But he's written a wonderful
story, telling how he happened to come across the ancient manuscripts in the tomb of some old Indian whose mummy he unearthed on a trip to Central America.
On those bitter, starlit nights, as we sat around the old stove that fed us and warmed us and kept us cheerful, we could hear the coyotes howling down by the corrals, and their hungry, wintry cry used to remind the boys of wonderful
animal stories; about grey wolves and bears in the Rockies, wildcats and panthers in the Virginia mountains.
It had been wrought, as was easy to perceive, with wonderful
skill of needlework; and the stitch (as I am assured by ladies conversant with such mysteries) gives evidence of a now forgotten art, not to be discovered even by the process of picking out the threads.
To Jurgis he seemed a scarcely less wonderful
person than the speaker at the meeting; he was poor, the lowest of the low, hunger-driven and miserable--and yet how much he knew, how much he had dared and achieved, what a hero he had been
How lovely she used to look with the morning sun turning her hair to golden mist, and dancing in the blue deeps of her eyes; and once when by chance she had forgotten to fasten her gown, I caught glimpses of a bosom that was like two happy handfuls of wonderful
white cherries .
And the birds who flew to other countries in the winter told the animals in foreign lands of the wonderful
doctor of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh, who could understand their talk and help them in their troubles.
When she came on in her boy's clothes, she was perfectly wonderful
But the old woman was a witch, and she said to the girl, 'There comes one out of the wood who has a wonderful
treasure in his body which we must manage to possess ourselves of, darling daughter; we have more right to it than he.
The element of the wonderful
is required in Tragedy.
Having this thought in mind, the story of "The Wonderful
Wizard of Oz" was written solely to please children of today.
The king took the gift very graciously, and said he knew not what to give in return more valuable and wonderful
than the great turnip; so the soldier was forced to put it into a cart, and drag it home with him.