airplane.
"Plenty of room for that," laughed Rodman. Dick Adams brought the tender alongside, and pulled Mr. Norwood, Rodman, and Donald to the Penobscot. "I congratulate you, Don John," said Mr. Montague, extending his hand to the boat-builder. "You have won the race handsomely." "Thank you, sir." "It is a double triumph to you, since you both built your yacht, and sailed her," added Mr. Montague.
The ladies and gentlemen on board of the Penobscot congratulated the hero of the occasion, and condoled with the commodore, till the last of the fleet arrived. The judges filled out the schedule with the corrected time. "Captain Rodman, of the Maud," said the chairman; and the owner of the winning yacht stepped forward.
He lay perfectly still, except that he raised his hand and puffed at his extinct cigar. She looked down at the pattern on the Persian rug beside his couch a symmetrical scroll of old rose, on a black ground sown with multicolored flowerets. "I suppose it's the Clay heirs and the Rodman heirs you owe the money to?" "And the Compton heirs, and old Miss Burnaby, and the two Misses Brown, and "
But if a kid like you goes there himself, how can you preach to Judith? And she only goes there for the dancing and fun." "But I'm a man!" "I don't care what you are. You can't preach good sermons with a foul tongue. You ought to have the nerve to look at yourself as you are before you try to bring up Judith. Lost Chief is still fairly honest. Even your father calls Inez Rodman by her right title.
Jocelyn Brown, Grandma's grand-daughter, dancing frequently with Charleton Falkner, was at twelve only slightly shorter than Little Marion. She had the face of an angel, the vocabulary of a cowman, and was built of steel. Inez Rodman, very fair and slender, easily five feet nine, was scorned by the older women but was brazenly popular with their husbands and the younger set of boys and girls.
Rifled cannon certainly present problems far more complicated than the small-arm. They can by no means be considered, as yet, so near perfection. It is boldly maintained by many experts, both here and in England, that the "smashing" power at point-blank range of such smooth-bores as the Rodman 12-inch and 15-inch is greater than that of the rifle of the same weight.
To be cast into jail and locked up in a cell is not a pleasant experience even for one who deserves such a fate; while to an honest lad like Rodman Blake who had only tried to perform what he considered his duty to the best of his ability, it was terrible. In vain did he assure himself that his friends would soon discover his predicament and release him from it.