Presently she added, "You could do a lot better up North, Peter." "For whom?" "Why, yourself," said the girl, a little surprised. Siner nodded. "I thought all that out before I came back here, Cissie. A friend of mine named Farquhar offered me a place with him up in Chicago, a string of garages. You'd like Farquhar, Cissie. He's a materialist with an absolutely inexorable brain.
Phillips became deeply impressed by the idea that one of the best ways in the world to protect the wild life, both of to-day and the future, would be in teaching school children to love it and protect it. His fertile brain and open check-book soon devised a method for his home city.
She watched and waited, for into her savage little brain had come the resolve to pin her faith to this strange creature who had unlocked her heart with those four words "I am Om-at's friend!" And so she waited, with drawn knife, the opportunity to do her bit in the vanquishing of the Tor-o-don.
Christophe uttered inarticulate cries; his hand, clutching the quilt, moved as if it were writing: and his exhausted brain went on mechanically trying to discover the elements of the chords and their consequents. He could not succeed: his emotion made him drop his prize. He began all over again.... Ah! This time it was too difficult.... "Stop, stop.... I can no more...." His will relaxed utterly.
In the winter of 1837, on his return to Neuchatel, he investigated anew the slopes of the Jura, and found that the facts there told the same story. Although he resumed with unabated ardor his various works on fishes, radiates, and mollusks, a new chapter of nature was all the while unfolding itself in his fertile brain.
"Philip!" exclaimed the girl with delicate disdain, "the moon is on your head " "Yes," admitted Philip, "it is. It does get me. No denying it. Doesn't it ever get you?" "No," said Diane. "Besides, I never bumped my brain " "That could be remedied," hinted Philip, "if you think it would alter matters "
As he spoke he passed his hand kindly over her dark hair, just as he had done a few months before in the Town Hall. Then the blood mounted to her brain. Clasping his right hand, beneath whose touch she had just trembled, in both her own, she passionately exclaimed: "Ask whatever you desire. If you wanted to trample my heart under your feet, I would not stir."
But then he lost his senses; and presently he said the same words again and again. So his heart and brain were full of one thing, and that was the letter which some one and who else than his well-beloved Master had straitly charged him to deliver rightly.
The commercial millionaire may become a beggar; the illustrious statesman can make a vital mistake and be dropped and forgotten; the illustrious general can lose a decisive battle and with it the consideration of men; but once a prince always a prince that is to say, an imitation god, and neither hard fortune nor an infamous character nor an addled brain nor the speech of an ass can undeify him.
And then all in a moment it came, a moment of culminating horror more awful than anything she had ever before experienced the ground fell suddenly away from the racing feet. A confusion of many lights danced before her eyes a buzzing uproar filled her brain she shot forward into space.... Sir Giles was in a decidedly evil temper as he rode home from the hunt in the soaking rain that afternoon.