You would have said that was crazy.
Alex had directed the little he said to her only.
I knew the gifts I already had were not those of which friends had thrown out such tantalizing hints, and my teacher said the presents I was to have would be even nicer than these.
"Yes. Uncle Bill Hugson married your Uncle Henry's wife's sister; so we must be second cousins," said the boy, in an amused tone.
The beautiful creature passed her hands over her eyes an instant, tucked in a stray lock of hair that had become disarranged, and after a look around the garden made those present a gracious bow and said, in a sweet but even toned voice:
"Come, Edward, we must hurry," said the sister.
"Good morning, children!" said the minister; and he kindly shook hands with both.
I searched in the washings for a diamond and found it myself--the only true diamond, they said, that was ever found in the United States.
"By the way," said the man with the star, looking steadily at the Sorcerer, "you told us yesterday that there would not be a second Rain of Stones.
The little man gave a bow to the silent throng that had watched him, and then the Prince said, in his cold, calm voice:
"Never mind, my little fellows," said Mr. Lincoln "I will put you in your own cozy little bed."
"Do you remember those birds?" said Mr. Speed.
"Hello, Abraham!" said Mr. Hardin.
They had been as fortunate as the little boy who said he came very near seeing a rabbit--he saw his tracks.
At other times, in the midst of a paragraph I was writing, I said to myself, "Suppose it should be found that all this was written by some one long ago!"
Well, there I might live, I said; and there I did live, for an hour, a summer and a winter life; saw how I could let the years run off, buffet the winter through, and see the spring come in.
"I shall be delighted to meet them," said the prince.
"Mostly Arabian," he said, shifting his attention to Carmen.
"Not for me," Carmen said instantly, and then blushed.
"I wonder if these people never sleep," said the girl.
"All right," said the horse; "I'll do it."
"If the Wizard was here," said one of the piglets, sobbing bitterly, "he would not see us suffer so."
"Do so, my child," said the Minister; "and I hope that when you grow up you will become a wise man and a great orator."
He once said he does all this because he wants to introduce everyone in the world to everyone else.
It is said that in ancient China, doctors were paid when their patients were well.
Something I said made her think she detected in my words a confession that I did remember Miss Canby's story of "The Frost Fairies," and she laid her conclusions before Mr. Anagnos, although I had told her most emphatically that she was mistaken.
Mr. Anagnos, in speaking of my composition on the cities, has said, "These ideas are poetic in their essence."
But to confine myself to those who are said to be in moderate circumstances.
"Baron Funke has been recommended to the Dowager Empress by her sister," was all she said, in a dry and mournful tone.
"I can't help it," said the prince.
"I'll get us some coffee," she said, heading for the kitchen.
Glinka, the editor of the Russian Messenger, who was recognized (cries of "author! author!" were heard in the crowd), said that "hell must be repulsed by hell," and that he had seen a child smiling at lightning flashes and thunderclaps, but "we will not be that child."
"I only said that it would be more to the purpose to make sacrifices when we know what is needed!" said he, trying to be heard above the other voices.
"Our sovereign the Emperor will be here in a moment," said Rostopchin.
"Gentlemen!" said the Emperor with a quivering voice.
"Yes, most precious... a royal word," said Count Rostov, with a sob.
There are always so many conjectures as to the issue of any event that however it may end there will always be people to say: "I said then that it would be so," quite forgetting that amid their innumerable conjectures many were to quite the contrary effect.
Are you satisfied now? said he.
At dinner that day, on Dessalles' mentioning that the French were said to have already entered Vitebsk, the old prince remembered his son's letter.
"There was a letter from Prince Andrew today," he said to Princess Mary- -"Haven't you read it?"
"He writes about this war," said the prince, with the ironic smile that had become habitual to him in speaking of the present war.
"That must be very interesting," said Dessalles.