This happened every year; and the young Fir Tree, that had now grown to a very comely size, trembled at the sight; for the magnificent great trees fell to the earth with noise and cracking, the branches were lopped off, and the trees looked long and bare; they were hardly to be recognised; and then they were laid in carts, and the horses dragged them out of the wood.
The swallows did not know anything about it; but the Stork looked musing, nodded his head, and said, "Yes; I think I know; I met many ships as I was flying hither from Egypt; on the ships were magnificent masts, and I venture to assert that it was they that smelt so of fir.
And the Wind kissed the Tree, and the Dew wept tears over him; but the Fir understood it not.
Gilbert lifted Anne from the buggy and led her into the garden, through the little gate between the ruddy-tipped firs
, up the trim, red path to the sandstone step.
Only the dead-looking evergreen firs dotted about in the forest, and this oak, refused to yield to the charm of spring or notice either the spring or the sunshine.
Look at those cramped dead firs, ever the same, and at me too, sticking out my broken and barked fingers just where they have grown, whether from my back or my sides: as they have grown so I stand, and I do not believe in your hopes and your lies.
That's a new sort of fir which old Caldecott brought from the Himalayas.
Only about this fir," said Arthur, putting his hand on the stem of the beech.
When I ascertained that these young trees had not been sown or planted, I was so much surprised at their numbers that I went to several points of view, whence I could examine hundreds of acres of the unenclosed heath, and literally I could not see a single Scotch fir
, except the old planted clumps.
Gossamers glimmered like threads of silver among the trees and the fir
boughs and tassels seemed to utter friendly speech.
I could not emulate him, so Dan and Felix and Cecily and the Story Girl and I all walked hand in hand, huddling a little closer together as we went through James Frewen's woods--for there are strange harps in a fir grove, and who shall say what fingers sweep them?
We left the fir woods as the tale was ended, and on the opposite hill was home.
He got up and threw open the windows, to let in the soft breath of the afternoon, and the healthy scent of the firs
that made a belt round the Hermitage.
The pleasure of having Lucy to look at, and the prospect of the afternoon visit to Garum Firs, where she would hear uncle Pullet's musical box, had been marred as early as eleven o'clock by the advent of the hair-dresser from St.
And this was only the beginning of beautiful sights at Garum Firs.