At one in the morning he saw Elijah Davis herding Henry Finn and Joe Hines, the lumber-jack, toward the door.
But the question had been put in fun, and Elijah ignored the acceptance.
Elijah laughed, gathered his two partners up, and was making a second attempt to reach the door
"Then you'd best be gettin' to bed," Elijah advised.
"You oughter have some sleep," Elijah counselled gravely.
I am in the Sixth Reader but just because I cannot say the seven multiplication Table Miss Dearborn threttens to put me in the baby primer class with Elijah
and Elisha Simpson little twins.
Him thought he by the brook of Cherith stood, And saw the ravens with their horny beaks Food to Elijah
bringing even and morn-- Though ravenous, taught to abstain from what they brought; He saw the Prophet also, how he fled Into the desert, and how there he slept Under a juniper--then how, awaked, He found his supper on the coals prepared, And by the Angel was bid rise and eat, And eat the second time after repose, The strength whereof sufficed him forty days: Sometimes that with Elijah
he partook, Or as a guest with Daniel at his pulse.
But the Prophet Elijah
came to him there and read his fate to him, and the fate of Jezebel; and said that in the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth, dogs should also lick his blood--and he said, likewise, the dogs should eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.
Next spring the bare places are to be filled with trees that I have ordered: pines behind the delicate acacias, and startling mountain-ashes, oaks, copper-beeches, maples, larches, juniper-trees--was it not Elijah
who sat down to rest under a juniper-tree?
It was not needed: two other boys besides Arthur had already followed his example, and he went down to the great School with a glimmering of another lesson in his heart--the lesson that he who has conquered his own coward spirit has conquered the whole outward world; and that other one which the old prophet learnt in the cave in Mount Horeb, when he hid his face, and the still, small voice asked, "What doest thou here, Elijah
?" that however we may fancy ourselves alone on the side of good, the King and Lord of men is nowhere without His witnesses; for in every society, however seemingly corrupt and godless, there are those who have not bowed the knee to Baal.
Gryce abounded in military metaphors and in denunciations of militarism.
Where they once dug for money, But never found any; Where sometimes Martial Miles Singly files, And Elijah
Wood, I fear for no good: No other man, Save Elisha Dugan-- O man of wild habits, Partridges and rabbits Who hast no cares Only to set snares, Who liv'st all alone, Close to the bone And where life is sweetest Constantly eatest.