Boys filed in from one coatroom, girls from another, at the stroke of nine on the following Monday morning.
When they did venture, tables got in their way, and they sought to cover embarrassment by heavy jocularity at the coatroom.
Out in the coatroom Dick snatched his hat from the nail as though he were in haste to get away.
The federalist members were released from the coatroom and sadly walked home.
Not to seem to spy upon her, Weatheral made his way back though the coatroom without disclosing himself.
A facetious fellow-member had given Boone a nickname out of Kipling in coatroom small-talk, and the title had stuck.