Idioma de origen: Inglés
Methought as she spoke there was trouble in her face, as if a dream had warned her what work is to be done tonight. But no, no; it would kill her to think it.
He had taken a dreary road, darkened by all the gloomiest trees of the forest, which barely stood aside to let the narrow path creep through, and closed immediately behind.
he glanced fearfully behind him as he added, "What if the devil himself should be at my very elbow!"
And yet, though the elder person was as simply clad as the younger, and as simple in manner too
But the only thing about him that could be fixed upon as remarkable was his staff, which bore the likeness of a great black snake, so curiously wrought that it might almost be seen to twist and wriggle itself like a living serpent.
Sayest thou so?" replied he of the serpent, smiling apart. "Let us walk on, nevertheless, reasoning as we go; and if I convince thee not thou shalt turn back. We are but a little way in the forest yet."
"My father never went into the woods on such an errand, nor his father before him.
We have been a race of honest men and good Christians since the days of the martyrs; and shall I be the first of the name of Brown that ever took this path and kept"
If it be as thou gayest "
they never spoke of these matters ; or verily I marvel not seeing that the least rumor of the sort would have driven them from new England .