THE ZIGZAG SERIES

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Page 226 - Came thro' the jaws of Death, Back from the mouth of hell, All that was left of them, Left of six hundred When can their glory fade? O the wild charge they made ! All the world wonder'd. Honor the charge they made! Honor the Light Brigade, Noble six hundred!
Page 226 - Then they rode back, — but not Not the six hundred. Cannon to right of them, Cannon to left of them, Cannon behind them Volley'd and thunder'd; Storm'd at with shot and shell, While horse and hero fell, They that had fought so well Came thro...
Page 288 - A BABA YAGA. Out into the cold, under the light of the round moon, went Vasilissa to the Baba Yaga's. The way was long and dreary ; but at last she saw under the branches of some tall trees the light in the hut of the Baba Yaga. She went to the door and knocked. " Faugh ! faugh ! who is there ? " " It is I, Granny. My step-mother has sent me to borrow a light." " I know her well. Come in." She went in and found the Baba Yaga sifting poppy-seed through her fingers, clearing it from dirt, grain by...
Page 178 - ... monument of the old Byzantine age of art and worldly glory, and of the departed opulence of the sultans. The Class descended some' steps on entering the edifice, and then went to the gynaikites, as the female gallery was called, in the middle of which the magnificence of the edifice appeared. " If I do not believe that the building was planned by angels," said Wyllys, " I could almost be persuaded to think that angels held the dome in the air. Look, — it rests on nothing." And so it seemed....
Page 222 - Mount," he said. "Attack the Russians in the valley." " Certainly, sir," said the commander. " But allow me to point out to you that the Russians have a battery in our front, and they have batteries on this flank, and batteries on that flank'' " I cannot help that," said Lord Lucan. " It is Lord Raglan's positive order that the Light Brigade attacks immediately." The valley lay before the Light Brigade, with the dark mouths of guns on every side. A thrill of horror ran through the spectators on the...
Page 226 - Cannon to right of them, Cannon to left of them, Cannon behind them Volley'd and thunder'd; Storm'd at with shot and shell, While horse and hero fell, They that had fought so well Came thro...
Page 196 - Empire ho endeavoured by every means in his power to prevent the introduction of the dangerous ideas. For this purpose a stringent intellectual quarantine was established on the western frontier. All foreign books and newspapers, except those of the most harmless kind, were rigorously excluded.
Page 280 - Five minutes here will do," said Master Lewis. " I think I have seen enough already." " Wait a little," said Tommy. " Let me see her caper" " Would you like to have a sister of yours caper in that way? " "A sister, — no; I would never speak to her again as long
Page 118 - God willeth it! God willeth it!" The pope paused for a moment ; and then, making a sign with his hand as if to ask for silence, he continued, "If the Lord God were not in your souls, ye would not all have uttered the same words. In the battle, then, be those your war-cry, those words that came from God ; in the army of the Lord let naught be heard but that one shout, ' God willeth it ! God willeth it...
Page 241 - So they stood like brave men, long and well, And they called each other their proper names, Till the lock-jaw seized them, and where they fell They buried them both...

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