Matthew Cuthbert's father, as shy and silent as his son after him, had got as far away as he possibly could from his fellow men without actually retreating into the woods when he founded his homestead.
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.
Only it got so cold, and it snowed so, they had to leave off.
And Alice got the Red Queen off the table, and set it up before the kitten as a model for it to imitate: however, the thing didn't succeed, principally, Alice said, because the kitten wouldn't fold its arms properly.
And he got a habit of switching Gentleman off from his theories on Life in general to Woman in particular.
It's no good talking to them when they've got it bad.
And now, my lad, take them five shilling, And on my advice in future think; So Billy pouched them all so willing, And got that night disguised in drink.
The next morning, at first lesson, Tom was turned back in his lines, and so had to wait till the second round; while Martin and Arthur said theirs all right, and got out of school at once.
And that, let me tell you, when you have got
such a job as mine in hand, is a real comfort at starting.
When I ponder on them seeds I don't find it nowise hard to believe that we've got
souls that'll live in other worlds.
But he said I wasn't able to go, nor able to stand it after I got
there; and I did not make out a very good case for myself, for I was crying before I had finished.
So, as time went on, the Doctor got
more and more animals; and the people who came to see him got
less and less.