Peter Pan – Chapter 7 – The Home Under the Ground

Chapter 7 – The Home Under the Ground The next day, one of the first things Peter did was measure Wendy, John, and Michael. Hook, you remember, had laughed at the boys for making seven different tree doors, but this was Hook’s ignorance. Because actually, unless the tree fits you exactly, it was difficult toContinue reading “Peter Pan – Chapter 7 – The Home Under the Ground”

Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 11 – Anne’s Impression of Sunday School

“Well, how do you like them?” asked Marilla. Anne was standing in the gable room, looking down at three new dresses spread out on the bed. One dress was a brown, checkered dress that looked like something a maid or a restaurant server would wear. Another was a black and white checkered dress that wasContinue reading “Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 11 – Anne’s Impression of Sunday School”

Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 10 – Anne’s Apology

Marilla didn’t tell Matthew about the incident that evening. However, when Anne was still stubbornly closed up in her room the next morning, Marilla had to explain the child’s absence from the breakfast table. Marilla told Matthew the whole story, making sure to emphasize the seriousness of the situation. “It’s a good thing Rachel LyndeContinue reading “Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 10 – Anne’s Apology”

Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 9 – Mrs. Rachel Lynde is Properly Horrified

Anne had been at Green Gables for two weeks before Mrs. Rachel Lynde arrived to meet and inspect her. It wasn’t Mrs. Rachel’s fault that she was so late. She had gotten a severe case of the flu and she had been confined to her house ever since her last visit to Green Gables. Mrs.Continue reading “Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 9 – Mrs. Rachel Lynde is Properly Horrified”

Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 8 – Anne’s Bring-Up is Begun

For reasons that only Marilla knew, she did not tell Anne right away that they had decided to let her stay at Green Gables. They waited before telling her. During the morning, Marilla kept the child busy with various tasks and watched over her with a sharp eye while she did them. By noon, sheContinue reading “Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 8 – Anne’s Bring-Up is Begun”

Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 7 – Anne Says Her Prayers

When Marilla put Anne to bed that night, she said stiffly: “Now, Anne, I noticed last night that you threw your clothes all over the floor when you took them off. That is a very untidy habit, and I can’t allow it at all. As soon as you take off any piece of clothing, foldContinue reading “Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 7 – Anne Says Her Prayers”

Dracula – Part 11 – The Letters of Mina and Lucy

Chapter 5 Letter from Miss Mina Murray to Miss Lucy Westenra May 9th, My dearest Lucy, Forgive me for not writing in so long, but I have been simply overwhelmed with work. The life of an assistant teacher is exhausting. I miss you so much, and I miss the sea, where we can talk togetherContinue reading “Dracula – Part 11 – The Letters of Mina and Lucy”

Dracula – Part 10 – Jonathan Harker’s Journal

May 18th, I went down to look at that room again in daylight, because I must know the truth. When I got to the doorway at the top of the stairs, it was closed. It had been so forcibly shut that part of the wooden doorframe was splintered. I could see that the door hadContinue reading “Dracula – Part 10 – Jonathan Harker’s Journal”

Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 6 – Marilla Makes Up Her Mind

They eventually arrived. Mrs. Spencer lived in a big yellow house at White Sands Cove. When she came to the door, surprise and welcome were mingled in her expression. “Dear, dear,” she exclaimed, “you’re the last folks I expected today, but I’m really glad to see you. You should bring your horse into the barn.Continue reading “Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 6 – Marilla Makes Up Her Mind”

Peter Pan – Chapter 6 – The Little House

Chapter 6 – The Little House Tootles was standing like a conqueror over Wendy’s body when the other boys sprang from their trees, armed with weapons. “You are too late,” he cried proudly, “I have shot the Wendy. Peter will be so happy with me.” Overhead, Tinker Bell shouted, “Stupid boy!” and darted away intoContinue reading “Peter Pan – Chapter 6 – The Little House”