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The child went singing away, following up the current of the brook, and striving to mingle a more lightsome cadence with its melancholy voice.
He came clattering up to the school-door with an invitation to Ichabod to attend a merry - making or "quilting-frolic," to be held that evening at Mynheer Van Tassel's; and having, delivered his message with that air of importance and effort at fine language which a negro is apt to display on petty embassies of the kind, he dashed over the brook, and was seen scampering, away up the Hollow, full of the importance and hurry of his mission.
On one side of the church extends a wide woody dell, along which raves a large brook among broken rocks and trunks of fallen trees.
About two hundred yards from the tree, a small brook crossed the road, and ran into a marshy and thickly-wooded glen, known by the name of Wiley's Swamp.
But we may sleep on it now, for I shall be surprised if we do not hear something further from Brook Street in the morning."
Such were the singular circumstances in connection with the Resident Patient and the Brook Street Doctor.
Mrs Brooks, thinking that the speaker was coming to rush out of the door, hastily retreated down the stairs.
But Mrs Brooks felt it unsafe to watch on the landing again, and entered her own parlour below.
Mrs Brooks had not been able to catch any word of farewell, temporary or otherwise, between her tenants at the door above.
'And what is the opinion of Brooks of Sheffield, in reference to the projected business?'
'Why, I don't know that Brooks understands much about it at present,' replied Mr.
Quinion said he would ring the bell for some sherry in which to drink to Brooks. This he did; and when the wine came, he made me have a little, with a biscuit, and, before I drank it, stand up and say, 'Confusion to Brooks of Sheffield!' The toast was received with great applause, and such hearty laughter that it made me laugh too; at which they laughed the more.