With this disappointment I gave up all hope of getting out of the town of Hampton for my vacation
Stryver inaugurated the Long Vacation
with a formal proposal to take Miss Manette to Vauxhall Gardens; that failing, to Ranelagh; that unaccountably failing too, it behoved him to present himself in Soho, and there declare his noble mind.
The Temple, Chancery Lane, Serjeants' Inn, and Lincoln's Inn even unto the Fields are like tidal harbours at low water, where stranded proceedings, offices at anchor, idle clerks lounging on lop-sided stools that will not recover their perpendicular until the current of Term sets in, lie high and dry upon the ooze of the long vacation
. Outer doors of chambers are shut up by the score, messages and parcels are to be left at the Porter's Lodge by the bushel.
"Then why did you advise father to accept the vacation
But the sea was my delight; and I would often gladly pierce the town to obtain the pleasure of a walk beside it, whether with the pupils, or alone with my mother during the vacations
. It was delightful to me at all times and seasons, but especially in the wild commotion of a rough sea-breeze, and in the brilliant freshness of a summer morning.
"And that vacation
begins on the first of January and ends on the thirty-first of December?"
"But you've done good work this past year," Miss Stacy told them on the last evening, "and you deserve a good, jolly vacation
. Have the best time you can in the out-of-door world and lay in a good stock of health and vitality and ambition to carry you through next year.
She would not take Marilla's money; and there seemed little prospect of being able to earn enough in the summer vacation
On his vacations
he became the third in the family, and to him was given the building of the fires, the sweeping, and the washing of the dishes.
In the breathing spell of the vacation
he had taken, he had spent many hours in self- analysis, and thereby learned much of himself.
It was hard for the active fellows, right in the midst of their vacation
; and nobody blamed them when they contented themselves with brief calls, running of errands, and warm expressions of sympathy.
But each vacation
he brought home larger and larger drawings with the satiny rendering of landscape, and water-colors in vivid greens, together with manuscript books full of exercises and problems, in which the handwriting was all the finer because he gave his whole mind to it.