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Or, supposing the charm to have been fashioned in Egypt, it might very well have been carried to Babylon by some friendly embassy, or brought back by the Babylonish army from some Egyptian campaign as part of the spoils of war. The inscription may be much later than the charm. Oh yes it is a pleasant fancy, that that splendid specimen of yours was once used amid Babylonish surroundings. The others looked at each other, but it was Jane who spoke. Were the Babylon people savages, were they always fighting and throwing things about For she had read the thoughts of the others by the unerring light of her own fears. The Babylonians were certainly more gentle than the Assyrians, said the learned gentleman. And they were not savages by any means. A very high level of culture, he looked doubtfully at his audience and went on, I mean that they made beautiful statues and Headloop (HIJAB) Dental/Surgical/Medical Disposable Face Mask jewellery, and built splendid palaces. And they were do face masks protect others very learned they had glorious libraries and high towers for the purpose of astrological and astronomical observation. Er said Robert. I mean for star gazing and fortune telling, said the learned gentleman, and there were temples and beautiful hanging gardens I ll go to Babylon if you breathable face mask for dust protection like, said Jane abruptly, and the others hastened to say Done before she should have time to change her mind. Ah, said the learned gentleman, smiling rather sadly, one can go so far in dreams, when one is young. He sighed again, and then adding with a laboured briskness, I hope you ll have a a jolly game, he went into his room and shut the door. He said jolly as if it was a foreign language, said Cyril. Come on, let s get the Psammead and go now. I think Babylon seems a most frightfully jolly place to go t.e remarkable year 600 inches fell at an observatory in north east Bengal. In some of the western parts it is only 30 inches, while it is hardly 15 on the southern shores of the Indus. I think I must have sufficiently wearied you, ladies and gentlemen. No No No almost shouted the company with one voice and perhaps there was something so fascinating in the manner of the distinguished Hindu which exorcised all weariness from their minds and bodies. Thank you with all my heart but really you must permit me to retire, for I am somewhat fatigued, if you are not, and I shall be happy to contribute to your entertainment at another time, replied the speaker and he retired from the platform. I shall next call upon Mr. Woolridge, who will speak to you of the fauna of India, said the commander. The magnate of the Fifth Avenue, not much accustomed to speaking in public, was somewhat diffident about addressing the company in the presence of those who were so well versed in Indian lore but he conquered his modesty, and took his place on the stand. In expressing his appreciation of the last speaker, he mentioned that he occupied a difficult position in the presence of those who knew India as they knew their alphabet, and begged them to consider his talk as addressed only to the Americans of the party. The guests declared that they should be very glad to hear him and he bowed, smiled, and proceeded with his remarks Fortunately I have not much to say, for it will consist mainly of the mention of the names of the principal animals in the fauna of India, he began. Are all the animals fawns asked Mrs. Blossom, who evidently mistook the meaning of the term used. No, madam some of them are snakes. But I shall refer the serpents to Sir Modava for I am very anxious to hear the views of a native on that subject. The cattle are cows, buffaloes, and oxen, the two latter used as draft animals, and as agricultural workers. Bulls and cows are sacred beasts, and the Hindus never kill them for food. Except Christianized natives, like myself, interpolated Sir Modava. Thank you. The native breeds of horses have been greatly improved under the direction of the horse fancying Briton but they are never used on the farm. Ponies, donkeys, and mules are in use for various purposes. There are plenty of sheep and goats so there are of hogs but the higher of the middle class, like the Jews, regard them as unclean beasts, and would as soon take poison as eat the flesh of a pig. I don t sympathize with them, for I like roast pork when it is we.
