Ruston, the closest town to Grambling, had a particularly gruesome reputation.
I saw that all that could be done for Ruston had been attended to, and then, lying down, tried to forget my troubles in sleep.
"It might be too stimulating for him," suggested Miss Ruston.
"They say Miss Ruston does the most wonderful photographs," she observed.
Mrs. Ruston compressed her lips, and went on for a minute with what she was doing to one of the twins, as if she hadn't heard.
"I've decided to make a little change in our arrangements, Mrs. Ruston," she said.
Mrs. Ruston took a considerably longer interval to digest this reply.
Miss Ruston cried, setting her exploring foot on a porch floor which promptly sagged beneath her weight.
To this last observation it became evident that Mrs. Ruston meant to make no reply at all.
Mrs. Ruston had made her two-hour constitutional that afternoon into an opportunity for calling on him at his office.