Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
"Her name's Belle," Manfred continued.
"Belle what?" said Tancred, his pale hair bristling with electricity.
"It's not important." Manfred waved his hand.
"It is to me," Tancred persisted. "I like to know a person's whole name."
-Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy, Jenny Nimmo
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
"Strange," he added, with a quick glance at Taran, "I had always hoped that if Eilonwy were betrothed to anyone it would be-yes, well, what I mean to say is that despite all the squabbling and bickering between the two of you, I had rather expected..."
"Do not mock me," Taran burst out, reddening. "Eilonwy is a Princess of the House of Llyr. You know my station as well as I. Such a hope has never been in my mind. It is only fitting for Eilonwy to be betrothed to one of her own rank." Angrily he drew away from the bard and galloped ahead.
"So you say, so you say," murmured Fflewdurr, hurrying after him. "Look closer into your heart. You may find your opinion to be somewhat different."
-The Castle of Llyr, Lloyd Alexander
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
"That may be true," said Eilonwy, "but as far as being an Assistant Pig-Keeper is concerned, I think you're a perfectly marvelous one. Believe me, there's no question in my mind you're the best Assistant Pig-Keeper in all Prydain. How many others there are, I'm sure I don't know, but that's beside the point. And I doubt a single one of them would have done what you did."
-The Black Cauldron, Lloyd Alexander
Friday, April 08, 2011
"You cannot be taking me there to imprison me?" Dantès went on. "The Château d'If is a State prison, and is only used for important political offenders. I have committed no crime. Are there any judges or magistrates at the Château d'If?"
"As far as I know there are a governor, some gaolers, a garrison, and some good thick walls."
-The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas