And even Vivie Cass, who hated men who ate with their knives she would be driven to murder by the table-manners of Reminitsky's boarders, but she would take delight in "Dago Charlie," the tobacco-chewing mule which had once been Hal's pet! Hal could hardly wait for daylight to come, so that he might begin these efforts at social amalgamation!
They are often very crowded, and crowding may develop fastidious animosities. A man may tolerate shrapnel in the trenches with equanimity, and yet may find his neighbour's table-manners in billets positively intolerable. Men may become "stale" or get on each other's nerves. When a company commander sees signs of this, he has one very potent prescription; he prescribes a good stiff route march.
A momentary self-distrust seized her in the matter of table-manners; but she shook it off. She would watch what Gaga did. She mustn't drink too much. She must mind her step. Then, irresistibly: "What a lark!" murmured Sally. She was very demure upon Miss Summers' return, and listened with equanimity to a few remarks made by Miss Summers as to the capacity of Miss Rapson.
And then Azalma would help him to a second slice of pork or fetch the cake of maple sugar from the cupboard. When she wearied of these strange table-manners and bade him help himself in the usual fashion, he smoothed her ruffled temper with good-humoured excuses, "Quite right. Quite right. I won't do it again; but you always loved a joke, Azalma.
I was only the daughter of old hard-up Melvyn, consequently I had little weight with the children, which made things very hard for me as a teacher. One day at lunch I asked my mistress if she would like the children to be instructed in table-manners. "Certainly," her husband replied, so I commenced. "Jimmy, you must never put your knife in your mouth." "Pa does at any rate," replied Jimmy.
Why, at the farthest side of the Three-Times table Sara saw a Fraction who consisted entirely of one eye! There was one table, to be sure, the Eleven-Times, the noisiest of all, that was occupied entirely by Improper Fractions; but aside from their table-manners and general behavior, which were shocking, Sara thought they looked even worse than the proper ones.
They will want to know more about Maeterlinck and they will joyously imagine what they would say to him and how he would answer, what he would eat and how he would behave. In this way we may enjoy knowing better Lincoln, Whittier, Florence Nightingale, and an innumerable company. Seventhly, this is the place to remind ourselves that table-manners are no small part of the moral life.
I'll admit we lack some things. Maybe our theater isn't as good as shows in Paris. All right! I don't want to see any foreign culture suddenly forced on us whether it's street-planning or table-manners or crazy communistic ideas." Vida sketched what she termed "practical things that will make a happier and prettier town, but that do belong to our life, that actually are being done."
Pigs are naturally so untidy about their persons, and have such shocking table-manners that it seems difficult to treat a sow like a lady, but that one in the pen yonder, with her litter of sucking pigs, seems very interesting. Come, let's have a look. Aren't the little pigs dear things? I'd like to climb in and take one of them up to pet it; do you s'pose she'd mind it if I did?
Mighty Kinchinjanga The inconceivable splendours of a Himalayan sunrise The last Indian telegraph-office The irrepressible British Tommy An improvised garden An improvised Durbar Hall A splendid ceremony A native dinner The disguised Europeans Our shocking table-manners Incidents Two impersonations; one successful, the other reverse I come off badly Indian jugglers The rope-trick The juggler, the rope, and the boy An inexplicable incident A performing cobra scores a success Ceylon "Devil Dancers" Their performance The Temple of the Tooth The uncovering of the Tooth Details concerning An abominable libel Tea and coffee Peradeniya Gardens The upas tree of Java Colombo an Eastern Clapham Junction The French lady and the savages The small Bermudian and the inhabitants of England.