Peter Van Tromp, an English-speaking, two-legged animal of the international genus, and by profession of general and more than equivocal utility.
A conversation usually ripened into a peculiar sort of intimacy, and it was extraordinary how many little services Van Tromp contrived to render in the course of six-and-thirty hours.
'Understand me,' continued Van Tromp; 'I am a man of the world.
This manner of carrying an intimacy at the bayonet's point was Van Tromp's stock-in- trade.
At last, as it grew towards dinner-time, 'Do you know Paris?' asked Van Tromp.
As for the Strange Things, the reader will be relieved to hear that they were no stranger than might have been expected, and he may find things quite as strange without the expense of a Van Tromp for guide.
'So English!' cried Van Tromp, clutching him by the hand.
"Well, well," said Cornelius, "you are a very skilful pilot, John; but I doubt whether you will as safely guide your brother out of the Buytenhof in the midst of this gale, and through the raging surf of popular hatred, as you did the fleet of Van Tromp
past the shoals of the Scheldt to Antwerp."
THEY swarmed up towards Sherburn's house, a- whooping and raging like Injuns, and everything had to clear the way or get run over and tromped
to mush, and it was awful to see.
So I tromped
right along 'mongst 'em, en went up on de b'iler deck en 'way back aft to de ladies' cabin guard, en sot down dah in de same cheer dat I'd sot in 'mos' a hund'd million times, I reckon; en it 'uz jist home ag'in, I tell you!
Since 2010, the group runs a LEEM (Low Energy Electron Microscope) developed by Tromp
at IBM, which images the reflected electrons.
A first-generation college graduate from Wyoming, Tromp
is currentlycampus provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of California at Santa Cruz, ranked by U.S.