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But every little while, as it pecked at the bark of the tree, the purple bird bethought itself of some secret sorrow, and repeated its plaintive note of "Peep, peep, pe--weep
Before he came within earshot, Father Brown had added quite composedly, "Why does he really hide the secret of what he does with the purple wig?
Here too they got the Purple Death aboard, and sailed with it incubating in their blood.
Pepper raised his stick and silently indicated a shrub, bearing among sparse leaves a voluminous purple blossom; and at a rickety canter the last stage of the way was accomplished.
But in the Emerald City everything is green that is purple here.
Yet summer lingered, fading and fainting among her hills, deepening the purple of her valleys, spinning a shroud of haze from waning powers and sated raptures, dying with the calm content of having lived and lived well.
Let 's have as many as we want, and plague Aunt Betsey, to pay her for being so cross,' I said, giving Nelly half the great purple plum.
As my drinking grew heavier, I began to note more and more that it was in the drinking bouts the purple passages occurred.
Life was a rose-lipped comrade With purple flowers dripping from her fingers.
How could they know that the Queen of Ev and her family are all ornaments of a royal purple color?
1-16) I will tell of Dionysus, the son of glorious Semele, how he appeared on a jutting headland by the shore of the fruitless sea, seeming like a stripling in the first flush of manhood: his rich, dark hair was waving about him, and on his strong shoulders he wore a purple robe.
Beyond her was a purple sky, flowering with stars over the harbor.
But history tells of slaves who rose to the purple," I chided.
As a matter of fact, they seemed quite wonderful stones, with a curious purple gleam to them that must mean a pot of money.
Sonoma Valley began to fill with a purple flood, laying the mountain bases, rising, inundating, drowning them in its purple.