THE QUEEN'S MUSEUM AND OTHER FANCIFUL TALES

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Стр. 58 - ... and the poor were left behind. After some days these ventured to go about and attend to their business. for if they did not work they would starve. They were getting a little used to seeing the Griffin. and having been told that he did not eat between equinoxes. they did not feel so much afraid of him as before. Day by day the Griffin became more and more attached to the Minor Canon. He kept near him a great part of the time. and often spent the night in front of the little house where the young...
Стр. 90 - Dryads ; and, if they really did exist, she knew they must be witches and sorceresses, and she would have nothing to do with them. If her son had ever allowed himself to be kissed by one of them, he ought to be ashamed of himself. As to its doing him the least bit of good, she did not believe a word of it. He felt better than he used to feel, but that was very common. She had sometimes felt that way herself, and she forbade him ever to mention a Dryad to her again. That afternoon, Old Pipes, feeling...
Стр. 20 - I should respect you from my soul," said Bayard. " Would you — would you be willing to — would you feel ashamed to shake hands with me, Mr. Bayard, — if I was a different girl? " " I will shake hands with you now...
Стр. 61 - Go tell the other scholars," said the monster, "that school is about to open, and that if they are not all here in ten minutes I shall come after them." In seven minutes every scholar was in place. Never was seen such an orderly school. Not a boy or girl moved or uttered a whisper. The Griffin climbed into the master's seat; his wide wings spread on each side of him, because he could not lean back in his chair while they stuck...
Стр. 56 - It is, it must be, an excellent likeness ! That breadth between the eyes, that expansive forehead, those massive jaws ! I feel that it must resemble me. If there is any fault to find with it, it is that the neck seems a little stiff. But that is nothing. It is an admirable likeness, — admirable!" The Griffin sat looking at his image all the morning and all the afternoon. The Minor Canon had been afraid to go away and leave him, and had hoped all through the day that he would soon be satisfied with...
Стр. 74 - We will do that," said the boys and the girl, quite cheerfully; and one boy took him by the right hand and the other by the left, while the girl pushed him in the back. In this way he went up the hill quite easily, and soon reached his cottage door. Old Pipes gave each of the three children a copper coin, and then they sat down for a few minutes' rest before starting back to the village.
Стр. 76 - He knew, too, that in the summer time, on those days when the moon rose before the sun went down, a Dryad could come out of her tree if any one could find the key which locked her in, and turn it. Old Pipes closely examined the trunk of the tree, which stood in the full moonlight. " If I see that key," he said, "I shall surely turn it.
Стр. 76 - ... be with me and my pipes that there is something the matter. But one thing is certain : if I do not earn the wages the Chief Villager pays me, I shall not take them. I shall go straight down to the village and give back the money I received today.
Стр. 80 - Pipes?" they said. But, as they were all very busy, no one went up to see. One thing, however, was plain enough: the cattle were coming down the mountain. And so the two boys and the girl did not have to go after them, and had an hour for play, for which they were very glad. The next morning Old Pipes started down to the village with his money, and on the way he met the Dryad. "Oh, ho!
Стр. 74 - She cooked for him, and made his bed, and mended his clothes; and they lived very comfortably on his little salary. One afternoon, at the end of the month, when Old Pipes had finished his piping, he took his stout staff and went down the hill to the village to receive the money for his month's work. The path seemed a great deal steeper and more difficult than it used to be; and Old Pipes thought that it must have been washed by the rains and greatly damaged. He remembered it as a path that was quite...

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