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I don't know where they were planning to sit.
There were sparks between them from the start.
They were faithful straight liners.
My parents were deeply grieved and perplexed.
When the kids were settled in their room, she turned on Alex.Advertisement
Soldiers were marching through the fields.
His eyes were full of fire.
All eyes were on Alex as he mounted.
We were all together.
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.Advertisement
His shoes were covered with mud; he had torn his coat on the thorny tree.
We were on our way back.
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.
On the table were plates, knives and forks, and dishes of bread, meat and fruits.
The meat was smoking hot and the knives and forks were performing strange antics and jumping here and there in quite a puzzling way.Advertisement
There were no openings.
Where were you going?
They did not seem frightened, but chirped softly, as if they knew they were safe.
At least they were talking.
Some of you, we all know, are poor, find it hard to live, are sometimes, as it were, gasping for breath.Advertisement
Waiting until they were out of view from the men at the corral, Carmen rode up beside Alex.
Where were you a little while ago?
Knowing what they were looking like before the cooking made them less attractive to the diner.
The roof beside them had a great hole smashed through it, and pieces of glass were lying scattered in every direction.
There were men and women, but no children at all, and the folks were all beautifully formed and attractively dressed and had wonderfully handsome faces.Advertisement
One day in spring four men were riding on horseback along a country road.
All night long troops were moving past the inn.
They were home and together.
I knew by the way my mother and aunt dressed when they were going out, and I invariably begged to go with them.
Here were more of the vegetable people with thorns, and silently they urged the now frightened creatures down the street.
We wouldn't want them to think we were doing anything immoral.
One day they were sitting at the table working on coloring books when Alex came home early.
It was almost as if he were shutting Felipa off before she could reveal something.
These spires were like great spear-points, and if they tumbled upon one of them they were likely to suffer serious injury.
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.
But the foes were too many to be repulsed for long.
A wide porch stretched the length of the building, and above it were two balconies with black wrought iron banisters that curved out gracefully.
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.
Here is another person descended from the air to prove you were wrong.
On some of the bushes might be seen a bud, a blossom, a baby, a half-grown person and a ripe one; but even those ready to pluck were motionless and silent, as if devoid of life.
The children were inclined to be frightened by the sight of the small animal, which reminded them of the bears; but Dorothy reassured them by explaining that Eureka was a pet and could do no harm even if she wished to.
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.
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.
The porch posts were black metal with a filigree design.
Those colored suns are exactly in the same place they were when we came, and if there is no sunset there can be no night.
The battle was fought and thousands were killed on both sides.
What were you thinking?
His expression and tone were anything but understanding.
We were all getting worried about you.
And her house keys were in the car.
The words of the cold and moist vegetable Prince were not very comforting, and as he spoke them he turned away and left the enclosure.
None of them were in clusters, such as villages or towns, but each had ample grounds of its own, with orchards and gardens surrounding it.
All the people I have ever met before were very plain to see.
And this man was saying we were going to the moon in a rocket ship made of metals we hadn't even invented.
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.
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.
The drums were beating, the fifes were playing.
The few signs I used became less and less adequate, and my failures to make myself understood were invariably followed by outbursts of passion.
Maybe it resurrected memories that were unpleasant - even painful.
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.
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.
Fruits and flowers grew plentifully all about, and there were many of the delicious damas that the people of Voe were so fond of.
He knew that all the intellectual lights of Petersburg were gathered there and, like a child in a toyshop, did not know which way to look, afraid of missing any clever conversation that was to be heard.
They listened to the French sentences which to them were meaningless, with an air of understanding but not wishing to appear to do so.
The neighbors couldn't see into any of their windows, and they were far enough off the main road that the only traffic would be people coming to see them.
He slowly lowered his head, and when his lips touched hers, they were warm and firm.
At home, presents were under the tree, waiting for their return.
Tears were streaming down her cheeks.
I thought you were a bear.
We were getting along so well.
With this he caught up two of the piglets and pushed them together, so that the two were one.
Two childish voices laughed merrily at this action, and Dorothy was sure they were in no danger among such light-hearted folks, even if those folks couldn't be seen.
