Then Joe came into Silverstein's shop one hot Saturday afternoon to cool himself with ice-cream soda. She had not noticed his entrance, being busy with one other customer, an urchin of six or seven who gravely analyzed his desires before the show-case wherein truly generous and marvellous candy creations reposed under a cardboard announcement, "Five for Five Cents."
She had heard, "Ice-cream soda, please," and had herself asked, "What flavor?" without seeing his face.
But he could not linger forever over a glass of ice-cream soda, while he did not dare ask for a second glass.
The Blue Light does not consider that pharmacy is a thing of bric-a- brac, scent and ice-cream soda
. If you ask it for pain-killer it will not give you a bonbon.
Passing the bakery, half way down the block, he dropped in, ordered a chocolate ice-cream soda, and chose a seat near the window.
He drew a deep breath of relaxation and finished the glass of sweetness with that sense of self-conscious sheepishness which most men feel when they surrender to the sticky charms of an ice-cream soda. A few minutes later he stood beside Rose's worn desk.
"Well, I was whisperin' it'd be a good idea if you could dig up a gentleman friend - for her" (indicating her companion), "and then, we could go off an' have ice-cream soda
somewhere, or coffee, or anything."
and buck-wheat cakes, and a happy evening at lovely Luna Park.'
He used to come in and drink ice-cream sodas
and lemon-squashes, and stare at her.