"Take care, Monica dear," said one, shrouding herself in the lace curtain; "don't let them see us.
"My goodness me!" cried Monica, the smaller, the drier, and the more wizened of the pair.
"By 'we' I mean myself and Monica. But for her, I am and have been and always wish to be alone."
Margaret guessed at Monica's type--"Italiano Inglesiato" they had named it: the crude feminist of the South, whom one respects but avoids.
, mother of the holy Augustine, he was heard by brother Ambrose and others to say that he wished twenty thousand devils would fly away with the said Monica
, mother of the holy Augustine, or any other saint who came between a man and his meat.
The truth was that as I sat in the Tyler library at Santa Monica
I commenced to feel a trifle foolish and to wish that I had merely forwarded the manuscript by express instead of bearing it personally, for I confess that I do not enjoy being laughed at.
Monica, John,' she cried, 'and half a sovereign if you reach it in twenty minutes.'
Monica,' said I, 'and half a sovereign if you reach it in twenty minutes.' It was twenty-five minutes to twelve, and of course it was clear enough what was in the wind.
"I am Tom Billings of Santa Monica
, California," he said.
's as good as another, I find, at my time of life.
'Couldn't see 'em fer cinders,' he described it, and the MONICA
stuck by me....
My home is in Santa Monica
. I am, or was, junior member of my father's firm.