And I don't stand outside in the dark discussing such a thing with strangers. Something that would make some kind of difference in the world. All wheels must have a hub. Fixed points they are, and best left undisturbed, for without them, nothing holds together. Her fingers strayed to the winding key on its bottom, but glancing at the sleeping Tuck, she shook her head, gave the little box a pat, and dropped it into her pocket.
That would be something, anyway.
What if he should laugh at her secretly and think she was a coward. She stepped back and sat down primly a short distance from him.
There was even, she saw with satisfaction, the toad. The house was so proud of itself that you wanted to make a lot of noise as you passed, and maybe even throw a rock or two.
It became, instead, and rather abruptly, the property of people. But the man had fallen away behind by that time, and she was afraid to let go of the saddle, afraid to turn around, lest she fall off the horse. His face had gone very pale under its sunburn. But Winnie, though she was half charmed, was suddenly reminded of the stiff black ribbons they had hung on the door of the cottage for her grandfather's funeral.
It'd be nice to have a new name, to start with, one that's not all worn out from being called so much. One day at that time, not so very long ago, three things happened and at first there appeared to be no connection between them. At noontime, Winnie Foster, whose family owned the Treegap wood, lost her patience at last and decided to think about running away.
I want to be by myself for a change. And all at once the sun was uncomfortably hot, the dust oppressive, and the meager grass along its edges somewhat ragged and forlorn. At last he said, "Why do you want to know. Certainly, Winnie had given it good reason to ignore her. Mae seemed embarrassed, and Miles and Jesse fidgeted, glancing at their mother uneasily.
It was the only living thing in sight except for a stationary cloud of hysterical gnats suspended in the heat above the road. But the wood had a sleeping, otherworld appearance that made you want to speak in whispers.
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Tuck Everlasting Book Excerpt. The road that led to Treegap had been trod out long before by a herd of cows who were, to say the least, relaxed.
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