Gilbert had dashed home from the final rehearsal, and his mother had helped him with the unfamiliarities of evening dress, while he gave her a list of all the places in the music where, as he said, the band was "rocky," and especially the 'cellos, and a further list of all the smart musical things that the players from London had said to him and he had said to them.
And he liked girls devilish cunning games, with the same old trumps up their sleeves when they wore 'em but this girl was just puzzlingly different enough to evoke a curiously haunting wonder. Was it the difference in environment? Or in herself? He couldn't quite make her out. He seemed to be groping for some clew, some familiar sign that would resolve all the unfamiliarities to old acquaintance.
It comes to us then, clear and full, that our imagination has realised itself; we dismiss quite finally a Rip-Van-Winkle fancy we have entertained, all the unfamiliarities of our descent from the mountain pass gather together into one fullness of conviction, and we know, we know, we are in Utopia.