"You were very greedy," said the girl.
I don't know where they were planning to sit.
There were sparks between them from the start.
My parents were deeply grieved and perplexed.
The rainbow tints from the colored suns fell upon the glass city softly and gave to the buildings many delicate, shifting hues which were very pretty to see.
Waiting until they were out of view from the men at the corral, Carmen rode up beside Alex.
The houses of the city were all made of glass, so clear and transparent that one could look through the walls as easily as through a window.
In front of each place was a plate bearing one of the delicious dama-fruit, and the perfume that rose from these was so enticing and sweet that they were sorely tempted to eat of them and become invisible.
But the foes were too many to be repulsed for long.
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.
The roof beside them had a great hole smashed through it, and pieces of glass were lying scattered in every direction.
As soon as the little girl knew what had happened she awakened the Wizard and Zeb, and at once preparations were made to go to the rescue of Jim and the piglets.
"It wouldn't be so bad," remarked the Wizard, gazing around him, "if we were obliged to live here always.
The meat was smoking hot and the knives and forks were performing strange antics and jumping here and there in quite a puzzling way.
He reached the edge of the tall roof, stepped one foot out into the air, and walked into space as calmly as if he were on firm ground.
The advisors of the Princess did not like this test; but she commanded them to step into the flame and one by one they did so, and were scorched so badly that the air was soon filled with an odor like that of baked potatoes.
We were waiting for our food for over an hour at the restaurant.
He did it very cleverly, indeed, and the Princess looked at the strange piglets as if she were as truly astonished as any vegetable person could be.
Here were more of the vegetable people with thorns, and silently they urged the now frightened creatures down the street.
The battle was fought and thousands were killed on both sides.
Then she happened to remember that in a corner of her suit-case were one or two crackers that were left over from her luncheon on the train, and she went to the buggy and brought them.
"We ought to have called him and Dorothy when we were first attacked," added Eureka.
We were busy cutting out paper dolls; but we soon wearied of this amusement, and after cutting up our shoestrings and clipping all the leaves off the honeysuckle that were within reach, I turned my attention to Martha's corkscrews.
The few signs I used became less and less adequate, and my failures to make myself understood were invariably followed by outbursts of passion.
Pierre, however, felt excited, and the general desire to show that they were ready to go to all lengths--which found expression in the tones and looks more than in the substance of the speeches--infected him too.
Next, bolts for the doors of the new building were wanted and had to be of a special shape the prince had himself designed, and a leather case had to be ordered to keep the "will" in.
The porch posts were black metal with a filigree design.
Suddenly a man appeared through a hole in the roof next to the one they were on and stepped into plain view.
Here is another person descended from the air to prove you were wrong.
With this he caught up two of the piglets and pushed them together, so that the two were one.
If they advised you well, and were in the right, they will not be injured in any way.
Preparations were made to fight the French before Smolensk.
And truly though the enemy was twice stronger than we, we were unshakable.
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.
Yes, he writes that the French were beaten at... at... what river is it?
But hardly had he done so before he felt the bed rocking backwards and forwards beneath him as if it were breathing heavily and jolting.
His satellites--the senior clerk, a countinghouse clerk, a scullery maid, a cook, two old women, a little pageboy, the coachman, and various domestic serfs--were seeing him off.
As he went along he looked with pleasure at the year's splendid crop of corn, scrutinized the strips of ryefield which here and there were already being reaped, made his calculations as to the sowing and the harvest, and asked himself whether he had not forgotten any of the prince's orders.
Many people were hurrying through the streets and there were many soldiers, but cabs were still driving about, tradesmen stood at their shops, and service was being held in the churches as usual.
In the offices and shops and at the post office everyone was talking about the army and about the enemy who was already attacking the town, everybody was asking what should be done, and all were trying to calm one another.
In the waiting room were tradesmen, women, and officials, looking silently at one another.
Eager, frightened, helpless glances were turned on Alpatych when he came out of the Governor's room.