The villa was a roomy white house, which, as is the case with most continental houses, looked to an English eye frail, ramshackle, and absurdly
frivolous, more like a pagoda in a tea-garden than a place where one slept.
She soon did notice it, and HER manner altered too: the familiar nod was changed to a stiff bow, the gracious smile gave place to a glare of Gorgon ferocity; her vivacious loquacity was entirely transferred from me to 'the darling boy and girls,' whom she flattered and indulged more absurdly
than ever their mother had done.
He has a big, loose-jointed figure with absurdly
At present we are absurdly
ignorant as to the man's affairs.
She is very good-looking--and not so absurdly
He regained his feet, absurdly
bristled the hair on his shoulders and absurdly
growled his high disdain of these lesser, two-legged things that came and went and obeyed the wills of great, white-skinned, two-legged gods such as Skipper and Mister Haggin.
There would be something absurdly
superstitious in our giving them a warning which would frighten the ladies and children out of the best hotel in Venice.
He strutted around rather absurdly
as he was introduced to all the famous people assembled in the Throne-Room, and when he learned that Dorothy was a Princess of Oz the Fox King insisted on kneeling at her feet and afterward retired backward--a dangerous thing to do, as he might have stubbed his paw and tumbled over.
It was wrong of her to take an absurdly
prudish view of a stolen kiss and a tender declaration, and to fly from me as if I were as great a scoundrel as Mr.
It is simplicity itself," he remarked, chuckling at my surprise,--"so absurdly
simple that an explanation is superfluous; and yet it may serve to define the limits of observation and of deduction.
Although he could not have been less than eighteen or nineteen years old, and was tall for that age, he wore a skeleton suit, such as is usually put upon very little boys, and which, though most absurdly
short in the arms and legs, was quite wide enough for his attenuated frame.
I own," said he, "the gentleman surprized me very much, when he talked so absurdly