A GREAT DAY ......... by EDMONDO DE AMICIS
PEREAT ROCHUS ....... by ANTONIO FOGAZZARO
SAN PANTALEONE ...... by GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO
IT SNOWS .......... by ENRICO CASTELNUOVO
COLLEGE FRIENDS ..... by EDMONDO DE AMICIS
hand, wriggled between people's legs; hundreds of children, some on their own feet, some carried, some pushed, a whole world of little folk, hidden till then in the crowd, suddenly swarmed in one corner of the square; and how the women screamed! 'Take care!--Make room!--Look out for my child!'"
"Presently there was another shout: 'The women now! The women!' and another shuffling up and settling down of the crowd. Then a third shout, louder than any of the others: 'The army! The troops!' this time. Then came the most indescribable agitation, but underneath it all a sense of order and rapidity; none of the ordinary confusion and delay; every one helped, made way, co-operated; the whole immense multitude seemed to be under orders. Gradually the disturbance ceased, the noise diminished, the gesticulation subsided; and looking about one saw that all the soldiers, women, and children in the crowd had disappeared as if by magic.
"There they all stood, on the right side of the square, divided into thre