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Quote of MARVELOUS from Willa Cather of My Antonia

Fuchs brought home with him a stranger, a young Bohemian who had taken a homestead near Black Hawk, and who came on his only horse to help his fellow countrymen in their trouble.
Willa Cather
My Antonia, Reading
Whenever one looked at this slope against the setting sun, the circle showed like a pattern in the grass; and this morning, when the first light spray of snow lay over it, it came out with wonderful distinctness, like strokes of Chinese white on canvas.
Willa Cather
My Antonia, Reading
When he was tired, his lectures were clouded, obscure, elliptical; but when he was interested they were wonderful.
Willa Cather
My Antonia, Reading
No matter how many wrong notes he struck, he never lost the intention of a passage, he brought the substance of it across by irregular and astonishing means.
Willa Cather
My Antonia, Reading
Holmes, because I recognized that I am myself an unpractical man and because I am suddenly confronted with a most serious and extraordinary problem.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 1. Mr. Sherlock Holmes Reading
As it is, by an indiscreet eagerness, which was taken advantage of with extraordinary quickness and energy by our opponent, we have betrayed ourselves and lost our man.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville Reading
A small fly or moth had fluttered across our path, and in an instant Stapleton was rushing with extraordinary energy and speed in pursuit of it.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House Reading
I was standing watching his pursuit with a mixture of admiration for his extraordinary activity and fear lest he should lose his footing in the treacherous mire, when I heard the sound of steps and, turning round, found a woman near me upon the path.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House Reading
Her face fell, however, when she saw that I was a stranger, and she sat down again and asked me the object of my visit.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor Reading
I shrank back into the darkest corner and cocked the pistol in my pocket, determined not to discover myself until I had an opportunity of seeing something of the stranger.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor Reading
Mortimer, and Frankland, of Lafter Hall, let me end on that which is most important and tell you more about the Barrymores, and especially about the surprising development of last night.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson Reading
But I have seen things so extraordinary, that what you tell me seems less astonishing than it otherwise might.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 27. The Story Reading
After some time Cucumetto became the object of universal attention; the most extraordinary traits of ferocious daring and brutality were related of him.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 33. Roman Bandits Reading
And his appearance had nothing extraordinary in it; but the hesitation with which he proceeded, stopping and listening with anxious attention at every step he took, convinced Franz that he expected the arrival of some person.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 34. The Colosseum Reading
My father, who never goes out, has several times been on the point of refusing this invitation; Madame de Villefort, on the contrary, is burning with the desire of seeing this extraordinary nabob in his own house, therefore, she has with great difficulty prevailed on my father to accompany her.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 57. In the Lucerne Patch Reading
It glistened with such extraordinary joy, so rich and full of thought, that the physician was struck.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 94. Maximilian's Avowal Reading
Every morning Morrel called on Noirtier to receive news of Valentine, and, extraordinary as it seemed, each day found him less uneasy.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 100. The Apparition Reading
Still, the presence of Monte Cristo at such an hour, his mysterious, fanciful, and extraordinary entrance into her room through the wall, might well seem impossibilities to her shattered reason.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 100. The Apparition Reading
Still this extraordinary silence appeared strange to him, and he called a second and third time; still no answer.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 102. Valentine Reading
Seeing a stranger, escorted by two turnkeys holding torches and accompanied by two soldiers, and to whom the governor spoke bareheaded, Dantes, who guessed the truth, and that the moment to address himself to the superior authorities was come, sprang forward with clasped hands.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 14. The Two Prisoners Reading