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"That is all very well, " she answered, "but I am not sure that we ought to be in the gallery at Covent Garden together, with a chaperon who will sleep!"
During these delectable entertainments, Miss Wirt and the chaperon sate by, and conned over the peerage, and talked about the nobility.
A red chaperon or cap, with long hanging cornette, sat daintily on the back of his black-curled head, while his gold-hued shoes were twisted up a la poulaine , as though the toes were shooting forth a tendril which might hope in time to entwine itself around his massive leg.
She did not forget his promise to sample Eustace Miles, and asked him as soon as she could secure Tibby as his chaperon. He came, and partook of body-building dishes with humility.
"I am, as it were," she concluded, "the chaperon of my young cousin, Lucy, and it would be a serious thing if I put her under an obligation to people of whom we know nothing.
Hadley, who chaperoned them; "Whisky" Bob, a youthful oyster pirate of sixteen; and "Spider" Healey, a black-whiskered wharf-rat of twenty.
Rushworth, on a point of some similarity, and could not help wondering as she listened; and glad would she have been not to be obliged to listen, for it was while all the other young people were dancing, and she sitting, most unwillingly, among the chaperons at the fire, longing for the re-entrance of her elder cousin, on whom all her own hopes of a partner then depended.
"I really don't think that I am at all properly chaperoned. This comes, I suppose, from having acquired a character for independence."
"Here or amongst the chaperons," she answered, as they passed on.
To directly address this issue, we propose the chaperon action with the main goal to recruit a world class researcher and research manager to 1) establish and lead new laboratory of translational cancer genomics filling a thematic gap in the structure of the center; 2) become the head of research programme 2 of the center, thus strongly boosting its excellence; and 3) take a position in several institutional advisory and supervisory bodies in order to moderate the transformation of human resource policies and managerial processes at the faculty of medicine in pilsen and charles university on their way to excellence.
They have freedom of movement; as they drive, attend social gatherings, go to cinema, concerts and exhibitions, with or without any male family member as chaperon. Even unmarried girls move about freely in the company of the young men of their choice.
About 25 students from MacArthur Middle School in Prospect Heights also helped chaperon.