Sunday, December 8, 2013
The cable-railway took them to Trübsee. A hotel was perched on the very edge of space in a very dizzy and alarming manner but they walked quickly past that and came to the Trübsee itself, a most beautiful little lake with the mountains reflected in its still depths.
From SUSAN INTERFERES, Chapter 9, Susan Tries to Help.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
"Oh," said Dizzy, as we went along the platform in the direction of a taxi, "that was a heavenly story. But next time that you tell it to us you mustn't cut it short, you must tell us every detail, how you got through the Bolshevik guards and what you said to them and what they said to you and so on."
From ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN, Chapter 13, Surfeit of Bracelets.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Meantime the winter passed and the rains came. Jennifer's lips stopped cracking with the dryness; the gardens burst out into a blaze of colour; a dull, spindly little tree in the front garden suddently put forth clusters of yellow flowers with long red tails which were called birds of paradise; the coarse leaves in front of the wall were beautified by the tall agapanthus, the blue African lily.
From VENTURE TO SOUTH AFRICA, Chapter 9, Looking After Stella.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
In a little while Penny, sitting on her wall as if nothing had happened, gazing urgently out to sea, led the procession back into the square, amid the tumultuous cheers of the crowd. This time, her family were thankful to note, she had removed the sun-hat....
"But," said Penny, when she could make herself heard, "why bagpipes?"
"Oh, we have bagpipes in Brittany," answered Miss Foster, "just as in Scotland, only they are slightly different."
From TWOPENCE COLOURED, Chapter 9, Penny Leads the Procession.