The master returned to his desk, dipped his pen in the ink, and addressing some one at the back of the room, inquired, "What did Dr. Denson say your name was?" "Noaks, sir.
For Billie had suddenly doubled on her tracks, rushed to the back of the room, put her foot upon a steam radiator pipe and was trying to clamber to the top of a bookcase.
"Keep to the back of the room, my son," he said, "and listen.
There were two shelves of books hanging against the walls, and a pile of tracts and pamphlets, a foot deep, on a small table at the back of the room.
" In the back of the room Walter Drury, quietly looking on, sent up a silent thanksgiving.
In the tiny porch, there were many mysterious baskets and boxes and tin pails of varying sizes, and within doors a long table at the back of the room had on it many cups and saucers, with a pile of tissue paper napkins.
Pearl had gone to the back of the room to speak to the old gardener from Steadman's farm, a shy old man, who just naturally sought the most remote corner for his own.
" The president remained standing, his face a deep scarlet, and a tall boy at the back of the room got up and said, "Mr. President, what would be impossible in this climate, might be possible in a hot country like India.
" A tall girl at the back of the room rose, and said.
Across the back of the room ran the long bar.
At the back of the room, away from the window, were two folding doors.
It was in honor of this last lesson that he had put on his fine Sunday-clothes, and now I understood why the old men of the village were sitting there in the back of the room.
Down there at the back of the room old Hauser had put on his spectacles and, holding his primer in both hands, spelled the letters with them.
But I shook off the kind hand roughly, forgetting how he had saved my life, and nursed me for many weary weeks and stood by me through bad and worse; for just now the man at the table rose and took out a little iron box from a cupboard at the back of the room.
" Carolina Langdon stood at the back of the room, nervously awaiting the moment when, she knew, she would be forced into the unpleasant discussion.
In front of the fire was a large arm-chair, which shut whatever light there might be from the two children, a boy of eleven and a girl about two years younger, who sat on the floor at the back of the room.
" This from the prisoner, now standing with the others at the back of the room.
For some few minutes no one rose; presently, after a whispered conversation with his friend, an elderly farmer stood up from the forms at the very back of the room.
Therefore, to-night, when he had been speaking for a quarter of an hour, the quiet entrance of two figures which found places near the door at the back of the room disturbed nobody, and caused only a few heads to turn in their direction.
" Cowering in the back of the room Delany tried to hide himself among the spectators.
" A titter danced along the benches and some fool in the back of the room clapped his hands.
At the back of the room sat Miriam among the shadows, like some melody hovering in a musician's mind till he should call her forth.
" From a schoolish-looking cupboard in the back of the room, Mr. Gordon extracted a much-thumbed pamphlet on the linen and jute industry, published after extended investigation by the United States in 1913.
Then she opened the small folding-doors at the back of the room.
When it was alight, she set it on the chimney-shelf, revealing thereby a man at the back of the room, balancing his chair on two legs against the wail; his feet were on its highest round, and he twirled his thumbs.