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Keep where thou canst hear the babble of the brook.
So Pearl, who had enough of shadow in her own little life, chose to break off all acquaintance with this repining brook.
While he sketched it the Story Girl and I sat on the banks of the brook and she told me the story of the Sighing Reed.
A great elm tree spread its broad branches over it, at the foot of which bubbled up a spring of the softest and sweetest water, in a little well formed of a barrel; and then stole sparkling away through the grass, to a neighboring brook, that babbled along among alders and dwarf willows.
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.
Its windows looked east and west; through the west one, looking out on the back yard, came a flood of mellow June sunlight; but the east one, whence you got a glimpse of the bloom white cherry-trees in the left orchard and nodding, slender birches down in the hollow by the brook, was greened over by a tangle of vines.
What would you say if I were to start you in Brook Street?
Within a quarter of an hour we had been dropped at the door of the physician's residence in Brook Street, one of those sombre, flat-faced houses which one associates with a West-End practice.
In writhing, with her head on the chair, she turned her face towards the door, and Mrs Brooks could see the pain upon it; and that her lips were bleeding from the clench of her teeth upon them, and that the long lashes of her closed eyes stuck in wet tags to her cheeks.
Mrs Brooks, thinking that the speaker was coming to rush out of the door, hastily retreated down the stairs.
Brooks of Sheffield, for both the gentlemen laughed heartily when he was mentioned, and Mr.
And what is the opinion of Brooks of Sheffield, in reference to the projected business?