Thus equipped, Pollyanna in high glee pattered
to the moonlit window again, raised the sash, stuffed her burden through to the roof below, then let herself down after it, closing the window carefully behind her--Pollyanna had not forgotten those flies with the marvellous feet that carried things.
But as my little conductress, with her hair of gold and her frock of blue, danced before me round corners and pattered
down passages, I had the view of a castle of romance inhabited by a rosy sprite, such a place as would somehow, for diversion of the young idea, take all color out of storybooks and fairytales.
Between tunes, Lemper pattered
on as she amusingly and intelligently conducted you on the trip.
Initially it pattered
like light rain; later there were fortissimo chord clusters that gradually subsided into echo and eventually into the "ping" of a single note.
RELATED ARTICLE: ROYAL NEW ZEALAND BALLET has come a long way since its first brave showing some forty years ago, when noisy, blocked pointe shoes pattered
across a wooden stage, and decor and costumes gave the impression of having been thrown together by willing amateurs.