My father was a Rocket like myself, and of French extraction.
Well, I said Pylotechnic," answered the Rocket, in a severe tone of voice, and the Bengal Light felt so crushed that he began at once to bully the little squibs, in order to show that he was still a person of some importance.
I was saying," continued the Rocket, "I was saying--What was I saying?
That is a very selfish reason," said the Rocket angrily.
said the Rocket indignantly; "you forget that I am very uncommon, and very remarkable.
You are the rudest person I ever met," said the Rocket, "and you cannot understand my friendship for the Prince.
Very important for you, I have no doubt," answered the Rocket, "but I shall weep if I choose"; and he actually burst into real tears, which flowed down his stick like rain-drops, and nearly drowned two little beetles, who were just thinking of setting up house together, and were looking for a nice dry spot to live in.
Every one was a great success except the Remarkable Rocket.
You are a very irritating person," said the Rocket, "and very ill- bred.
Well, that is his loss, not mine," answered the Rocket.
Something that was not a rocket, that came not hissing but screaming, went over Harold March's head and expanded beyond the mound into light and deafening din, staggering the brain with unbearable brutalities of noise.
In the mad excitement of that moment March peered through the storm, looking again for the long lean figure that stood beside the stand of the rocket.
Before the fires of the rocket had faded from the sky, long before the first gun had sounded from the distant hills, a splutter of rifle fire had flashed and flickered all around from the hidden trenches of the enemy.
When I cried out that it was a false alarm, she replaced it, glanced at the rocket
, rushed from the room, and I have not seen her since.
Then I touched off the hogshead of rockets
, and a vast fountain of dazzling lances of fire vomited itself toward the zenith with a hissing rush, and burst in mid-sky into a storm of flashing jewels