Mrs Cratchit made the gravy (ready beforehand in a little saucepan) hissing hot; Master Peter mashed the potatoes with incredible vigour; Miss Belinda sweetened up the apple-sauce; Martha dusted the hot plates; Bob took Tiny
Tim beside him in a tiny
corner at the table; the two young Cratchits set chairs for everybody, not forgetting themselves, and mounting guard upon their posts, crammed spoons into their mouths, lest they should shriek for goose before their turn came to be helped.
Elves stood on a broad leaf while the teacher sat among the petals of a flower that bent beside them, and asked questions that none but Fairies would care to know.
As I had been scrutinizing this weird monstrosity the balance of the herd had fed quite close to me and I now saw that while many had the smaller specimens dangling from them, not all were thus equipped, and I further noted that the little ones varied in size from what appeared to be but tiny
unopened buds an inch in diameter through various stages of development to the full-fledged and perfectly formed creature of ten to twelve inches in length.
For a long time no sound broke the deathlike stillness of the jungle midday save the piteous wailing of the tiny
And so, one by one, the nine tiny
piglets were pushed together until but a single one of the creatures remained.
Their arms and necks were encircled by many ornaments of metal--silver predominating--and on their tunics were sewn the heads of tiny
reptiles in odd and rather artistic designs.
Here Jane devoted her every moment to caring for the tiny
sufferer, and as though her sorrow and anxiety were not all that she could bear, a further blow came with the sudden announcement of one of the Mosula porters who had been foraging in the jungle adjacent that Rokoff and his party were camped quite close to them, and were evidently upon their trail to this little nook which all had thought so excellent a hiding-place.
As he talked with his companion, little flashes of peremptory authority and dignity, which sat strangely upon one so tiny
, caused the young woman at times to turn her head from him that he might not see the smiles which she could scarce repress.
On the steep incline above the spring grew tiny
maidenhair ferns, while higher up were larger ferns and brakes.
Get off your foot, or I'll throw the leg of Moses at you," was the next command from the tiny
There were no more spats and squabbles, no more tiny
rages nor attempts at growling; while the adventures toward the far white wall ceased altogether.
His wan features wore a look of a tiny
, insane demon.