On the fly-leaf he encountered another written warning:--"This book belongs to Miss Pink
's Academy for Young Ladies, and is not to be removed from the library." The date, which was added, referred to a period of ten years since.
She was wedged in between a stout lady in pink
silk and a tall, scornful-looking girl in a white-lace dress.
"Yes, yes, it really was pink
!" cried Natasha, who now thought she too remembered the word pink
being used, and saw in this the most extraordinary and mysterious part of the prediction.
Miss Ross told me about Paris; she bought my pink
sunshade there and my bead purse.
When Ribby came out for a pailful of water to wash up the tea- things, she found a pink
and white pie-dish lying smashed in the middle of the yard.
"None escape," said the little pink
Two long borders were done during my absence one day, and when I explained that I should like the third to have plants in groups and not in lines, and that what I wanted was a natural effect with no bare spaces of earth to be seen, he looked even more gloomily hopeless than usual; and on my going out later on to see the result, I found he had planted two long borders down the sides of a straight walk with little lines of five plants in a row--first five pinks
, and next to them five rockets, and behind the rockets five pinks
, and behind the pinks
five rockets, and so on with different plants of every sort and size down to the end.
I like also little heaps, in the nature of mole-hills (such as are in wild heaths), to be set, some with wild thyme; some with pinks
; some with germander, that gives a good flower to the eye; some with periwinkle; some with violets; some with strawberries; some with cowslips; some with daisies; some with red roses; some with lilium convallium; some with sweet-williams red; some with bear's-foot: and the like low flowers, being withal sweet and sightly.
"And Cecily is a sweet pink
, like those mayflowers, and Sara Ray is very pale blue, and Dan is red and Felix is yellow, like Peter, and Bev is striped."
"You made me pretty--very pretty, indeed--and I love to watch my pink
brains roll around when they're working, and to see my precious red heart beat." She went to a long mirror, as she said this, and stood before it, looking at herself with an air of much pride.
"How nice you've come in good time," he said to her, embracing her waist; "such a bad habit to be late." Bending her left hand, she laid it on his shoulder, and her little feet in their pink
slippers began swiftly, lightly, and rhythmically moving over the slippery floor in time to the music.
"Faith, the Major's big enough to choose for himself," Sir Michael said; "he'll ask ye when he wants ye"; or else he would turn the matter off jocularly, declaring that "Dobbin was too young to keep house, and had written home to ask lave of his mamma." Nay, he went farther, and in private communications with his Major would caution and rally him, crying, "Mind your oi, Dob, my boy, them girls is bent on mischief--me Lady has just got a box of gowns from Europe, and there's a pink
satin for Glorvina, which will finish ye, Dob, if it's in the power of woman or satin to move ye."