The answer came swiftly - because she no longer thought of him as adopted.
When I came in here, Destiny was awake, so I got her up.
From there the horse dashed in and out of the poles and came to a stop on his haunches.
I lost track of time until Alex came along and revived my interest in the ranch.
He stopped thinking about the past and his gaze seemed to come to the present.
He glanced up and smiled when she came in, his gaze drifting from her to the door.
Seven o'clock came and went without Alex.
This splendid group of colored suns sent rays darting in every direction, and as the horse and buggy--with Dorothy and Zeb--sank steadily downward and came nearer to the lights, the rays began to take on all the delicate tintings of a rainbow, growing more and more distinct every moment until all the space was brilliantly illuminated.
Dorothy had a green streak through the center of her face where the blue and yellow lights came together, and her appearance seemed to add to his fright.
His great weight made him fall faster than the children walked, and he passed them on the way down; but when he came to the glass pavement he alighted upon it so softly that he was not even jarred.
It was the same sort of climb one experiences when walking up a hill, and they were nearly out of breath when they came to the row of openings, which they perceived to be doorways leading into halls in the upper part of the house.
Many years before you came here this Land was united under one Ruler, as it is now, and the Ruler's name was always 'Oz,' which means in our language 'Great and Good'; or, if the Ruler happened to be a woman, her name was always 'Ozma.'
In the morning, as soon as it was daylight, he resolved to take a walk and try to find some grass for breakfast; so he ambled calmly through the handsome arch of the doorway, turned the corner of the palace, wherein all seemed asleep, and came face to face with the Sawhorse.
Before they had reached the trees the Sawhorse was far ahead, and the wooden animal returned to the starting place as was being lustily cheered by the Ozites before Jim came panting up to the canopy where the Princess and her friends were seated.
Morning came and still they sought.
One day word came that a savage wolf had been seen in the forest.
Soon he came to a wilder place.
There the bushes were very close together and the pathway came to an end.
The next day twenty men and boys came together for the grand wolf hunt.
Then another shoe came off.
About an hour later, a well-dressed gentleman came into the hotel and said, "I wish to see Mr. Jefferson."
As the nation grew, so did what came to be called the American Dream.
When Jenner did variolations on milkmaids who had had cowpox, they never came down with smallpox.
Half a century later, nitrous oxide came into use as an anesthetic.
In 1895, X-rays were used in medical imaging, and four years later, aspirin came along.
Dialysis came a few years later, then chemotherapy, then the defibrillator, then the polio vaccine; then came cloning, then a kidney transplant.
When Julius Caesar came to power a decade later, he found 320,000 on the rolls.
Three centuries later, it became a hereditary right and came with a daily ration of two pounds of bread ("Hey, you don't expect us to cook the free grain, do you?") and occasionally included meat, olive oil, and salt.
I came, I saw, I conquered, as the first baby in the family always does.
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.
A strange odour came up from the earth.
I felt the intermittent jarring that came now and then, as if something heavy had fallen and the shock had traveled up till it reached the limb I sat on.
"Love is something like the clouds that were in the sky before the sun came out," she replied.
The first Christmas after Miss Sullivan came to Tuscumbia was a great event.
I remember with delight how I went through their rose-garden, how their dogs, big Leo and little curly-haired Fritz with long ears, came to meet me, and how Nimrod, the swiftest of the horses, poked his nose into my hands for a pat and a lump of sugar.
The nearest that I came to actual possession was when I bought the Hollowell place, and had begun to sort my seeds, and collected materials with which to make a wheelbarrow to carry it on or off with; but before the owner gave me a deed of it, his wife--every man has such a wife--changed her mind and wished to keep it, and he offered me ten dollars to release him.
At night there was never a traveller passed my house, or knocked at my door, more than if I were the first or last man; unless it were in the spring, when at long intervals some came from the village to fish for pouts--they plainly fished much more in the Walden Pond of their own natures, and baited their hooks with darkness--but they soon retreated, usually with light baskets, and left "the world to darkness and to me," and the black kernel of the night was never profaned by any human neighborhood.
I have never felt lonesome, or in the least oppressed by a sense of solitude, but once, and that was a few weeks after I came to the woods, when, for an hour, I doubted if the near neighborhood of man was not essential to a serene and healthy life.
She was probably the only thoroughly sound-conditioned, healthy, and robust young lady that ever walked the globe, and wherever she came it was spring.
When visitors came in larger and unexpected numbers there was but the third chair for them all, but they generally economized the room by standing up.
But fewer came to see me on trivial business.
He came along early, crossing my bean-field, though without anxiety or haste to get to his work, such as Yankees exhibit.
Pierre reaching the house first went into Prince Andrew's study like one quite at home, and from habit immediately lay down on the sofa, took from the shelf the first book that came to his hand (it was Caesar's Commentaries), and resting on his elbow, began reading it in the middle.
The princess came in.
From the third room came sounds of laughter, the shouting of familiar voices, the growling of a bear, and general commotion.
Devil take you! came from different sides.
The countess herself and her handsome eldest daughter were in the drawing-room with the visitors who came to congratulate, and who constantly succeeded one another in relays.
Hardly had Boris gone than Sonya, flushed, in tears, and muttering angrily, came in at the other door.
It opened and Nicholas came in.