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"Flora pictured a clean-shaven, high-hatted, spectacled gentleman jumping out of a buggy, and the image became a fixture in her mind. 'I won't marry anybody except a doctor,' she would declare, with conscious avoidance of bad grammar, as it behooved a doctor's wife."

"But the distance between him and the mayor's office was dwindling fast. Each time the car came to a halt he wished the pause could be prolonged indefinitely; and when it resumed its progress, the violent lurch it gave was accompanied by a corresponding sensation in his heart."


Yekl and the Imported Bridegroom and Other Stories of the New York Ghetto