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Of these stories the minstrels used to learn only the outline, and each told the story in his own way, filling it in according to his own fancy.
That wouldn't have been romantic, and, besides, it would have made the story too long.
But as we dropped into our places the Story Girl shot a significant glance at me which intimated that this was the psychological moment for introducing the scheme she and I had been secretly developing for some days.
I may venture to assert the same of every aspect of the story, while I confess that the particular typhoon of the tale was not a typhoon of my actual experience.
I admit that I was absorbed by the distant view, so absorbed that I didn't notice then that the motif of the story is almost identical with the motif of "The Lagoon.
Of course there was a great jubilee, and when the story came everyone read and praised it, though after her father had told her that the language was good, the romance fresh and hearty, and the tragedy quite thrilling, he shook his head, and said in his unworldly way.
Originally the story was called THOSE EXTRAORDINARY TWINS.
What is left 'tis hoped will not offend the chastest reader or the modest hearer; and as the best use is made even of the worst story, the moral 'tis hoped will keep the reader serious, even where the story might incline him to be otherwise.
It was nothing but the repetition, the endless mechanical repetition, of her demand for the story--"Tell us the story.
Starting from these plain facts, the idea is that we should all write the story of the Moonstone in turn-- as far as our own personal experience extends, and no farther.
This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve.
The second old man had not sooner heard the story than he, too, decided to stay there to see what would happen.