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A great elm tree spread its broad branches over it, at the foot of which bubbled up a spring of the softest and sweetest water, in a little well formed of a barrel; and then stole sparkling away through the grass, to a neighboring brook, that babbled along among alders and dwarf willows.
This he did; and when the wine came, he made me have a little, with a biscuit, and, before I drank it, stand up and say, 'Confusion to Brooks of Sheffield
Mrs Brooks, thinking that the speaker was coming to rush out of the door, hastily retreated down the stairs.
While he sketched it the Story Girl and I sat on the banks of the brook and she told me the story of the Sighing Reed.
If thou hadst a sorrow of thine own, the brook might tell thee of it," answered her mother, "even as it is telling me of mine.
The fresh wind bore them gently on, and soon they stood again beside the brook, whose waves danced brightly as if to welcome them.
A GREEN valley with a brook running through it, full almost to overflowing with the late rains, overhung by low stooping willows.
My name is Doctor Percy Trevelyan," said our visitor, "and I live at 403 Brook Street.
It would have been all over with her, likewise, if, by good fortune, a tailor who was travelling in search of work, had not sat down to rest by the brook.
At the visitors' request the young people sang the quartette, "The Brook," with which everyone was delighted.
Crouching beside the brook, I waited until one of the diminutive purple whales rose to nibble at the long grasses which overhung the water, and then, like the beast of prey that man really is, I sprang upon my victim, appeasing my hunger while he yet wriggled to escape.
Next, hidden under the water of the brook in a netted hand-bag, he brought to light the carcass of a fat wood-pigeon he had snared the previous day.