Saturday, August 15, 2015

Favorite Five

"Oh, no," came her voice, honey-sweet and calm. "Shoo that cow this way again, will you, Mr..Weary? I like to watch J. G. shin up the fence. It's good for him; it makes one supple, and J. G.'s actually getting fat."
                                                                                    ~ Chip, of the Flying U by B.M. Bower

He gave a final dig with his knife, then turned to look down into her wistful eyes. "Lloyd Sherman," he said, slowly, "you're one girl whose friendship means something. You don't measure up very high on this old locust, but when it comes to doing the square thing—when it's a question of honor, you measure up like a man!"
                                                                            ~ The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor by Annie Johnston

   Suddenly . . . a sound . . . the strangest, undoubtedly, that these lonely cliffs of France had ever heard, broke the silent solemnity of the shore.
   So strange a sound was it that the gentle breeze ceased to murmur, the tiny pebbles to roll down the steep incline! So strange, that Marguerite, wearied, overwrought as she was, thought that the beneficial unconsciousness of the approach of death was playing her half-sleeping senses a weird and elusive trick.
   It was the sound of a good, solid, absolutely British "Damn!"
                                                                                     ~ The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

Then as if from nowhere-as if from another world-the tall white sail appeared!!
                                                                                    ~ Watch for a Tall White Sail by Margaret E. Bell

"We're all entitled to make brassbound jackasses out of our selves at least three times in our lives," he said.  "It's written in that Constitution we've overthrown"
                                                                                   ~ In My Father's House by Ann Rinaldi

Note: Apologies for the swear word.  You kinda can't remove it from that quote.


  1. once again I have never read any of them! I should read more!!!! ~Taz

    1. Absolutely!!! These are all brilliant books and I love them.

  2. Guess what!? I bought the Scarlet Pimpernel from a thrift store!!!!!!!

    1. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can hardly wait to hear what you think of it!!!!!!! It is SUCH a good story!!! But then you have been hearing me say that for almost two years!!! LOL!!!