We did have it; never has its remembrance faded; that idyllic afternoon of roving in the old Carlisle woods
with the Story Girl and Uncle Blair gleams in my book of years, a page of living beauty.
If we could get through it to the bare hill-side, there, as it seemed to me, was an altogether safer resting-place; I thought that with my matches and my camphor I could contrive to keep my path illuminated through the woods
. Yet it was evident that if I was to flourish matches with my hands I should have to abandon my firewood; so, rather reluctantly, I put it down.
All day the fire-steed flies over the country, stopping only that his master may rest, and I am awakened by his tramp and defiant snort at midnight, when in some remote glen in the woods
he fronts the elements incased in ice and snow; and he will reach his stall only with the morning star, to start once more on his travels without rest or slumber.
After that he never went into the woods
without carrying the sling in his pocket and he spent hours shooting at imaginary animals concealed among the brown leaves in the trees.
They drove through the dark wood
; but the carriage shone like a torch, and it dazzled the eyes of the robbers, so that they could not bear to look at it.
And never let me hear a word out of your head about haunted woods
Once upon a time there was a piece of wood
. It was not an expensive piece of wood
Influenced by those remarks, the bird next morning refused to bring in the wood
, telling the others that he had been their servant long enough, and had been a fool into the bargain, and that it was now time to make a change, and to try some other way of arranging the work.
'Good woman,' he said to her, 'can you not show me the way out of the wood
She skimmed along over the tree-tops until she saw an open place in the middle of the wood
, where the trees and brushwood had been cleared.
East and West and North and South, Wash thy hide and close thy mouth.(Pit and rift and blue pool-brim, Middle-Jungle follow him!) Wood
and Water, Wind and Tree, Jungle-Favour go with thee!
Some hundred paces farther along the edge of the wood
stood Mitka, the count's other groom, a daring horseman and keen rider to hounds.