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Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 25. Looking Eastward Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 25. Looking Eastward

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 25. Looking Eastward
"It's just a week," I said, three days later, to Arthur, "since we heard of Lady Muriel's engagement. I think I ought to call, at any rate, and offer my congratulations. Won't you come with me?"A pained expression passed over his face."When must you leave us?" he asked."By the first train on Monday.""Well--yes, I will come with you. It would seem strange and unfriendly if I didn't. But this is only Friday. Give me till Sunday afternoon. I shall be stronger then."Shading his eyes with one hand, as if half-ashamed of the tears that were coursing down his cheeks, he held... Long Stories - Post by : Dan_Schulz - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lewis Carroll - Read : 1553

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 24. The Frogs' Birthday-Treat Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 24. The Frogs' Birthday-Treat

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 24. The Frogs' Birthday-Treat
And so it came to pass that, just a week after the day when my Fairy-friends first appeared as Children, I found myself taking a farewell-stroll through the wood, in the hope of meeting them once more. I had but to stretch myself on the smooth turf, and the 'eerie' feeling was on me in a moment."Put oor ear welly low down," said Bruno, "and I'll tell oo a secret! It's the Frogs' Birthday-Treat--and we've lost the Baby!""What Baby?" I said, quite bewildered by this complicated piece of news."The Queen's Baby, a course!" said Bruno. "Titania's Baby. And we's welly sorry.... Long Stories - Post by : James - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lewis Carroll - Read : 1914

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 23. An Outlandish Watch Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 23. An Outlandish Watch

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 23. An Outlandish Watch
As I entered the little town, I came upon two of the fishermen's wives interchanging that last word "which never was the last": and it occurred to me, as an experiment with the Magic Watch, to wait till the little scene was over, and then to 'encore' it."Well, good night t'ye! And ye winna forget to send us word when your Martha writes?""Nay, ah winna forget. An' if she isn't suited, she can but coom back. Good night t'ye!"A casual observer might have thought "and there ends the dialogue!" That casual observer would have been mistaken."Ah, she'll like 'em, I war'n'... Long Stories - Post by : Eliot_Proud - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lewis Carroll - Read : 1430

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 22. Crossing The Line Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 22. Crossing The Line

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 22. Crossing The Line
"Let us lapse back again," said Lady Muriel. "Take another cup of tea? I hope that's sound common sense?""And all that strange adventure," I thought, "has occupied the space of a single comma in Lady Muriel's speech! A single comma, for which grammarians tell us to 'count one'!" (I felt no doubt that the Professor had kindly put back the time for me, to the exact point at which I had gone to sleep.)When, a few minutes afterwards, we left the house, Arthur's first remark was certainly a strange one. "We've been there just twenty minutes," he said, "and I've done... Long Stories - Post by : jdeschner - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lewis Carroll - Read : 1989

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 21. Through The Ivory Door Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 21. Through The Ivory Door

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 21. Through The Ivory Door
"I don't know," said Sylvie. "Hush! I must think. I could go to him, by myself, well enough. But I want you to come too.""Let me go with you," I pleaded. "I can walk as fast as you can, I'm sure."Sylvie laughed merrily. "What nonsense!" she cried. "Why, you ca'n't walk a bit! You're lying quite flat on your back! You don't understand these things.""I can walk as well as you can," I repeated. And I tried my best to walk a few steps: but the ground slipped away backwards, quite as fast as I could walk, so that I made... Long Stories - Post by : Joe_Hamilton - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lewis Carroll - Read : 1446

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 20. Light Come, Light Go Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 20. Light Come, Light Go

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 20. Light Come, Light Go
Lady Muriel's smile of welcome could not quite conceal the look of surprise with which she regarded my new companions.I presented them in due form. "This is Sylvie, Lady Muriel. And this is Bruno.""Any surname?" she enquired, her eyes twinkling with fun."No," I said gravely. "No surname."She laughed, evidently thinking I said it in fun; and stooped to kiss the children a salute to which Bruno submitted with reluctance: Sylvie returned it with interest.While she and Arthur (who had arrived before me) supplied the children with tea and cake, I tried to engage the Earl in conversation: but he was restless... Long Stories - Post by : Ardent - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lewis Carroll - Read : 3046

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 19. How To Make A Phlizz Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 19. How To Make A Phlizz

