It is a great room, thirty feet long and eighteen high, or thereabouts, with two great tables running the whole length, and two large fireplaces at the side, with blazing fires in them, at one of which some dozen boys were standing and lounging, some of whom shouted to East to stop; but he shot through with his convoy, and landed him in the long, dark passages, with a large fire at the end of each, upon which the studies opened.
This was the residence of East and another boy in the same form, and had more interest for Tom than Windsor Castle, or any other residence in the British Isles.
"They're well enough," answered East, patronizingly, "only uncommon cold at nights sometimes.
They set forward on their bleak and toilsome way, keeping to the east northeast, towards the lofty summit of a mountain, which it was necessary for them to cross.
Early in the day they came upon a stream running to the east, between low hills of bluish earth, strongly impregnated with copperas.
"She was the Wicked Witch of the East, as I said," answered the little woman.
"They are the people who live in this land of the East where the Wicked Witch ruled."
When they saw the Witch of the East was dead the Munchkins sent a swift messenger to me, and I came at once.
As he crossed the courtyard his glance chanced to wander to the great east tower looming high against the azure of the sky.
As he entered the room he saw the girl leaning upon the sill of the east casement, gazing out across the roof tops of Dusar toward distant Ptarth.
This mount, situated in 9@ north latitude and 20@ east
longitude, rose to a height of 10,600 feet above the surface of the moon.
The churches re-echoed the national enthusiasm in graver key and slower measure, and the aerial and naval preparations on the East River were greatly incommoded by the multitude of excursion steamers which thronged, helpfully cheering, about them.
The two ends of the V passed over Plumfield and Jamaica Bay, respectively, and the Prince directed his course a little to the east of the Narrows, soared over Upper Bay, and came to rest over Jersey City in a position that dominated lower New York.
So off he went in the direction of East Street, and had nearly got to the end of it when the moon shone forth.
What wooden scaffolding is that which they have set up there?" cried he involuntarily, as he looked at East Gate, which, in those days, was at the end of East Street.