It was often his delight, after his school was dismissed in the afternoon, to stretch himself on the rich bed of clover bordering the little brook
that whimpered by his school-house, and there con over old Mather's direful tales, until the gathering dusk of evening made the printed page a mere mist before his eyes.
Why, I don't know that Brooks
understands much about it at present,' replied Mr.
He tried to think of the lama - to wonder why he had tumbled into a brook
- but the bigness of the world, seen between the forecourt gates, swept linked thought aside.
In writhing, with her head on the chair, she turned her face towards the door, and Mrs Brooks
could see the pain upon it; and that her lips were bleeding from the clench of her teeth upon them, and that the long lashes of her closed eyes stuck in wet tags to her cheeks.
Its windows looked east and west; through the west one, looking out on the back yard, came a flood of mellow June sunlight; but the east one, whence you got a glimpse of the bloom white cherry-trees in the left orchard and nodding, slender birches down in the hollow by the brook
, was greened over by a tangle of vines.
," quoth Uncle Blair, "is the most changeful, bewitching, lovable thing in the world.
But the brook
, in the course of its little lifetime among the forest trees, had gone through so solemn an experience that it could not help talking about it, and seemed to have nothing else to say.
It has young trees and baby bushes on each side of it, and it's a shallow chattering little brook
with a white sandy bottom and lots of little shiny pebbles.
With these came they, who from the bordring flood Of old EUPHRATES to the Brook
that parts EGYPT from SYRIAN ground, had general Names Of BAALIM and ASHTAROTH, those male, These Feminine.
Over on the far side of the brook
in a tiny bay floated three lily-pads; and from amid some clover blossoms on the bank an industrious bee rose with the hum of busy contentment.
Then let me stroll through the bright hours as they pass, in my garden among my flowers, or I will mount the hill and sing my song, or weave my verse beside the limpid brook
Now I can go with you," said she, "but see, I can no longer step from the bank to yonder stone, for the brook
seems now like a great river, and you have not given me wings like yours.