We never have used my grandmother's many-colored patchwork quilt, handsome as it is, for we Munchkins do not care for any color other than blue, so it has been packed away in the chest for about a hundred years.
"Is blue the only respectable color, then?" inquired Ojo.
An old, pointed blue
hat, that had belonged to some Munchkin, was perched on his head, and the rest of the figure was a blue
suit of clothes, worn and faded, which had also been stuffed with straw.
The stable-yard exhibited unequivocal symptoms of the glory and strength of the Eatanswill Blues. There was a regular army of blue flags, some with one handle, and some with two, exhibiting appropriate devices, in golden characters four feet high, and stout in proportion.
Then Horatio Fizkin, Esquire, of Fizkin Lodge, near Eatanswill, presented himself for the purpose of addressing the electors; which he no sooner did, than the band employed by the Honourable Samuel Slumkey, commenced performing with a power to which their strength in the morning was a trifle; in return for which, the Buff crowd belaboured the heads and shoulders of the Blue crowd; on which the Blue crowd endeavoured to dispossess themselves of their very unpleasant neighbours the Buff crowd; and a scene of struggling, and pushing, and fighting, succeeded, to which we can no more do justice than the mayor could, although he issued imperative orders to twelve constables to seize the ringleaders, who might amount in number to two hundred and fifty, or thereabouts.
She's up at the flat--she cooked eggs this mornin' in a blue
They will not stop in that room; but they may stop in this one for a short time--the other room is blue."
"But there is blue on the outside of every house I have seen," said Bradley.
The merry going to bed would have been the best of all, for Rose wanted someone to cuddle under the blue
blanket with her, there to whisper and giggle and tell secrets, as girls delight to do.
"And Cecily is a sweet pink, like those mayflowers, and Sara Ray is very pale blue, and Dan is red and Felix is yellow, like Peter, and Bev is striped."
Aunt Olivia is pansy-purple mixed with gold, and Uncle Roger is navy blue."
That, too, vanished, and Saxon and Billy looked at each other, she with amazement at the swimmer's valor, Billy with blue eyes flashing.
Then, while Billy wandered in a vain search for abalones, Saxon lay and dabbled in the crystal-clear water of a roak-pool, dipping up handfuls of glistening jewels--ground bits of shell and pebble of flashing rose and blue and green and violet.
Most of his poems, other than certain political satire, which drew on him the Emperor's wrath, are full of subtle sadness and fragrant regret, reminding one of pot-pourri in some deep blue porcelain bowl.
The night wind tells me secrets Of lotus lilies blue; And hour by hour the willows Shake down the chiming dew.