The boy was startled and his eyes were big.
Suddenly a man appeared through a hole in the roof next to the one they were on and stepped into plain view.
Dorothy kept hold of his hand and followed him, and soon they were both walking through the air, with the kitten frisking beside them.
Several squeals and grunts were instantly heard at his feet, but the Wizard could not discover a single piglet.
However, in this case my pains were their own reward.
Prince Andrew's eyes were closed, so weary and sleepy did he seem.
His eyes were no longer piercing.
His eyes were like burning balls of fire.
You weren't exactly friendly.
What was that saying you were always reciting to me?
When we were fortunate enough to find a nest I never allowed her to carry the eggs home, making her understand by emphatic signs that she might fall and break them.
Hippolyte spluttered again, and amid his laughter said, And you were saying that the Russian ladies are not equal to the French?
The day before they were scheduled to leave, Alex came home from work and asked to see the tickets.
The muscles on his chest and arms were not well defined.
The Hertz's had not been blessed with children and were adamant that they would love taking care of the twins.
They began to wonder if there were no people to inhabit this magnificent city of the inner world.
Everything the vines touched they crushed, and our adventurers were indeed thankful to have escaped being cast among them.
Alluring brooks of crystal water flowed sparkling between their flower-strewn banks, while scattered over the valley were dozens of the quaintest and most picturesque cottages our travelers had ever beheld.
Several minutes were consumed in silent admiration before they noticed two very singular and unusual facts about this valley.
We were lucky to get away from those dreadful vegetable people.
These men were lawyers, and they were going to the next town to attend court.
All cuddled down together and were very happy.
People overwhelmingly believed the future would be better, and they were right!
They may have missed on specifics (such as each of us owning a personal jet pack and a flying car) but in general were dead-on.
We were sadly in the way, but that did not interfere with our pleasure in the least.
Be the kindhearted man you always were, she said, trying to smile though tears were in her eyes.
Right now she didn't care where they were.
Home was any place they were together.
I remembered how isolated these roads were, but I forgot how dangerous they were.
Now I understand why you were crying.
His arms were folded across his chest, one leg thrown carelessly over the other.
The hours were perfect, nine to five, and the job sounded as if it were tailored for her.
Yet working girls his age were usually either wives or soiled doves.
Here and there were groups of houses that seemed made of clear glass, because they sparkled so brightly.
I didn't know you were . .
You were a lot harder to read.
No doubt, it was a letter stating that there were no openings.
When all the wagons were ready, she snapped the whip over the back of the mules.
The strangers took their seats at the table willingly enough, for they were all hungry and the platters were now heaped with good things to eat.
Once a little fish swam too near the surface, and the kitten grabbed it in her mouth and ate it up as quick as a wink; but Dorothy cautioned her to be careful what she ate in this valley of enchantments, and no more fishes were careless enough to swim within reach.
They rode slowly, and talked and laughed and were very jolly.
I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.
As this business was to be entered into without the usual capital, it may not be easy to conjecture where those means, that will still be indispensable to every such undertaking, were to be obtained.
He opened his eyes as they were closing.
Of course, Alex didn't have any gray hair yet, and his lips were fuller - more defined.
With everything going on, Carmen didn't have time to worry about flying, but when they were all sitting at the airport, she finally had time to stew over it.
It was a long time back, before they were married.
People passing between them were a blur.
Whatever the case, they were getting closer to their goal.
A person could change a lot in a few years, especially when they were that young.
The wild hills were calling, as they had in her youth.
One evening, close to suppertime, Lisa, Tammy and Sarah were lounging around the pool.
His paintings were so unique as to require no signature for identification.
They were all originals, upwards of $20,000 each.
They had to get away from here - back to the house where there were other people.
It was simple enough to wander around outside, as if she were looking for something.
The cliff and surrounding mountains were now behind them.
Does he know you were there?
Tears were streaming down her cheeks, but she glared at him.
Andy Gordon and Yancey Giddon were the same person.
Kind of makes you wonder what they were up to when she was my age, doesn't it?
All her plans were about to blow up – all this because she had allowed herself to be drawn into a relationship.
