We removed them one by one; and as we progressed, he said with an impatient smile, it is always sure to be the last one.
And so it was. Having found it, he departed immediately; and soon after I saw him on his way to church.
Every day as soon as the first press of business is over, the Secretary comes out of his office and taps me on the shoulder, and invites me to ride with him in quest of a house.
We go to those offered for rent; but he cannot be suited.
To-day I was startled by the announcement from Col. Bledsoe that he would resign soon, and that it was his purpose to ask the President to appoint me chief of the bureau in his place.
I said I preferred a less conspicuous position-and less labor-but thanked him. He said he had no influence with the Secretary — an incontrovertible fact; and that he thought he should return to the University.
While we were speaking, the President's messenger came in with a note to the colonel; I did not