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I am what I am: an individual, unique and different, with a lineal history of an ancestral promptings and urgings, a history of dreams, desires, and of special experiences, of all of which I am the sum total.
The long-drawn virgin vales; the mild blue hill-sides; as over these there steals the hush, the hum; you almost swear that play-wearied children lie sleeping in these solitudes, in some glad May-time, when the flowers of the woods are plucked. And all this mixes with your most mystic mood; so that fact and fancy, half-way […]
„We must protect him ourselves if he is in danger,“ replied the Tin Woodman. Just as he spoke there came from the forest a terrible roar, and the next moment a great Lion bounded into the road. With one blow of his paw he sent the Scarecrow spinning over and over to the edge of […]
The secular cooling that must someday overtake our planet has already gone far indeed with our neighbour. Its physical condition is still largely a mystery, but we know now that even in its equatorial region the midday temperature barely approaches that of our coldest winter. Its air is much more attenuated than ours, its oceans […]
„I was fooling Granser. They ain’t no crabs! I never found one.“ The boys were overwhelmed with delight at sight of the tears of senile disappointment that dribbled down the old man’s cheeks. Then, unnoticed, Hoo-Hoo replaced the empty shell with a fresh-cooked crab. Already dismembered, from the cracked legs the white meat sent forth […]
„Have you been ill-treated?“ „Not at all.“ „Very well; let the complainants come in.“ A door was swung open by order of the judge, and three Indian priests entered. „That’s it,“ muttered Passepartout; „these are the rogues who were going to burn our young lady.“ The priests took their places in front of the judge, […]
The truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but there it is.
Nobly the giant battled for his life, beating with his stone hatchet against the bony armor that covered that frightful carcass; but for all the damage he inflicted he might as well have struck with his open palm. At last I could endure no longer to sit supinely by while a fellowman was dragged down […]