As for yesterday's episode
," continued Gania, "of course it was pre-arranged.
It is always the particular soul, and the particular act or episode
, as the flower of the particular soul--the act or episode
by which its quality comes to the test--in which he interests us.
The drilling-lessons were always protracted by episodes
of warlike narrative, much more interesting to Tom than Philip's stories out of the Iliad; for there were no cannon in the Iliad, and besides, Tom had felt some disgust on learning that Hector and Achilles might possibly never have existed.
How many scenes, how many amorous episodes
he had imagined on this seductive and playful theme, when his work was over
The Colonel, with little sense of humor and of the fitness of things, related a somber episode
of those dark and bitter days, in which he had acted a conspicuous part and always formed a central figure.
But Ahab, my Captain, still moves before me in all his Nantucket grimness and shagginess; and in this episode
touching Emperors and Kings, I must not conceal that I have only to do with a poor old whale-hunter like him; and, therefore, all outward majestical trappings and housings are denied me.
So a great Frankish victory or defeat was gained or avoided; and in order to commemorate the episode
, Charlemagne commanded a city to be built there, which he named Frankfort--the ford of the Franks.
Rowena was in the clouds, she walked on air; this was to be the greatest day, the most romantic episode
in the colorless history of that dull country town.
And if anything about this chapter should seem to contradict the high ideals of the chapter preceding it, I can only say that, though the episode
should not rigidly fulfil the conditions of the transcendental, nothing could have been more characteristic of that early youth to which I had vowed myself.
One thing the episode
had accomplished was to assure me of Sola's friendliness toward the poor girl, and also to convince me that I had been extremely fortunate in falling into her hands rather than those of some of the other females.
Newland Archer, during this brief episode
, had been thrown into a strange state of embarrassment.
Griffiths was taken aback at the fire he had aroused, for he had found his two days with her in the country somewhat tedious; and he had no desire to turn an amusing episode
into a tiresome affair.