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Lucy Maud Montgomery

Chronicles of Avonlea

    Oluchi 'buchi-Njerehas quoted6 years ago
    But she had such a habit of asking weird, unexpected questions, which a Philadelphia lawyer couldn't answer. Miss Rogerson had that class once and Anne routed her, horse, foot and artillery. I wasn't going to undertake a class with a walking interrogation point in it like that.
    Oluchi 'buchi-Njerehas quoted6 years ago
    But, no, Josiah would not stay. He was thankful to make his escape with such rags of self-respect as remained to him.
    Oluchi 'buchi-Njerehas quoted6 years ago
    "We are much obliged to you, Mr. Spencer," said Ma icily, "but this baby is OURS. We bought him, and we paid for him. A bargain is a bargain. When I pay cash down for babies, I propose to get my money's worth. We are going to keep this baby in spite of any number of uncles in Manitoba.
    Oluchi 'buchi-Njerehas quoted6 years ago
    "I—I—bought it at the auction, Ma," said Pa feebly.
    Oluchi 'buchi-Njerehas quoted6 years ago
    You never saw a more astonished dog than Mr. Riley. With a yell of terror he bolted out to the kitchen, out of the kitchen into the hall, through the hall into the room, and so into the kitchen and round again. With each circuit he went faster and faster, until he looked like a brindled streak with a dash of black and white on top. Such a racket and commotion I never heard, and I laughed until the tears came into my eyes.
    Oluchi 'buchi-Njerehas quoted6 years ago
    Mrs. William Morrison was one of those people who always speak decisively. If they merely announce that they are going to peel the potatoes for dinner their hearers realize that there is no possible escape for the potatoes.
    Oluchi 'buchi-Njerehas quoted6 years ago
    One day the minister's wife rushed in where Spencervale people had feared to tread,
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