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 19. How To Make A Phlizz
The week passed without any further communication with the 'Hall,' as Arthur was evidently fearful that we might 'wear out our welcome'; but when, on Sunday morning, we were setting out for church, I gladly agreed to his proposal to go round and enquire after the Earl, who was said to be unwell.Eric, who was strolling in the garden, gave us a good report of the invalid, who was still in bed, with Lady Muriel in attendance."Are you coming with us to church?" I enquired."Thanks, no," he courteously replied. "It's not--exactly in my line, you know. It's an excellent institution--for the... Long Stories - Post by : Lee987 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lewis Carroll - Read : 1905

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 18. Queer Street, Number Forty Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 18. Queer Street, Number Forty

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 18. Queer Street, Number Forty
Lady Muriel was the speaker. And, for the moment, that was the only fact I could clearly realise. But how she came to be there and how I came to be there--and how the glass of champagne came to be there--all these were questions which I felt it better to think out in silence, and not commit myself to any statement till I understood things a little more clearly.'First accumulate a mass of Facts: and then construct a Theory.' That, I believe, is the true Scientific Method. I sat up, rubbed my eves, and began to accumulate Facts.A smooth grassy slope,... Long Stories - Post by : jfarrell - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lewis Carroll - Read : 2786

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 17. The Three Badgers Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 17. The Three Badgers

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 17. The Three Badgers
Still more dreamily I found myself following this imperious voice into a room where the Earl, his daughter, and Arthur, were seated. "So you're come at last!" said Lady Muriel, in a tone of playful reproach."I was delayed," I stammered. Though what it was that had delayed me I should have been puzzled to explain! Luckily no questions were asked.The carriage was ordered round, the hamper, containing our contribution to the Picnic, was duly stowed away, and we set forth.There was no need for me to maintain the conversation. Lady Muriel and Arthur were evidently on those most delightful of terms... Long Stories - Post by : jeffk - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lewis Carroll - Read : 3057

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 16. A Changed Crocodile Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 16. A Changed Crocodile

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 16. A Changed Crocodile
The Marvellous--the Mysterious--had quite passed out of my life for the moment: and the Common-place reigned supreme. I turned in the direction of the Earl's house, as it was now 'the witching hour' of five, and I knew I should find them ready for a cup of tea and a quiet chat.Lady Muriel and her father gave me a delightfully warm welcome. They were not of the folk we meet in fashionable drawing-rooms who conceal all such feelings as they may chance to possess beneath the impenetrable mask of a conventional placidity. 'The Man with the Iron Mask' was, no doubt,... Long Stories - Post by : jdeschner - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lewis Carroll - Read : 1708

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 15. Bruno's Revenge Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 15. Bruno's Revenge

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 15. Bruno's Revenge
After that we had a few minutes of silence, while I sorted out the pebbles, and amused myself with watching Bruno's plan of gardening. It was quite a new plan to me: he always measured each bed before he weeded it, as if he was afraid the weeding would make it shrink; and once, when it came out longer than he wished, he set to work to thump the mouse with his little fist, crying out "There now! It's all gone wrong again! Why don't oo keep oor tail straight when I tell oo!""I'll tell you what I'll do," Bruno said... Long Stories - Post by : ronrosser - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lewis Carroll - Read : 1858

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 14. Fairy-Sylvle Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 14. Fairy-Sylvle

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 14. Fairy-Sylvle
For a full month the business, for which I had returned to London, detained me there: and even then it was only the urgent advice of my physician that induced me to leave it unfinished and pay another visit to Elveston.Arthur had written once or twice during the month; but in none of his letters was there any mention of Lady Muriel. Still, I did not augur ill from his silence: to me it looked like the natural action of a lover, who, even while his heart was singing "She is mine!", would fear to paint his happiness in the cold... Long Stories - Post by : Richp - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lewis Carroll - Read : 1200

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 13. A Visit To Dogland Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 13. A Visit To Dogland

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 13. A Visit To Dogland
"There's a house, away there to the left," said Sylvie, after we had walked what seemed to me about fifty miles. "Let's go and ask for a night's lodging.""It looks a very comfable house," Bruno said, as we turned into the road leading up to it. "I doos hope the Dogs will be kind to us, I is so tired and hungry!"A Mastiff, dressed in a scarlet collar, and carrying a musket, was pacing up and down, like a sentinel, in front of the entrance. He started, on catching sight of the children, and came forwards to meet them, keeping his... Long Stories - Post by : atuur - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lewis Carroll - Read : 3242

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 12. A Musical Gardener Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 12. A Musical Gardener

