After that they two not unfrequently fell in each other's way, and Dick would often treat the old boy
to breakfast on a moderate scale and in a restaurant of his own selection.
I waylaid old Bodger--Colonel Bodger, on the committee of the club, you know--and suggested over a whisky-and-soda that the management of Brown's would be behaving like sportsmen if they bumped my salary up a bit, and the old boy nearly strangled himself trying to suck down Scotch and laugh at the same time.
But I don't see how on the strength of that I could expert the old boy to adopt me.
But the old boy
was so far from responding, that he would not even walk to Hammersmith on the same side of the way; so, Herbert and I, who remained in town, saw them going down the street on opposite sides; Startop leading, and Drummle lagging behind in the shadow of the houses, much as he was wont to follow in his boat.
Even so did Raffles disappoint the Old Boys
in the evening as he had disappointed the school by day.
The old boys
ran from wall to wall while the new boys tried to catch them: when one was seized and the mystic words said--one, two, three, and a pig for me--he became a prisoner and, turning sides, helped to catch those who were still free.
I like to hear one of the old boys
telling all about it to a party of youngsters who he knows cannot contradict him.
Solely for past/present students of the school, the Old Boys
have got off to a tremendous start with six victories out in eight pre-season.
Bedworth batted first and were bowled out for 105 in their 20 overs and in reply the Old Boys
paced their innings to perfection.
The Old Boys
and Penarth will not meet on Boxing Day, but the Old Boys
will play a Penarth Barbarians side at 11.
An 80th minute goal from Sammy Donaldson gave the Old Boys
hope but they could find the equaliser.
THE Old Boys
broke the deadlock against the run of play.