At that moment one of the young men, the best of the skaters of the day, came out of the coffee-house in his skates, with a cigarette in his mouth.
He took off his skates, and overtook the mother and daughter at the entrance of the gardens.
He had to make an effort to master himself, and to remind himself that people of all sorts were moving about her, and that he too might come there to skate.
Yes, I used once to skate with passion; I wanted to reach perfection.
It's a long while since we've seen you here, sir," said the attendant, supporting his foot, and screwing on the heel of the skate.
His assistance was welcome, and Miss Ward allowed him to put on her skates.
He stood on the shore, listening to the grinding, swaying sound of the skates, and watching the growing complexity of the curves they were engraving on the ice.
The time passed quickly; when Miss Ward sent for him to take off her skates there was a general groan and declaration that it could not possibly be half-past eight o'clock yet.
Allow me, Miss," he said to Gertrude, who was standing on one leg, leaning on Agatha, and taking off her own skates.
Winkle was far too wise to do anything of the kind, in skates.
Weller, and said in a stern voice, 'Take his skates off.
He pretends to skate, and this is how he succeeds:--
Even in India we don't exactly skate all the year round," observed Mr.
For the weather steadily hardened and sharpened; that night the ice of the lake, glimmering in the moonlight, was like a marble floor, and they had begun to dance and skate on it before it was dark.
Uncle sent those; I know he did; and, now I see them, I remember that I did want to skate