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 12. A Musical Gardener
The Other Professor regarded him with some anxiety. "The smaller animal ought to go to bed at once," he said with an air of authority."Why at once?" said the Professor."Because he can't go at twice," said the Other Professor.The Professor gently clapped his hands. 'Isn't he wonderful!" he said to Sylvie. "Nobody else could have thought of the reason, so quick. Why, of course he ca'n't go at twice! It would hurt him to be divided."This remark woke up Bruno, suddenly and completely. "I don't want to be divided," he said decisively."It does very well on a diagram," said the Other... Long Stories - Post by : ruchir - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lewis Carroll - Read : 1349

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 11. Peter And Paul Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 11. Peter And Paul

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 11. Peter And Paul
"As I was saying," the Other Professor resumed, "if you'll just think over any Poem, that contains the words--such as'Peter is poor,' said noble Paul, 'And I have always been his friend: And, though my means to give are small, At least I can afford to lend. How few, in this cold age of greed, Do good, except on selfish grounds! But I can feel for Peter's need, And I WILL LEND HIM FIFTY POUNDS!' How great was Peter's joy to find His friend in such a genial vein! How cheerfully the bond he signed, To pay the money back again!... Long Stories - Post by : Mandane - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lewis Carroll - Read : 2274

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 10. The Other Professor Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 10. The Other Professor

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 10. The Other Professor
"We were looking for you!" cried Sylvie, in a tone of great relief. "We do want you so much, you ca'n't think!""What is it, dear children?" the Professor asked, beaming on them with a very different look from what Uggug ever got from him."We want you to speak to the Gardener for us," Sylvie said, as she and Bruno took the old man's hands and led him into the hall."He's ever so unkind!" Bruno mournfully added. "They's all unkind to us, now that Father's gone. The Lion were much nicer!""But you must explain to me, please," the Professor said with an... Long Stories - Post by : twilight - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lewis Carroll - Read : 1215

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 9. A Jester And A Bear Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 9. A Jester And A Bear

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 9. A Jester And A Bear
Yes, we were in the garden once more: and, to escape that horrid discordant voice, we hurried indoors, and found ourselves in the library--Uggug blubbering, the Professor standing by with a bewildered air, and my Lady, with her arms clasped round her son's neck, repeating, over and over again, "and did they give him nasty lessons to learn? My own pretty pet!""What's all this noise about?" the Vice-warden angrily enquired, as he strode into the room. "And who put the hat-stand here?"And he hung his hat up on Bruno, who was standing in the middle of the room, too much astonished... Long Stories - Post by : our4profit - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lewis Carroll - Read : 2192

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 8. A Ride On A Lion Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 8. A Ride On A Lion

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 8. A Ride On A Lion
The next day glided away, pleasantly enough, partly in settling myself in my new quarters, and partly in strolling round the neighbourhood, under Arthur's guidance, and trying to form a general idea of Elveston and its inhabitants. When five o'clock arrived, Arthur proposed without any embarrassment this time--to take me with him up to 'the Hall,' in order that I might make acquaintance with the Earl of Ainslie, who had taken it for the season, and renew acquaintance with his daughter Lady Muriel.My first impressions of the gentle, dignified, and yet genial old man were entirely favourable: and the real satisfaction... Long Stories - Post by : Lee987 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lewis Carroll - Read : 1224

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 7. The Barons Embassy Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 7. The Barons Embassy

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 7. The Barons Embassy
I was following the Vice-Warden, but, on second thoughts, went after my Lady, being curious to see how she would manage to keep the children out of sight.I found her holding Sylvie's hand, and with her other hand stroking Bruno's hair in a most tender and motherly fashion: both children were looking bewildered and half-frightened."My own darlings," she was saying, "I've been planning a little treat for you! The Professor shall take you a long walk into the woods this beautiful evening: and you shall take a basket of food with you, and have a little picnic down by the river!"Bruno... Long Stories - Post by : bfleming98 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lewis Carroll - Read : 2506

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 6. The Magic Locket Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 6. The Magic Locket

Sylvie And Bruno - Chapter 6. The Magic Locket
"Where are we, father?" Sylvie whispered, with her arms twined closely around the old man's neck, and with her rosy cheek lovingly pressed to his."In Elfland, darling. It's one of the provinces of Fairyland.""But I thought Elfland was ever so far from Outland: and we've come such a tiny little way!""You came by the Royal Road, sweet one. Only those of royal blood can travel along it: but you've been royal ever since I was made King of Elfland that's nearly a month ago. They sent two ambassadors, to make sure that their invitation to me, to be their new King,... Long Stories - Post by : okeestok - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lewis Carroll - Read : 2432