As he lay in his narrow upper bunk at midnight, he saw her eyes, now impertinent, now reproving, now warm with trust in him.
The reproofs with which he had planned to crush her vanished.
She had often reproved Martin for his inappreciation of Howells, for wearing flannel shirts, and for his failure to hand her down from street-cars in the manner of a fiction hero.
After three years on a backwoods football team he still believed with unflinching optimism that he could sterilize young men by administering reproofs, with the nickering of a lady Sunday School teacher and the delicacy of a charging elephant.
He was cheerful, but never with the reproving and infuriating cheerfulness of an Ira Hinkley.
When Martin said "damn," Clif reproved him with, "Of course I’m only a hick, but I don’t think a lady like the Princess here would like you to cuss."
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She’s the kind of boss who reproves in private and praises in public.
I don’t want to spoil her, but I don’t have the heart to reprove her.