"How beautiful they are," whispered Eva, "but, dear Rose-Leaf, why do you keep them here, and why call you this your fairest sight?"
And with busy love toiled the Elves amid the withered leaves, and new strength was given to the flower; while, as day by day the friendless child watered the growing buds, deeper grew her love for the unseen friends who had given her one thing to cherish in her lonely home; sweet, gentle thoughts filled her heart as she bent above it, and the blossom's fragrant breath was to her a whispered voice of all fair and lovely things; and as the flower taught her, so she taught others.
Some learned how by pleasant dreams to cheer and comfort mortal hearts, by whispered words bf love to save from evil deeds those who had gone astray, to fill young hearts with gentle thoughts and pure affections, that no sin might mar the beauty of the human flower; while others, like mortal children, learned the Fairy alphabet.
Well, what of it?" I whispered
with immense assurance.
Fentolin," she whispered
. "Please come in; let us go in at once.
We remained side by side talking in our secret way-- but sometimes silent or just exchanging a whispered word or two at long intervals.
"She will clear the south point as she heads now," I whispered into his ear.
He kept silent for a while, then whispered, "I under- stand."
"I am a night cabby, I am," he whispered
, with a sort of boastful exasperation.
She bent timidly around till her breath stirred his curls and whispered
, "I -- love -- you!"
'Now listen, you young limb,' whispered
Sikes, drawing a dark lantern from his pocket, and throwing the glare full on Oliver's face; 'I'm a going to put you through there.
'What a nice man!' whispered
the spinster aunt to Mr.