This might be the most difficult decision she would ever make.
This would be the only attempt they would make.
Did you talk to your parents this way?
"I like this," he said, zipping it up.
Outside of this being her first trip in an airplane, the rest of the flight was uneventful.
I'm too warm in this one.
It's none of my business how you run this outfit.
The worst thing was their terror of reaching the bottom of this great crack in the earth, and the natural fear that sudden death was about to overtake them at any moment.
With this thought in mind the girl took heart and leaned her head over the side of the buggy to see where the strange light was coming from.
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.
I've tumbled through the air long enough to make me contented on this roof.
This is our planting-ground.
I have heard of this wonderful magic.
"Now, Princess," exclaimed the Wizard, "those of your advisors who wished to throw us into the Garden of Clinging Vines must step within this circle of light.
This primer was his only book, and he loved it.
The teacher will soon ask him to speak a piece at school, and I am sure that he can learn this easily and speak it well
And now, my friends, please to excuse My lisping and my stammers; I, for this once, have done my best, And so--I'll make my manners.
But this was not true.
You've paid a dear price for this thing.
This dog helped him watch the sheep.
How had he managed to drive all the frightened little animals into this place of safety?
In this book, I maintain the future will be without ignorance, disease, hunger, poverty, and war, and I support those assertions with history, data, and reason.
Very little would change in this seventy-year stretch of life.
However, if you had been born in 1992, turning twenty the year I am writing this, and tried now to imagine life in 2062, you would suppose that everything is going to change.
This book is about that future and what it is going to look like—how it will be a place glorious and spectacular beyond our wildest hopes.
Consider this: None of them is necessary or inevitable.
But the five phenomena I chose to tackle in this book are among the great blights on humanity that I believe the Internet and technology will help solve.
I am also a historian with a full understanding of how poverty, disease, ignorance, famine, and war have dominated life on this planet.
But I cannot remember any instance in which this feeling prevented me from repeating the naughtiness when I failed to get what I wanted.
I did not then know why Belle acted in this way; but I knew she was not doing as I wished.
About this time I found out the use of a key.
I imitated this action, even wearing his spectacles, thinking they might help solve the mystery.
At this presumption on the part of one to whom as yet no tie of love bound me I grew angry.
It was the most comical shapeless thing, this improvised doll, with no nose, mouth, ears or eyes--nothing that even the imagination of a child could convert into a face.
I pointed this out to everybody with provoking persistency, but no one seemed equal to the task of providing the doll with eyes.
Unfortunately, I am confined to this theme by the narrowness of my experience.
I would fain say something, not so much concerning the Chinese and Sandwich Islanders as you who read these pages, who are said to live in New England; something about your condition, especially your outward condition or circumstances in this world, in this town, what it is, whether it is necessary that it be as bad as it is, whether it cannot be improved as well as not.
There is no play in them, for this comes after work.
I have lived some thirty years on this planet, and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors.
If I have any experience which I think valuable, I am sure to reflect that this my Mentors said nothing about.
If I had remembered this it would have prevented some mistakes.
This was not the light in which I hoed them.
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!
"Heavens! what a virulent attack!" replied the prince, not in the least disconcerted by this reception.
He said this smiling in a way more natural and animated than usual, so that the wrinkles round his mouth very clearly revealed something unexpectedly coarse and unpleasant.
Prince Vasili did not reply, though, with the quickness of memory and perception befitting a man of the world, he indicated by a movement of the head that he was considering this information.
"Attendez," said Anna Pavlovna, reflecting, "I'll speak to Lise, young Bolkonski's wife, this very evening, and perhaps the thing can be arranged.
Everyone brightened at the sight of this pretty young woman, so soon to become a mother, so full of life and health, and carrying her burden so lightly.
Tell me what this wretched war is for? she added, addressing Prince Vasili, and without waiting for an answer she turned to speak to his daughter, the beautiful Helene.