She has, therefore, attached to her own manuscripts
, copious Extracts from precious publications in her possession, all bearing on this terrible subject.
While Stella read My Graves, punctuating its tragic paragraphs with chuckles, and Rusty slept the sleep of a just cat who has been out all night curled up on a Jane Andrews tale of a beautiful maiden of fifteen who went to nurse in a leper colony -- of course dying of the loathsome disease finally -- Anne glanced over the other manuscripts
and recalled the old days at Avonlea school when the members of the Story Club, sitting under the spruce trees or down among the ferns by the brook, had written them.
These old Irish manuscripts
are perhaps none of them older than the eleventh century, but the stories are far, far older.
When he had copied the article a second time and rolled it up carefully, he read in a newspaper an item on hints to beginners, and discovered the iron law that manuscripts
should never be rolled and that they should be written on one side of the paper.
Pierre went round the study, approached the cupboard in which the manuscripts
were kept, and took out what had once been one of the most important, the holy of holies of the order.
It cannot be said that the Everhard Manuscript
is an important historical document.
I am forced to admit that even though I had traveled a long distance to place Bowen Tyler's manuscript
in the hands of his father, I was still a trifle skeptical as to its sincerity, since I could not but recall that it had not been many years since Bowen had been one of the most notorious practical jokers of his alma mater.
MY BELOVED MAKAR ALEXIEVITCH,--So eager am I to do something that will please and divert you in return for your care, for your ceaseless efforts on my behalf--in short, for your love for me-- that I have decided to beguile a leisure hour for you by delving into my locker, and extracting thence the manuscript
which I send you herewith.
She entered the room slowly with her everlasting manuscript
in her hand.
Owen talked everything over with Captain Jim, but he would not let him see the manuscript
Emily looked nervously at the manuscript
. "Why doesn't he tell me himself what he has discovered?
Then, feigning a tiff, he would close his manuscript
, and all the ladies with their birdlike voices would beseech him with "Oh, no, Messer Firenzuola, please go on again; it's SO charming!" while, as if by accident, Madonna Selvaggia's moonlike bosom would once more slip out its heavenly silver, perceiving which, Messer Firenzuola would open his manuscript
again and proceed with his sweet learning.