By the smug look on her face, we surmised the letter had to include the answers that were needed.
They were offering more than she could make after several years' experience at the hospital in Tulsa.
The chances were, he rarely got into town at all.
The mules were lathered - a condition that could be dangerous in the desert.
As the teams came to a halt, the rasp of leather against sandy wheels assured her that the other wagons were following suit.
If women weren't attracted to them, maybe men could control themselves.
When Dorothy recovered her senses they were still falling, but not so fast.
Then they turned bottom side up, and continued to roll slowly over until they were right side up again.
Everywhere you turned, people were speculating about, or building models of, the "House of Tomorrow," the "Car of Tomorrow," or the "Workplace of Tomorrow."
At the very beginning of the war our armies were divided, and our sole aim was to unite them, though uniting the armies was no advantage if we meant to retire and lure the enemy into the depths of the country.
And truly though the enemy was twice stronger than we, we were unshakable.
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.
I think he felt included because he was helping as much as we were.
I thought you needed to sleep longer because you were working so hard getting ready.
Tonight, when it was dark, she could pretend they were at home.
Where were they, anyway?
Why were you trying to call him?
It was hard to tell, but there were no trees ahead, so it must be the clearing.
I thought you were involved in drugs or contraband of some sort... you were so secretive.
One day we were out, so I put some powdered sugar in a bag.
For Quint, those pieces were essential to wrapping up his case.
You even said you were impressed with the hospital in Bartlesville.
The way she had it figured, the hospital in Bartlesville would tell her there were no openings.
History is full of radical breaks with the past that only seem to have come out of nowhere but were, in fact, predictable.
Of what use this measuring of me if she does not measure my character, but only the breadth of my shoulders, as it were a peg to bang the coat on?
The orders were not to let them in.
Dad said we were going to watch some horses race tomorrow.
The babies in the photo were living beings.
His words were comforting, even if they didn't resolve her concerns.
They were home now - everything was going to be better.
His face was flushed and his eyes were bright.
They were making progress, though.
So they were going to question her.
There were bears and mountain lions, but in all the years she had lived here, she had never known of anyone being attacked.
Anyway, I saw your boss in town, so I figured you were alone.
But there were more important things to think about at the moment.
If Giddon and Sarah were both in town, then she was alone.
Sarah and Tammy were putting up groceries when Lisa announced she was going to take a walk.
Those animals were more afraid of her than she of them, and he knew it.
His eyes were twinkling with humor, and something else.
Tammy and Sarah were eating a snack on the patio.
I tried to warn Yancey before they were married, but he wouldn't listen.
You'd see less wildlife if you were walking - making more frightening noises to the animals.
Both Sarah and Tammy were watching her.
The voices of her roommates drifted from the kitchen where they were preparing supper.
His arms were folded across his chest and his rugged features were drawn into a troubled frown.
The few freckles she had were magnified, but the dark circles under her eyes were a surprise.
Were the Indians still following?
Jim's ears were standing erect upon his head and every muscle of his big body was tense as he trotted toward home.
Some of the Mangaboos fell down and had to be dragged from the fire, and all were so withered that it would be necessary to plant them at once.
But they were in great numbers, and the Champion could not shout much because he had to save his breath for fighting.
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.
Her eyes were almond shaped, the brown of the iris so dark that it was almost black.
We were checking the mare and she bolted, knocking the stable boy down.
The room felt comfortable and the children were asleep.
The boxes were heavy, so carrying two of them was too much weight to handle.
There were so many people she had never seen - lots of good looking women.
Gerald and Felipa were standing beside the door talking to each other.
The lady you were talking to.
You weren't going to introduce him to me... or Tessa?
If they were truly soul mates, she should be in his corner all the way.
What were you trying to do, kill yourself?
Surely Sarah and Tammy weren't involved, but did they know?
Len, if I didn't know better, I'd think you were jealous.
No, I didn't tell Allen where you were.
No, her eyes weren't deceiving her.
Why were the police tight lipped about him?
Connie said you were coming over to get the bills this evening.
Does Connie know you were using her?
He liked things the way they were.
No, you were right.
You told her you weren't going to let me go back to college.