not rejoin it. So the Amulet lay in the dust of the desert many thousand years, and at last came a small man, a conqueror with an army, and after him a crowd of men who sought to seem wise, and one of these found half the Amulet and brought it to this land. But none could read the name. So I lay still. And this man dying and his son after him, the Amulet was sold by those who came after to a merchant, and from him you bought it, and it is here, and now, the name of power having been spoken, I also am here. This is what the voice said. I think it must have meant Napoleon by the small mouth protection face mask man, the conqueror. Because I know I have been told that he took an army to Egypt, and that afterwards a lot of wise people went grubbing in the sand, and fished up all sorts of wonderful things, older than you would think possible. And of these I believe this charm to have been one, and the most wonderful one of all. Everyone listened and everyone tried to think. It is not easy to do this clearly when you have been listening to the kind of talk I have told you about. At last Robert said Can you take us into the Past to the shrine where you and the other thing were together. If you could take us there, we might find the other part still there after all these thousands of years. Still there silly said Cyril. Don t you see, if we go back into the Past it won t be thousands of years ago. It will be NOW for us won t it He appealed to the Psammead, who said You re not so far off the idea as you usually are Well, said Anthea, will you take us back to when there was a shrine and you were safe in it all of you Yes, said the do face masks protect others voice. You must hold me up, and speak the word of power, and one by one, beginning with the first born, you shall pass through me into the Past. But let the last that passes be the one that holds me, and let him not lose his hold, disposible mouthpieces for face mask lest you lose me, and so remain in the Past for ever. That s a nasty idea, said Robert. When you desire to return, the beautiful voice went on, hold medical face mask protection me up towards the East, and speak the word. Then, passing through me, you shall return to this time and it shall be the present to you. But do face masks protect others how A bell rang loudly. Oh crikey exclaimed Robert, that s tea Will you please make it proper daylight again so that we can go down. And thank you so much for all your kindness. We ve enjoyed ourselves very much indeed, thank you added Anthea politely. The beautiful light faded slowly. The great darkness and silence came and these suddenly changed to the dazzlement of day and the great soft, rustli.1 will tell you what you may do. You may hire David White to deliver them for you. You must pay him for it give him half a dollar, which will be a good thing for him. This plan was adopted, and Frank was sent with the notes and the money over to the poor widow s cottage. Don t you think it is very wicked, mother, for rich folks to have parties, when the money they cost will do so Pg 22 much good to the poor asked Flora. I do not think so, my dear child. Well, I do face masks protect others think so, mother, added Flora, warmly. Perhaps you do not fully understand it. I think I do. Why should it be wicked for you to enjoy yourself I don t think it is wicked to enjoy myself, but only to Pg 23 spend money for such things. You said you were going to have the Riverdale Band, and that the music would cost more than twenty dollars. I did, and the supper will cost at least twenty more for I have spoken to the confectioner to supply us with ice cream, cake, jellies, and other luxuries. do face masks protect others We shall have a supply of strawberries and Pg 24 cream, and all the nice things of the season. We must also erect a tent in the garden, in which we shall have the supper but after tea I will tell you all about it. Bird Flora and her Father. Flora and her Father. chapter 2 Flora could not help thinking how much good the forty dollars, which her father would have to pay for the birthday party, would do if given to the poor. It seemed to her just like spending the money for a few hours pleasure and even if they had a fine time, which she Pg 28 was quite sure they would have, it would be soon over, and not do any real good. Forty dollars was a great deal of money. It would pay Mrs. White s rent for a whole year it would clothe her family, and feed them nearly all the next winter. It appeared to her like a shameful waste and these thoughts promised to take away a great deal from the pleasure of the occasion. I think, mother, I had just Pg 29 as lief not have the band, and only have a supper of bread and butter and seed cakes. Why, Flora, what has got into you said her father. Mrs. Lee laughed at the troubled looks of Flora, and explained to her father the nature of her scruples in regard to the party. Where did the child get this foolish idea asked her Pg 30 father, who thought her notions were too old and too severe for a little girl. Didn t I see last winter how much good only a little money would do replied Flora. Don t you think it is wicked for me to live in this great house, keep five or six horses, and nine or ten servants, when I could live in a littl.at the ring. My father is one of the heads, and I know a water charm to make him talk in his sleep. And he has spoken. I will tell you. But if they know do face masks protect others I have told you they will kill me. In the insidest inside there is a stone box, and in it there is the Amulet. None knows whence it came. It came from very far away. Have you seen it asked Anthea. The girl nodded. Is it anything like this asked Jane, rashly producing the charm. The girl s face turned a sickly greenish white. Hide it, hide it, she whispered. You must put it back. If they see it they will kill us all. do face masks protect others You for taking it, and me for knowing that there was such a thing. Oh, woe woe why did you ever come here Don t be frightened, said Cyril. They shan t know. Jane, don t you be such a little jack ape again that s all. You see what will happen if you do. Now, tell me He turned to the girl, but before he had time to speak the question there was a loud shout, and a man bounded in through the opening in the thorn hedge. Many foes are upon us he cried. Make ready the defences His breath only served for that, and he lay panting on the ground. Oh, DO let s go home said Jane. Look here I don t care I WILL She held up the charm. Fortunately all the strange, fair people were too busy to notice HER. She held up the charm. And nothing happened. You haven t said the word of power, said Anthea. Jane hastily said it and still nothing happened. Hold it up towards the East, you silly said Robert. Which IS the East said Jane, dancing about in her agony of terror. Nobody knew. So they opened the fish bag to ask the Psammead. And the bag had only a waterproof sheet in it. The Psammead was gone. Hide the sacred thing Hide it Hide it whispered the girl. Cyril shrugged his shoulders, and tried to look as brave as he knew he ought to feel. Hide it up, Pussy, he said. We are in for it now. We ve just got to stay and see it out. CHAPTER 5. THE FIGHT IN THE VILLAGE Here was a horrible position Four English children, whose proper date was A.D. 1905, and whose proper address was London, set down in Egypt in the year 6000 B.C. with no means whatever of getting back into their own time and place. They could not find the East, and the sun was of no use at the moment, because some officious person had once explained to Cyril that the sun did not really set in the West at all nor rise in the East either, for the matter of that. The Psammead had crept out of the bass bag when they were not looking and had basely deserted them. An enemy was approaching. There would be a f.
