At the end of the pergola, however, there was a stone seat, from which the sky could be seen completely swept clear of any earthly interruption, save to the right, indeed, where a line of elm-trees was beautifully sprinkled with stars, and a low stable building had a full drop of quivering silver just issuing from the mouth of the chimney.
"I should like," she began, and hesitated quite a long time before she forced herself to add, with a change of voice, "to study mathematics--to know about the stars."
"It's that star," explained Miss Leeson, pointing with a tiny finger.
"Oh, yes," said the small star gazer, "I know as much as any of them about the style of sleeves they're going to wear next fall in Mars."
The clear blue of the distance faded, and one star
after another came out.
"'Then why," she asks in a low voice and without removing her gloomy look from those distant stars, "do you detain me in his house?"
She stands looking out at the same stars without a word.
Wilt thou make me a reproach in the eyes of these strangers from the Stars
? What hast thou to say for thyself?"
After this Zeus, at one prayer of Artemis and Leto, put him among the stars
, because of his manliness, and the scorpion also as a memorial of him and of what had occurred.
(1) All the appearances of different stars
in a given place, or,
"Don't I know that the stars
don't move?" he asked himself, gazing at the bright planet which had shifted its position up to the topmost twig of the birch-tree.
Among these 5,000 nebulae there is one which has received the name of the Milky Way, and which contains eighteen millions of stars
, each of which has become the center of a solar world.
But very early in the morning poor Ogilvy, who had seen the shooting star
and who was persuaded that a meteorite lay somewhere on the common between Horsell, Ottershaw, and Woking, rose early with the idea of finding it.
A very short chapter, in which however is a sun, a moon, a star
, and an angel.
The people at once followed and formed a circle around the sides of the spacious room, leaving the horse and buggy and the man with the star
to occupy the center of the hall.