It was the first time she thought of Katie that way.
Even so, she had accepted it in her mind to a degree.
Alex had destroyed it then with suspicion and accusations.
Long dark lashes and black curly hair - he had it all.
It was true, and it brought color to his neck, but he didn't comment.
The fire snapped as it grew.
"Let's do it," she finally said unceremoniously.
Crash after crash echoed far above their heads, as the earth came together where it had split, and stones and chunks of clay rattled around them on every side.
All this was so terrible and unreal that he could not understand it at all, and so had good reason to be afraid.
It was the earthquake.
"Who did you say it was?" whispered Zeb to the girl.
"How does it taste?" asked the Wizard.
By journeying through the glass mountain they had reached a delightful valley that was shaped like the hollow of a great cup, with another rugged mountain showing on the other side of it, and soft and pretty green hills at the ends.
I only hope it wasn't poison.
But since you wish to hear my part, And urge me to begin it, I'll strive for praise with all my heart, Though small the hope to win it.
It was the first money that he had ever had.
Boston is now a great city, but at that time it was only a little town.
He hardly knew how it tasted.
What a big family it was!
The big boy looked at him and blew it again.
Oh, what a pretty sound it made!
It is bigger than movable type.
This viewpoint seems reasonable because it is largely consistent with our everyday experience of life.
Books based on this "wouldn't-it-be-great-if ..." approach to the future are works of pure faith or pure fiction, not of reason.
This third way is based on the principle that it is possible to see the future by accepting discontinuity but not unpredictability.
As impossible as it must have seemed to most people in the 1940s, a few people in that era in fact foresaw the moon landing.
Discontinuity happens, but it is not unpredictable.
Why is it that history repeats itself?
I do not remember when I first realized that I was different from other people; but I knew it before my teacher came to me.
I think I knew when I was naughty, for I knew that it hurt Ella, my nurse, to kick her, and when my fit of temper was over I had a feeling akin to regret.
The guinea-fowl likes to hide her nest in out-of-the-way places, and it was one of my greatest delights to hunt for the eggs in the long grass.
Of course I did not know what it was all about, but I enjoyed the pleasant odours that filled the house and the tidbits that were given to Martha Washington and me to keep us quiet.
One day I happened to spill water on my apron, and I spread it out to dry before the fire which was flickering on the sitting-room hearth.
The apron did not dry quickly enough to suit me, so I drew nearer and threw it right over the hot ashes.
I went upstairs with something which my mother made me understand I was to give to Miss Sullivan; but no sooner had I given it to her than I slammed the door to, locked it, and hid the key under the wardrobe in the hall.
Here is life, an experiment to a great extent untried by me; but it does not avail me that they have tried it.
One farmer says to me, "You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make bones with"; and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying his system with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plow along in spite of every obstacle.
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."
If I had remembered this it would have prevented some mistakes.
The greater part of what my neighbors call good I believe in my soul to be bad, and if I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior.
How vigilant we are! determined not to live by faith if we can avoid it; all the day long on the alert, at night we unwillingly say our prayers and commit ourselves to uncertainties.
All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant.
It is the cross I have to bear.
"We will talk of it later," said Anna Pavlovna with a smile.
It is only necessary for one powerful nation like Russia--barbaric as she is said to be--to place herself disinterestedly at the head of an alliance having for its object the maintenance of the balance of power of Europe, and it would save the world!
It was evident that he not only knew everyone in the drawing room, but had found them to be so tiresome that it wearied him to look at or listen to them.
All the affectation of interest she had assumed had left her kindly and tear-worn face and it now expressed only anxiety and fear.
"What would it cost you to say a word to the Emperor, and then he would be transferred to the Guards at once?" said she.
"Believe me, Princess, I am ready to do all I can," answered Prince Vasili, "but it is difficult for me to ask the Emperor.