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I shouldn t wonder, said Alice, if she holds the secret of the will that will make him rolling in long lost wealth. I wonder qiancheng nose guard face shield, protective face mask l5 small size if he ll catch her, Noel said. I m quite certain all his future depends on it. Perhaps she s his long lost sister, and the estate was left to them equally, only she couldn t be found, so it couldn t be shared up. Perhaps he s only in love with her, Dora said, parted by cruel Fate at an early age, he has ranged the wide world ever since trying to find her. I hope to goodness he hasn t anyway, he s not ranged since we knew him never further than Hastings, Oswald said. We don t want any of that rot. What rot Daisy asked. And Oswald said Getting married, and all that sort of rubbish. And Daisy and Dora were the only ones that didn t agree with him. Even Alice owned that being bridesmaids must be fairly good fun. It s no good. You may treat girls as well as you like, and give them every comfort and luxury, and play fair just as if they were boys, but there is something unmanly about the best of girls. They go silly, do face masks protect others like milk goes sour, without any warning. When Albert s uncle returned he was very hot, with a beaded brow, drive medical cpap full face mask but pale as the Dentist when the peas were at their worst. Did you catch her H. O. asked. Albert s uncle s brow looked black as the cloud that thunder will presently break from. No, he said. Is she your long lost nurse H. O. went on, before we could stop him. Long lost grandmother I knew the lady long ago in India, said Albert s uncle, as he left the room, slamming the door in a way we should be forbidden to. And that was the end of the Canterbury Pilgrimage. As for the lady, we did do face masks protect others not then k.e house, like Mrs. White laughed Mr. Lee. All the money you spend Pg 31 would take care of a dozen families of poor folks, said Flora. That is very true. Suppose I should turn away all the men and women that work for me, face mask for kids medical those, I mean, who work about the house and garden, and give the money I spend in luxuries to the poor. But what would John and Pg 32 Peter, Hannah and Bridget do then They would lose their places, and not be able to earn any thing. Why, no, father Peter has a family he has got three children, and he must take care of them. Ah, you begin to see it do you said Mr. Lee, with a smile. All that I spend upon luxury goes into the pockets of the farmer, mechanic, and laborer. I see that, father, replied Pg 33 Flora, looking as bright as sunshine again but all the money spent on my party will be wasted won t it Not a cent of it my child. If I were a miser, and kept my money in an iron safe, and lived like face mask face mask medical a poor man, I should waste it then. But twenty dollars for the Riverdale Band is a great deal to give for a few hours service. Pg 34 It don t do any good, I think. Yes, it does music improves our minds and hearts. It makes us happy. I have engaged do face masks protect others six men to play. They are musicians only at such times as they can get a job. They are shoemakers, also, and poor men and the money which I shall pay them will help support their families and educate them. What a fool I was, father Pg 35 exclaimed Flora. O, no not so bad as that for a great many older and wiser persons than yourself have thought just what you think. But the supper, father, the ice cream, the cake, and the lemonade, won t all the money spent for these things be wasted No more than the money Pg 36 spent for the music. The confectioner and those whom he employs depend upon their work for the means of supporting themselves and their families. So they do, father. And when you have a party, you are really doing good to the poor. That depends upon circumstances, replied Mr. Lee. I don t think it would be Pg 37 an act of charity for a person who could not afford it to give a party. I only mean to say that when we spend money for that which does not injure us or any body else, what we spend goes into the pockets of those who need it. A party a proper party, I mean, such a one as you will have is a good thing in itself. Innocent amusement is just as necessary as food and drink. God has given me wealth, Pg 38 Flora, and he expects me to do all the good I can with it. I hold it as his steward. Now, when I pay one of these musicians three or.