By Stephin Merritt
The rustic people say howdy-do yet the following on the town, it's yo; they'll say it within the state too in two decades or so. Rolling Stone journal has known as songwriter Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields the Cole Porter of his new release; O, The Oprah journal has hailed cartoonist Roz Chast because the wryest pen given that Dorothy Parker's. jointly they've got crafted a witty and specified e-book in get together of two-letter phrases, concentrating on the one zero one such phrases that count number in Scrabble. that includes unique four-line poems through Merritt and colour illustrations via Chast, one zero one Two-Letter phrases covers frequent phrases (go, hello, no, ox) in addition to imprecise ones (ka, oe, qi, xu). With the darkish wit and shrewdpermanent wordplay of Edward Gorey or Shel Silverstein, this ebook is bound to thrill not only Scrabble gamers and crossword puzzle enthusiasts but additionally an individual in thrall to the most eldritch corners of the English language."
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I removed the remaining cloths from mirrors and paintings, tables and lamps. Soon I had finished all of the downstairs rooms but the study. There was only one frame there, a large one hanging over the piano. As I reached for the dust cloth, a breath of air moved past me with a sound uncannily like a sigh, and twitched the fabric out of my hand. My skin prickling unpleasantly, I looked around to see if one of the windows had been left open, but they were all tightly shut. For the first time I was aware of how alone I was.
Tasha,” said Alexander, “this is Eleanor Rose. Eleanor, meet my niece, Natalya. ” “Hello, Tasha,” I said, smiling. After an apparent moment of consideration, she smiled back. ” I asked him. ’” Alexander smiled. “It does, I suppose. ” Tasha and her uncle looked nothing alike. Her expression was gentle, her hair reddish brown. She was lovely, but her face was not as striking as Alexander’s was, and besides that, it had the wasted look of a child who had recently been seriously ill. ” she asked. She pointed to the corner of the house visible from where we stood.
Truthfully, I wanted to walk away before I saw your face, before whatever fascinated you could snare me as well. I know nothing of this place, but it seems to me that it courts misfortune. ” I shrugged, hoping that my hidden fear wouldn’t betray itself. ” I willed my eyes to keep steady on his. ” he asked in a softened tone. ” His voice was so low, it was almost lost in the murmuring trees, and there was a plaintive note in it that rebuked my pretended nonchalance. I did not know whether to be put off by his directness or to call him mad and walk away myself.