Babbitt paid his bill, said adequately, "Oh, keep the change," and drove off in an ecstasy of honest self-appreciation.
It was ecstasy to escape from the table, from the torture of a straight chair, and loll on the davenport in the living-room.
When she had firmly returned him to his group, he remembered, by a connection quite untraceable, that his mother’s mother had been Scotch, and with head thrown back, eyes closed, wide mouth indicating ecstasy, he sang, very slowly and richly, "Loch Lomond."
He had a certain ecstasy in the pain when she gnawed at the cuticle of his nails with a sharp knife.
He wanted to be near her, on pretense of helping her, yet he wanted to remain in this still ecstasy.
He was plumply pleased by salutes on the street from unknown small boys; his ears were tickled to ruddy ecstasy by hearing himself called "Colonel;" and if he did not attend Sunday School merely to be thus exalted, certainly he thought about it all the way there.
And always, with the ecstasy of youth meeting greatness, he marveled, "That little fuzzy-face there, why, he could make me or break me!
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