On this the White Rabbit blew three blasts on the trumpet, and then unrolled the parchment scroll
, and read as follows:--
These are merely the rough copies," he explained: "and, as soon as I have put in the final corrections--" making a great commotion among the different parchments, "--a semi-colon or two that I have accidentally omitted--" here he darted about, pen in hand, from one part of the scroll
to another, spreading sheets of blotting-paper over his corrections, "all will be ready for signing.
The Sheriff opened the scroll
and glanced at it, while the veins upon his forehead swelled and his cheeks grew ruddy with rage as he read, for this was what he saw:
The artist who had painted it was now out of fashion, and by dint of showing it to visitors, Katharine had almost ceased to see anything but a glow of faintly pleasing pink and brown tints, enclosed within a circular scroll
of gilt laurel-leaves.
When this happened the ancient world was rolled up like a scroll
, and put away until the next day, with all its orators and conspirators, its nymphs and satyrs, gods and demigods; though sometimes they escaped at night and got into the boy's dreams.
It rests with him whether our names are written upon the scroll
of fame or whether our administration is dismissed in half a dozen contemptuous words by the coming historian.
Underneath this glorious scroll
came nine and a half columns of narrative, in which appeared the first, last, and only account of the history of the planet, so far as one observer could draw it, during one long day of its existence.
Our evolution into cooking animals lay in the tight-rolled scroll
of the future.
But marriage bells at the end was the one thing he could take no liberties with; though the heavens rolled up as a scroll
and the stars fell, the wedding bells must go on ringing just the same.
The front end of the sled was turned up, like a scroll
, in order to force down and under the bore of soft snow that surged like a wave before it.
And when he saw one of our number present himself somewhat before the rest, he drew forth a little scroll
I have seen a snow-drift along the sides of the stone wall which obviously gave the idea of the common architectural scroll
to abut a tower.