`Well, there was Mystery,' the Mock Turtle replied, counting off the subjects on his flappers, `--Mystery, ancient and modern, with Seaography: then Drawling--the Drawling-master was an old conger-eel, that used to come once a week: HE taught us Drawling
, Stretching, and Fainting in Coils.'
Harvey got ready to faint or be sick, or both, when he heard a crack like a trunk thrown on a sidewalk, and, all small in his ear, a far-away telephone voice drawling
: "Heave to!
But truly, truly, it's not my fault, or only my fault a little bit," she said, daintily drawling
the words "a little bit."
"I was surprised to hear of your desire to join us," he began, lisping and drawling
, which was something new.
Grimsby repulsed him with a solemn wave of the hand, and then turning to me, continued, with the same drawling
tones and strange uncertainty of utterance and heavy gravity of aspect as before:
She opened one that had obviously been often turned over, and read a portion in the drawling
tone of a beginner; then laughed, and threw it from her.
Although no soldier, he had frequented camps enough to know the dread significance of that deliberate, drawling
, aspirated chant; the lieutenant on shore was taking a part in the morning's work.
Bazid Khan surely is a humble man by all means, but his lazy drawling
comments sound inaudible to the ears.
The Mock Turtle replies: "Well, there was Mystery, ancient and modern, with Seagraphy: then Drawling--the Drawling
master was an old conger-eel, that used to come once a week: he taught us Drawling
, Stretching, and Fainting in Coils."
The hushed, drawling
, sensitive vocals and intricate guitar work remains, fleshed out with ambitious widescreen rock leanings that recalls Neil Young in his early-1970s heyday.
The punky pop power gives way at times to drawling
rock, acoustic troubadouring and even a Squeeze-sounding flashback but three albums in such quick succession is pushing the boat out perilously close to the rocks of over-indulgence and you can't help but feel the album works as a whole, but none are likely to trouble a future greatest hits package.