Th' minute she was gone he called me to him an' says, `I want Mary Lennox to come and talk to
me, and remember you're not to tell any one.' You'd better go as quick as you can."
Doan' talk to
me 'bout Sollermun, Huck, I knows him by de back."
So that was the way the Doctor came to know that animals had a language of their own and could talk to one another.
After a while, with the parrot's help, the Doctor got to learn the language of the animals so well that he could talk to them himself and understand everything they said.
Pendleton--or rather, she tried to talk to
her about him.
"Come and talk to me instead of practising," and led the way to the sheltered side where the deck-chairs were stretched in the sun.
"I wanted to talk to him; I wanted to know what he'd done.
Chitter-chatter-chitter-chatter-- fish and the Greek alphabet--never listened to a word any one said-- chock-full of idiotic theories about the way to bring up children-- I'd far rather talk to him any day.
"After all, Rachel," she broke off, "it's silly to pretend that because there's twenty years' difference between us we therefore can't talk to each other like human beings."
The lady that kept the books seemed to want so much to talk to
me in English (for the sake of practice, too, I suppose), that I couldn't bear to let her know I didn't like it.
"Please don't talk to me about the opera; you know nothing about music.
"If our husbands didn't talk to us, we should see the facts as they are.