At the Athletic Club he led unwilling men aside to inquire, "Say, if you had to read a paper before a big convention, would you start in with the funny stories or just kind of scatter ’cause all through?"
He was solicitous about lighting her cigarette and inquiring as to her comfort.
He inquired in a voice quick with sympathy: "I suppose you have a lot of fellows who try to get fresh with you."
He drifted out to the City Hospital to inquire about Zilla.
She made him feel puffy, and at his best-beloved daily jokes she looked gently inquiring.
She had come to inquire about renting an apartment, and he took her away from the unskilled girl accountant.
His resentment was night-blurred; he was solicitous in inquiring, "What’s the trouble, hon?"
"How’s it going, Captain?" inquired Vergil Gunch.
He went in to mumble that he was "sorry, didn’t mean to be grouchy," and to inquire as to her interest in movies.
Club members whose names he did not know stopped him to inquire, "How’s your good lady getting on?"
He made Babbitt feel rich and important by his manner of inquiring, "What is your favorite tonic, sir?
When mobs raided the news-stands, at each was stationed a militiaman, a young, embarrassed citizen-soldier with eye-glasses, bookkeeper or grocery-clerk in private life, trying to look dangerous while small boys yelped, "Get onto de tin soldier!" and striking truck-drivers inquired tenderly, "Say, Joe, when I was fighting in France, was you in camp in the States or was you doing Swede exercises in the Y. M. C. A.?
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