In the background were the beautiful layered mountains of the White Rock Wildlife Management.
So that's why you were looking me up and down the day we met.
Their lives were now entwined with the two people they left alone in that building.
Connie caught her breath So you were the one who told him how to get to the house.
I thought you were going to live off the land.
You were looking for me, weren't you?
Why didn't you say you were tired?
The sheds where the corn was stored, the stable where the horses were kept, and the yard where the cows were milked morning and evening were unfailing sources of interest to Martha and me.
Several approving voices were heard in the crowd.
Besides, it was time to replace some of the things she'd been wearing since before they were married.
And then they were walking out the door, still talking about the mare.
I didn't know you were awake.
By the time they got back and dressed for supper, Destiny's eyelids were drooping.
They were having so much fun that even Alondra broke down and joined them.
For a minute there I thought you were going to bolt and run.
His shrug and tone were nonchalant.
Even as tired as she was, his arms were a welcome haven.
Marked on it in bold letters were the words "Baby A" and "Baby B".
With the photos in her hands, the fertilized eggs were a thing of the past.
Jonathan and Alfonso were playing with the sticks as if they were swords.
That evening Alex and Dulce were standing in the entrance room.
Oh, and we were whispering so you knew we were talking, but you didn't know what we were saying.
What part of 'wealthy' were you having problems understanding?
They weren't exactly best of friends.
She was getting a little dehydrated, so they were speeding up the IV.
They were chatting together as if they had known each other all their lives.
He moved on before they were aware of his presence.
They were a family who knew all they had was each other.
Things were getting complicated here and the mountains were calling.
All her skills were occupied simply keeping all four wheels on the ground.
Why weren't you with them?
Tammy and Sarah were in the kitchen when she returned, and Tammy was standing in a chair ripping the cover off some chocolate chip cookies.
His big hands were surprisingly gentle as he wrapped her foot and secured it with tiny safety pins.
They were so absorbed in each other that they didn't hear the car enter the drive.
Her expression was solemn, but the eyes that regarded Lisa were full of mischief.
There was a soft step behind her, and then his hands were on her waist, his thumbs nimbly working the tense muscles.
Since they were all dressed up, she assumed they were going to church together.
She stopped at a light and glanced at a shop to her right where some people were standing around talking.
It was Yancey standing outside that shop, and with him were the man from the building and Allen.
Whatever his thoughts, they were interrupted when Tammy sped into his arms like a bullet.
Peeking through the trees were some gray rocks – maybe a bluff.
The birds were silent, watching her to see if she was friend or foe.
If her pulse were any indication, she should be happy – and cautious.
Those eyes were dark now, mostly because the pupils were large.
Her gaze took in his masculine chin, the square cut lower lip and the piercing blue eyes - only right now they weren't piercing.
His eyes were dancing with amusement as he used one hand to jerk the towel free and expose cut-off blue jeans.
Her eyes were filled with tears and her face felt flushed.
His lips were warm and responsive.
In addition, all her planning and tenacity were paying off.
They were all giggling over coffee when Brandon walked in.
After all, her plans were going so well.
Yeah, who'd ever know we were engaged?
They were wrong, and she intended to prove it.
Maybe that was why they were so happy.
Boys younger than Royce were working unsupervised.
His words were sobering.
Were the others still alive?
They were out of the sand.
There were so many questions.
Were they still alive?
Oh yeah, you weren't around here then.
The appliances were modern but the cabinets were old and solid.
I didn't realize you were so sensitive about it.
You were the one who thought about it long enough to calculate it out.
I had an awful crush on him when we were in high school.
There were no stairs in their houses, because they did not need them, but on a level surface they generally walked just as we do.
The Mangaboos were much impressed because they had never before seen any light that did not come directly from their suns.
By the midpoint of the twentieth century, America's dreamers were preoccupied with the future—and not just any old future, but the great and glorious future that seemed inevitable.
One morning I locked my mother up in the pantry, where she was obliged to remain three hours, as the servants were in a detached part of the house.
Then I learned what those papers were, and that my father edited one of them.
He adds that they were commonly carpeted and lined within with well-wrought embroidered mats, and were furnished with various utensils.
