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This story has to do with the hidden city, and tells of the ancient civilization of those who lived in the Copan valley thousands of years ago.
But what was a great deal worse was, that it was not one story, but two stories tangled together; and they obstructed and interrupted each other at every turn and created no end of confusion and annoyance.
FRANCIS CARR BEARD (FELLOW OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND), IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE TIME WHEN THE CLOSING SCENES OF THIS STORY WERE WRITTEN.
The next morning, before the day broke, Dinarzade said to her sister, "Dear sister, if you are awake I pray you to go on with your story.
But Charley was of opinion that, if a story must be told, it had better be told by Grandfather than little Alice.
The story was very pretty and interesting, especially at the point where the rivals suddenly recognized one another; and the ladies looked agitated.
The Bible itself was not much known to me at an age when most children have been obliged to read it several times over; the gospels were indeed familiar, and they have always been to me the supreme human story; but the rest of the New Testament I had not read when a man grown, and only passages of the Old Testament, like the story of the Creation, and the story of Joseph, and the poems of Job and Ecclesiastes, with occasional Psalms.
The little ones all love Dorothy, and as one of my small friends aptly states: "It isn't a real Oz story without her.
Finally, however, the story was finished, and Anne read it to Diana in the seclusion of the porch gable.
But it is such a long and exciting story that it must be saved for another book--and perhaps that book will be the last story that will ever be told about the Land of Oz.
I have been out of spirits while you were away--I haven't told her a story for weeks past; I will tell her one now.
And later, when the story of Christ had come to soften men's hearts and brighten men's lives, the stories told of faith and purity and gentleness.