I meant... do I have time to fix you a hot lunch?
Such a pleasant day and evening should have ended with a restful night and happy dreams, but it didn't.
She was equally certain that he would have loved them.
I thought maybe by now you would have adjusted.
Maybe she would have if she hadn't been shoving it from her mind.
We're going to have a baby, not a sin.
It wouldn't have been so much fun for him if she had reacted the way he did when she told him she was pregnant.
You'll all have to walk.
If it isn't I'll have to stand it, that's all.
But I have been examining this tunnel, and I do not see any signs of so large a beast having passed through it.
Have you breakfasted, Sir Horse?
The pretty little creatures would have been a novelty anywhere, so the people were as amazed and delighted at their appearance as even the Wizard could have desired.
Ozma was happy to have Dorothy beside her, for girls of her own age with whom it was proper for the Princess to associate were very few, and often the youthful Ruler of Oz was lonely for lack of companionship.
Where in the world have you been, my lad?
"I have something here for little Edward," he said.
It is a little speech that I have written for him.
The caliph wished you to amuse him with pleasant thoughts, and you have filled his mind with melancholy.
"I have only six nails," he said, "and it will take a little time to hammer out ten more."
I deceived only the birds, but you have deceived me, a painter.
"You have done well" said his grandfather.
"My lord," said one, "we have had a disagreement, and wish you to settle the matter."
From that vantage point, if you had tried to look fifty years ahead to what the world would be like in the year 2500 BC, you would have expected very little change.
If you had been born in 1170 in Paris, you would have turned twenty in 1190.
If you had looked ahead fifty years to 1240, you wouldn't have anticipated much change.
For although these five woes have long plagued humanity, I am confident their days are numbered.
There is no reason any of them have to be.
They exist simply because we have not had the means to solve them in the past.
I am also a historian with a full understanding of how poverty, disease, ignorance, famine, and war have dominated life on this planet.
A shiver ran through the tree, and the wind sent forth a blast that would have knocked me off had I not clung to the branch with might and main.
Gradually from naming an object we advance step by step until we have traversed the vast distance between our first stammered syllable and the sweep of thought in a line of Shakespeare.
Finally I noticed a very obvious error in the sequence and for an instant I concentrated my attention on the lesson and tried to think how I should have arranged the beads.
Then in simpler words than these, which at that time I could not have understood, she explained: You cannot touch the clouds, you know; but you feel the rain and know how glad the flowers and the thirsty earth are to have it after a hot day.
All my early lessons have in them the breath of the woods--the fine, resinous odour of pine needles, blended with the perfume of wild grapes.
Arithmetic seems to have been the only study I did not like.
Once a gentleman, whose name I have forgotten, sent me a collection of fossils--tiny mollusk shells beautifully marked, and bits of sandstone with the print of birds' claws, and a lovely fern in bas-relief.
I have travelled a good deal in Concord; and everywhere, in shops, and offices, and fields, the inhabitants have appeared to me to be doing penance in a thousand remarkable ways.
I have no doubt that some of you who read this book are unable to pay for all the dinners which you have actually eaten, or for the coats and shoes which are fast wearing or are already worn out, and have come to this page to spend borrowed or stolen time, robbing your creditors of an hour.
From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats.
They have told me nothing, and probably cannot tell me anything to the purpose.
Here is life, an experiment to a great extent untried by me; but it does not avail me that they have tried it.
According to Evelyn, "the wise Solomon prescribed ordinances for the very distances of trees; and the Roman prÃ¦tors have decided how often you may go into your neighbor's land to gather the acorns which fall on it without trespass, and what share belongs to that neighbor."
But man's capacities have never been measured; nor are we to judge of what he can do by any precedents, so little has been tried.
"I have brought my work," said she in French, displaying her bag and addressing all present.
"Mind, Annette, I hope you have not played a wicked trick on me," she added, turning to her hostess.
Yes, I have heard of his scheme for perpetual peace, and it is very interesting but hardly feasible.
I have asked Golitsyn and he has refused.
He told me himself that all the Moscow ladies have conspired to give him all their sons as adjutants.
What have they done for Louis XVII, for the Queen, or for Madame Elizabeth?
By intrigues, violence, exile, and executions, French society--I mean good French society--will have been forever destroyed, and then...