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Absorbed in an idea he closed the door and, lighting a lamp, spread the handful of weeds and grasses upon the floor.
But when she was alone she was happy, playing with Geeka, or decking her hair with wild flowers, or making ropes of grasses.
Forgetting that he was no longer in his own Jungle, where he could do what he pleased, he trod carelessly through the dew- loaded grasses till he came to the hut where the light stood.
Yet I will set it down now, while it is still fresh in my memory, and one at least, the man who lay in the damp grasses by my side, will know if I have lied.
For the fraction of a flash it seemed to leave the ledge of rock like a flying ship; then the very sky seemed to turn over like a wheel, and it lay a ruin amid the tall grasses below, a line of gray smoke going up slowly from it into the silent air.
He had never been in her room except once, in the early summer, when he had gone there to plaster up a leak in the eaves, but he remembered exactly how everything had looked: the red-and-white quilt on her narrow bed, the pretty pin-cushion on the chest of drawers, and over it the enlarged photograph of her mother, in an oxydized frame, with a bunch of dyed grasses at the back.
Slender purple grasses topped with red and yellow fern-like fronds grew rankly all about us to the height of several feet above my head.
Surely the leagues of bright green lawns are swept and brushed and watered every day and their grasses trimmed by the barber.
Only the old moon would shine on serenely, the night wind would stir the grasses, and the wide earth would take its rest, even as it did aeons before we were, and will do aeons after we have been forgotten.
Let us leave him quietly sleeping among the tall grasses, that you may bear other and stronger apes to guard us in our old age.
But the year had brought great change, I wot, to the lands of Sir Richard of the Lea; for, where before shaggy wild grasses grew upon the meadow lands, now all stretch away in golden stubble, betokening that a rich and plentiful crop had been gathered therefrom.
Rachel lay down on her elbow, and parted the tall grasses which grew on the edge, so that she might have a clear view.