The first man that turns up-
she forgets her father and everything else, runs upstairs and does up her hair and wags her tail and is unlike herself
But here on this same road you might have seen amongst these heavy men a being lithe, supple, and long-limbed, straight like a pine with something striving up-
wards in his appearance as though the heart with- in him had been buoyant.
As most of the company had travelled far that day, they retired early to rest; and having heard them all, as I thought, go up-
stairs, I ventured out, to get my candlestick from the drawing-room sideboard.
But now came on the May-fly season; the soft, hazy summer weather lay sleepily along the rich meadows by Avon side, and the green and gray flies flickered with their graceful, lazy up-
and-down flight over the reeds and the water and the meadows, in myriads upon myriads.
I use that word rather than the word "flew," be- cause I have a distinct impression that, though up-
lifted by my aroused youth, my movements were deliberate enough.