Mrs Brooks had not been able to catch any word of farewell, temporary or otherwise, between her tenants at the door above.
Mrs Brooks pondered on the delay, and on what probable relation the visitor who had called so early bore to the couple upstairs.
Mrs Brooks hastened downstairs, opened the front door, and ran into the street.
He came clattering up to the school-door with an invitation to Ichabod to attend a merry - making or "quilting-frolic," to be held that evening at Mynheer Van Tassel's; and having, delivered his message with that air of importance and effort at fine language which a negro is apt to display on petty embassies of the kind, he dashed over the brook, and was seen scampering, away up the Hollow, full of the importance and hurry of his mission.
On one side of the church extends a wide woody dell, along which raves a large brook among broken rocks and trunks of fallen trees.
About two hundred yards from the tree, a small brook crossed the road, and ran into a marshy and thickly-wooded glen, known by the name of Wiley's Swamp.
of Sheffield, but she answered No, only she supposed he must be a manufacturer in the knife and fork way.
Keep where thou canst hear the babble of the brook. "
The child went singing away, following up the current of the brook, and striving to mingle a more lightsome cadence with its melancholy voice.
While he sketched it the Story Girl and I sat on the banks of the brook
and she told me the story of the Sighing Reed.
Within a quarter of an hour we had been dropped at the door of the physician's residence in Brook Street, one of those sombre, flat-faced houses which one associates with a West-End practice.
But we may sleep on it now, for I shall be surprised if we do not hear something further from Brook Street in the morning."