I thought maybe by now you would have adjusted.
Felipa finally took her by the arm.
I guess he was stunned by my beauty.
By the way, neither Alex nor I drink.
She was just surprised by what was in the envelope.
Three weeks ago she would have been embarrassed by such a conversation.
Alex was a wealthy man - rich by her standards.
The children were inclined to be frightened by the sight of the small animal, which reminded them of the bears; but Dorothy reassured them by explaining that Eureka was a pet and could do no harm even if she wished to.
Then, as the others had by this time moved away from the table, the kitten sprang upon the chair and put her paws upon the cloth to see what there was to eat.
By that time, the others had all retired.
Being reassured by the fact that the creatures could not crawl out of their rock-pockets, the children and the Wizard now took time to examine them more closely.
The legs of the Sawhorse were four sticks driving into holes bored in the log; its tail was a small branch that had been left by accident and its mouth a place chopped in one end of the body which projected a little and served as a head.
There is little doubt that my pretty piglet has been eaten by that horrid kitten, and if that is true the offender must be punished.
"Why do you want me?" asked Eureka, disturbed by this threat.
They stopped by the side of the road and made their manners.
Many of his poems are still read and loved by children as well as by grown up men and women.
"Then what shall we understand by these children being able to speak a Phrygian word which they have never heard from other lips?" asked the king.
The moon rose, and by its light he could see the dim form of the church tower, far away.
Then another light flashed clear and bright by the side of the first one.
"We don't know," was the answer, "but we saw her tracks down there by the brook.
It was no fun to be pulled over the sharp stones in that way; but it was better than to be bitten by the wolf.
Whether you are rich or poor, live in the developed world or the developing world, life today is better and easier than it was a century ago by virtually any measure.
They didn't foresee the baby boom brought about by a new post-war prosperity.
This third way is based on the principle that it is possible to see the future by accepting discontinuity but not unpredictability.
Because its meaning has to be imputed, we have tended to describe it in terms of prior technologies—which, in many cases, understates its potential by many orders of magnitude.
But it is an electronic library bigger and better than any other library that has ever existed or even been contemplated by humans.
But it is the biggest, best store ever, where you can buy anything from anywhere, based on reviews by other buyers, at a discount, and have it gift wrapped, engraved, altered, drop-shipped, and probably delivered by tomorrow.
But that movement was, by its nature, backward looking.
At six months I could pipe out "How d'ye," and one day I attracted every one's attention by saying "Tea, tea, tea" quite plainly.
Inspired, perhaps, by Master Gobbler's success, we carried off to the woodpile a cake which the cook had just frosted, and ate every bit of it.
When we were fortunate enough to find a nest I never allowed her to carry the eggs home, making her understand by emphatic signs that she might fall and break them.
The milkers would let me keep my hands on the cows while they milked, and I often got well switched by the cow for my curiosity.
Belle, our dog, my other companion, was old and lazy and liked to sleep by the open fire rather than to romp with me.
When the time of daisies and buttercups came Miss Sullivan took me by the hand across the fields, where men were preparing the earth for the seed, to the banks of the Tennessee River, and there, sitting on the warm grass, I had my first lessons in the beneficence of nature.
Two or three times we stopped to rest under a tree by the wayside.
Better if they had been born in the open pasture and suckled by a wolf, that they might have seen with clearer eyes what field they were called to labor in.
The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling.
Look at the teamster on the highway, wending to market by day or night; does any divinity stir within him?
See how he cowers and sneaks, how vaguely all the day he fears, not being immortal nor divine, but the slave and prisoner of his own opinion of himself, a fame won by his own deeds.
What everybody echoes or in silence passes by as true to-day may turn out to be falsehood to-morrow, mere smoke of opinion, which some had trusted for a cloud that would sprinkle fertilizing rain on their fields.
One may almost doubt if the wisest man has learned anything of absolute value by living.
Here is life, an experiment to a great extent untried by me; but it does not avail me that they have tried it.
But I warn you, if you don't tell me that this means war, if you still try to defend the infamies and horrors perpetrated by that Antichrist--I really believe he is Antichrist--I will have nothing more to do with you and you are no longer my friend, no longer my 'faithful slave,' as you call yourself!
She was, as she said, suffering from la grippe; grippe being then a new word in St. Petersburg, used only by the elite.
All her invitations without exception, written in French, and delivered by a scarlet-liveried footman that morning, ran as follows:
"If they had known that you wished it, the entertainment would have been put off," said the prince, who, like a wound-up clock, by force of habit said things he did not even wish to be believed.
"I think," said the prince with a smile, "that if you had been sent instead of our dear Wintzingerode you would have captured the King of Prussia's consent by assault.
The baron by all accounts is a poor creature.
"Baron Funke has been recommended to the Dowager Empress by her sister," was all she said, in a dry and mournful tone.