"I don't know that I'm wholly grateful to the A. V. I. S. in the matter of the telephone," said Anne. "Oh, I know it's most convenient-- even more so than our old device of signalling to each other by flashes of candlelight! And, as Mrs. Rachel says, `Avonlea must keep up with the procession, that's what.' But somehow I feel as if I didn't want Avonlea spoiled by what Mr. Harrison, when he wants to be witty, calls `modern inconveniences.' I should like to have it kept always just as it was in the dear old years. That's foolish--and sentimental--and impossible. So I shall immediately become wise and practical and possible. The telephone, as Mr. Harrison concedes, is `a buster of a good thing'--even if you do know that probably half a dozen interested people are listening along the line."
O, how the channel to the stream gave grace!Shape-shiftingA LARK had made her nest in the early spring on the young green wheat. The brood had almost grown to their full strength and attained the use of their wings and the full plumage of their feathers, when the owner of the field, looking over his ripe crop, said, "The time has come when I must ask all my neighbors to help me with my harvest." One of the young Larks heard his speech and related it to his mother, inquiring of her to what place they should move for safety. "There is no occasion to move yet, my son," she replied; "the man who only sends to his friends to help him with his harvest is not really in earnest." The owner of the field came again a few days later and saw the wheat shedding the grain from excess of ripeness. He said, "I will come myself tomorrow with my laborers, and with as many reapers as I can hire, and will get in the harvest." The Lark on hearing these words said to her brood, "It is time now to be off, my little ones, for the man is in earnest this time; he no longer trusts his friends, but will reap the field himself."A thousand favours from a maund she drew
The broken bosoms that to me belongThrew my affections in his charmed power
THE PIGEONS, terrified by the appearance of a Kite, called upon the Hawk to defend them. He at once consented. When they had admitted him into the cote, they found that he made more havoc and slew a larger number of them in one day than the Kite could pounce upon in a whole year.A BIRDCATCHER was about to sit down to a dinner of herbs when a friend unexpectedly came in. The bird-trap was quite empty, as he had caught nothing, and he had to kill a pied Partridge, which he had tamed for a decoy. The bird entreated earnestly for his life: "What would you do without me when next you spread your nets? Who would chirp you to sleep, or call for you the covey of answering birds?' The Birdcatcher spared his life, and determined to pick out a fine young Cock just attaining to his comb. But the Cock expostulated in piteous tones from his perch: "If you kill me, who will announce to you the appearance of the dawn? Who will wake you to your daily tasks or tell you when it is time to visit the bird-trap in the morning?' He replied, "What you say is true. You are a capital bird at telling the time of day. But my friend and I must have our dinners."
"The Lord has given and the Lord has taken away, dearie," she said through her own tears. "Blessed be the name of the Lord."
<p>A bunch of games are really getting into the Halloween spirit now - I mean, it is only a week away - and PUBG Mobile is one of them. This latest update brings us a bunch of seasonal bits and a few big extras to enhance your experience.</p><p><p>Almost a year in the making, The Girl Who Sold the World is an intriguing audio adventure game, coming to iOS and Android later this year.</p><p>The basic premise is that we're thrown into things straight away, helping a girl called Francis survive her journey through a strange world, and to find out who she is, where she is, and what the hell is going on.</p><p>It's actually quite rare that we get wind of a fully audio adventure game, and to have no graphics at all in TGWStW is pretty ballsy. On the game's forum page the developer stated, "I know for some of you, it may sound scary that there are no graphics at all. But believe me, your imagination has more power than you think."</p><p>What intrigues me most of all is how the game will control. It's already been confirmed that it's not a game for the visually impaired, but it's not just a linear experience. In fact, we've got seven chapters to experience, and judging by the quality of its trailer, I'm very excited to see TGWStW in its entirety.</p><p>Check out more information on the game's website, or watch the trailer below. We're looking so far at a Q2 2017 release on iOS and Android, and it'll be a premium app with no ads or IAPs.</p>
1. GOD MODE
2. DUMB ENEMY
3. NO ADS