What does she care about her elderly travelling companion? But you yes, you, Hermon are the next person whom she means to capture. Just now, when my eyes closed But no! It is not only in my dreams; the hideous gray threads which proceed from this greedy spider are continually floating before me and dim the light."
"Will you paddle me across to the city?" "And leave poor Joe out in the cold gray fog? Don't you think it would be better to turn back and give a holler or two?" "Never mind him. He has gone home already very likely. I will pay you one dollar to paddle me over. Is that satisfactory?" "It all depends. Supposing I refuse?"
From red it flamed quickly through the spectrum, became unbearably violet, then disappeared; and as it disappeared the shielding wall began to give way. It did not cave in abruptly, but softened locally, sagging into a peculiar grouping of valleys and ridges contesting stubbornly every inch of position lost. And gray Roger knew that the planetoid was doomed.
And now, to cap the climax, I'm going to call on a girl about whom I know just one thing her name. By Jove, it's exactly like a story! I've got the data. If I had any gray matter I could probably work out the facts. "Take the St. Ives business. It's plain enough that some one wished those papers on me, intending to unwish them in short order once we got across.
Dearly as she loved her talented daughter, she preferred to sit quietly beside Mary, her older daughter, in the place of honor reserved for the members of the families of the bridal party. She and Mrs. Gray had discussed the matter at length, and she had been so insistent that the former, as Anne's friend and benefactor, should give away the bride that Mrs.
"He took her right in his arms," four tongues explained at once, when, the next day, the self-appointed committee on romance reported back to the other Ravens. "Of course, he didn't know we were peeking. He isn't exactly the type I'd go crazy over, but he's so much better than that undertaker! And going home Miss Gray told us all about it. It would make the grandest movie!
"It is like the place the Sleeping Beauty lived in; people sometimes seem to go round it and round it, and never find it. But unless you follow a little sheep-track, which seems to end at a gray piece of rock, you may come within a stone's throw of the chimneys and never see them. I think you would think it so pretty. Do you ever come that way, ma'am?" "No, love," answered Mrs. Buxton.
He had pulled off his coat and riding boots, and when the orderly entered to tell him that Private Rodney Gray of the th Missouri Cavalry had come there to see him by his orders, he was tilling his pipe preparatory to indulging in a smoke. He greeted Rodney pleasantly, and pointed with the stem of his pipe to an empty cracker box.
"Oh, but I didn't want to take the last one," protested Gwendolyn, hastily, " though it tasted good. She made me. She said if I didn't " "So!" exclaimed the Doctor, interrupting. "She frightened the poor little helpless thing in order to get obedience!" "Gwendolyn!" whispered her mother. "She frightened you?" The gray eyes smiled wisely.
Time came when doubts distressed him, when he began to put faith in "malicious animal magnetism" and, despite his better sense, to wonder if some evil spell really had not been put upon him. In his arrogance it had seemed at first a simple matter to do away with Gray. That had been mistake number one.