Both were talking and listening too eagerly and too naturally, which was why Anna Pavlovna disapproved.
The Emperor ceased speaking, the crowd began pressing round him, and rapturous exclamations were heard from all sides.
They were paying someone to create it and then paying someone to carry it.
A stop for lunch and then a drive over the biggest bridge Carmen had ever seen - and then they were in Galveston.
He had started the clinic shortly after they were married, so his dream was barely being realized.
Felipa and Alondra were there as well.
Yet he too was an excellent dancer - or maybe everyone's dancing skills were so much better than hers that it only appeared so to her.
If it were totally innocent, he would have volunteered more information.
They were so synchronized and fluid that Carmen asked Alex if they danced often.
It no longer mattered how they were conceived, carried or delivered.
For the most part, the facial expressions of those sitting around the table were sympathetic, but Dulce looked as if she was ready to break into tears.
What would be different this time was the fact that he couldn't deny the babies were his - that and the fact that this time she had no uterus to lose.
Again it struck her how much they were alike.
They were at it again - or at least Dulce was.
Dulce's eyes were bloodshot and her cheeks were covered with tears.
Alex had trust issues, and they were there before she married him.
The problem was how they were both reacting to the situation.
They hadn't actually settled anything, and yet they were no longer quarreling.
Maybe they were both a little wrong... and a little right.
The next thing she knew, Alex was shaking her awake and telling her they were changing planes.
They were home but still playing love tag at night.
She said they were both supportive of her when Alex was born.
When we were in Texas, I got the feeling that Señor Medena loved Alex - that he was saddened by the way Alex rejected him.
The x-rays were conclusive and indicated a bad infection in the lower lobe of one lung.
Well, I guess we were making everyone else feel uncomfortable.
His bright smile with the two missing front teeth faded as he realized they were leaving without her.
If you weren't concerned about your own life, you might have thought about your chances of taking someone else with you.
The windows were all broken and the front end was smashed back to the windshield.
Even now, the houses were farther apart; some separated by large fields.
The destination of the path remained a burning mystery, but Tammy innocently tossed fuel on the flames with a chance comment one day while they were watching television.
It was as if she were talking about someone she didn't know.
Still, if that were the case, she need not have brought up the telephone call at the table.
His feelings for her were as genuine as hers for him.
Some of the letters in the name were backward, but the date was clearly 1872.
She gazed up into eyes that were full of tenderness.
Both of them were surprised to see the blue truck parked in the yard when they returned.
Of course, most of the boys she dated were much younger than Yancey.
It simply happened that they were attracted to each other.
Snakes were something that gave her the willies.
In spite of his size, his steps were light, as if he chose every one carefully.
Something deep inside said that if Allen were six years older and had a child, he'd still be as irresponsible as he was now.
Eyes as cold as ice were measuring her every word.
No. Well yes, but so were other people.
From the time they broke up, she knew it could come to this if he were left to his own devices.
She thought he was a friend and told him you were at the house.
Her hands were shaking and her knees wanted to buckle.
What were you thinking about that made you cry – last night?
No. You weren't here.
They were several miles down the road before either of them spoke.
By the time they got to her car, her palms were sweating.
The cogs were working behind those blue eyes.
There were only three bedrooms, and because she had to get up the earliest, she was the lucky one to have a room of her own - with the exception of Brandon, of course.
Wherever they went, they were likely to be interrupted.
His arms were folded across his chest and a twinkle was in his eyes.
She caught him alone in the hallway after supper, while Julia and Rachel were in the kitchen doing dishes.
His eyes were captivating, by far the most attractive feature in his darkly handsome face.
Not all men were unfaithful lechers.
All eyes were on him, but he appeared not to notice.
Pete's eyes were twinkling as he took his plate and a cup of coffee.
Things were moving a little fast.
This was the man she loved, and they were engaged.
It even appeared that they were friendly.
They were curious and thought she was quite a spectacle.
What were his plans for the future?
Tammy's dark eyes were serious.
If I were, I wouldn't take the job.
I thought you were mighty interested in him.
Then why were you flirting with him?