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You never dream dreams, do theoretically and practioally you, Dad?”

impossible. Man's not con“Lucky for you I don't, struoted for it: he's meant to Pat. One wants some prao- move about on the earth.” tioal brains in a family of hope. “What about the sea ? He less dreamers like you and manages to move about on and your mother."

under that all right, Dad."All the same, you wouldn't “That's different: he's not like us if we didn't dream, soting against gravity there, Dad: think of Mum's beoom- whereas to fly, except in some ing practioal-Heavens!”. form of balloon, he's got to

She poured the boiling water counteraot gravity, and that's into the teapot and stirred it, the secret he can't find.” while Manning passed over “How does the bird do it, the milk and sugar-a slim sir, anyway? We know someslip of a girl in a bisonit- thing about it. He's got to coloured tussore frook, with push himself through the air, heavy coils of auburn hair and the reaotion of the air gloaming under the shady brim on the wings holds him ap. of the white panama splashed If we can make wings and with the vivid green of a silk push them through the air, veil twisted round it.

we ought to get the same Suoh a fresh dainty-looking result." girl, with nioe, olear, honest, “Too much weight to carry hazel eyes and a rather ador- in the first place. The bird able mouth, thought Manning, weighs praotically nothing at as he watohed her pouring out all, and is specially built for the tea, sitting up in the shade flight - for movement in its of the old stone arohway which own element, the air." looked out through the thick. “We could build our flyingness of the walls on to the sun- machines on the same lines.” kissed panorama of dome and “And then they'll break up minaret and yellow soil. A and drop you with a bump.". obarming picture, with the "All right, sir—you wait light falling on face and and see. But I'll bet you anystraight well-poised neok, a thing you like tbat we shall shaft of sunlight fron a crevice be flying within the next ten just oatching the heavy jade years.” and gold earring.

Manning sat up and passed She passed over a oup to his oigarette-case over. “CigarManning and one to Colonel ette, Miss Smythe ?" He lit Smythe, and helped herself to it for her, and then lighting a piece of oake.

his own, asked"Why are you such an un- “Who's for climbing the believing Jow, Daddy? Why gate?shouldn't men be beginning to “Not me, thanks, Manning," fly, as Mr Manning says they said Colonel Smythe; I've

olimbed enough broken stairs “Because, my dear, it's to-day.”

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“Will you come, Miss shapely arm on the red stone Smythe?” asked the subaltern, where the gold bracelet glinted turning to the girl.

vividly, pointed out over the “Yes, love to," she said, wide landscape — tomb and “and Dad oan paok ap the tower and ruined palace. tea things.” She stood up “Dreams of dead kings, Mr and brushed the orombs and Manning. Isn't it fasoinating? dast from her froek.

I wonder what the man who "I atterly refuse to paok built this fort thought when up any tea things," replied he stood here and looked out. the Colonel, extending himself Do you think he piotared this luxuriously. "I shall lie here lying ruined, and you and me in peace and comfort with a standing here, strangers withoheroot while you two young in the gates'?. idiots go and olimb impossible “He must have had some dim stairs to get exactly the same foresight, since he had imaginview as I get here."

ation enough to design this “It's much better higher place. But I suppose he said

to himself, 'It'll last my time, “Well, I'll wait till your and his, and theirs, and the flying - machine is going, rest is with Allah.'". thanks."

"Seven cities. .." mur“Be a good girl, Pat, and mured the girl as her eyes don't break your neok if you swept over the plain ... "and oan help it," he added as she now ..." stepped out into the sunlight “Tumbledown tombs and on to the broken old stone crumbling arobes,” said Manstairs leading to the upper ning, “but, which is eternal, battlements, where the rose- roses. I pioked that one at red gate - towers of carved Humayon's Gardens." He held stone stabbed the vivid blue out a great, heavy-doented, of the sky.

yellow rose. Manning followed the slim The girl took it and held it figure that stepped so steadily to her nostrils. “How lovely! on the very edge of nothing, Why do they always have until they reached the top of such topping flowers in those the high gate-towers, where old gardens ?” two little stone "obattri" pavilions of carved red granite. “I sometimes think that never blows

the rose so red still gay with inlay of blue As where some buried Cæsar bled,'" and green tiling, lent an air of dainty finish to the massive quoted Manning. “Rose-petal strength of the gates rising in perfume of past grandeur. double tier well over eighty No, it's for you,” he said, as feet of sheer smooth-cat ashlar, she offered it him back, topped with the warmer red "Oh, thanks awfully." She of old Moghul briok,

pinned it into her dress with The girl olimbed into one an enamel brooob. of them, and resting one She pointed out in front.

“Look at that valture com- but horse and foot and birdsing down wind." The great chiefly birds, great birds sweep. bird swept past them noise- ing past, with the glint of lessly, and turning into the brass and steel over the wind, hovered over the battle- gleaming fabrio of their wings, ments awhile and then swept and the dull blue of machine. baok again.

guns and pompoms. When “That's real flight, Miss that comes, the horse and foot Smythe, and you and I will will begin to go and wars be do it yet: do it soon now, too, won in the air.” I think. We shall fly over The voice was full of enthu. this very place with its atmos. siasm, and the speaker's face phere of dreams and lazy san. held the far-off rapt look of kissed hours."

one who gazes from the high “You do really believe it, hills over a new strange don't you, Mr Manning? It's country, yet one whioh seems not only to make Dad argue ?” half familiar from being 80

"Of oourse I do. The Wrights often visualised in the lonely have shown that it's possible, halts of the long upolimb. and all we've got to do is to The girl looked at him in make it really practioable." wonderment. What funny

“And then what is there things men were. Why did left? We shall be like Alex- they sometimes suddenly ander, with no more worlds to wander out into the blue like conquer.”

that, where you couldn't fol. "Not in reality. Man's low them? It was bad enough found out about one-millionth now with "shows” and expeof what there is to be found ditions on which they vanished out, and the discovery of periodically. If they could fly another millionth won't finish off into the skies as well, poor everything. But it's going to woman might give up trying revolutionise war when it does to hold them at all. Unlessoome.”

why not?—she should go with The girl looked at him. “I them, lend grace and lightness wish it could revolutionise it as well as lissom strength out of existenoe,” she said. to the great wings. Why

“I'm afraid it won't do that shouldn't a woman do as much yet," he replied gravely. “But as a man in that line? Surely we're getting on pretty fast. if flight were to come, woman Think Three hundred years might claim her equal right of ago Humayon stood on this wings to soar above the dust very gate watobing his troops and haze into the higher marching out, horse and foot clearer level where legendary and elephants, all in clinking has always held her sphere olattering mail. You and I, to be. perhaps, will stand on this . The thought firod her. Why gate and watch the troops of shouldn't she try the new road the future passing by, not with this dreamer ? horse and foot and elephants, “Will you teach me some. “Will you oome, Miss shapely arm on the red stone Smythe?" asked the subaltern, where the gold bracelet glinted turning to the girl.

vividly, pointed out over the “Yes, love to," she said, wide landscape - tomb and "and Dad oan pack up the tower and ruined palace. tea things.” She stood up “Dreams of dead kings, Mr and brushed the orumbs and Manning. Isn't it fasoinating? dust from her frook.

I wonder what the man who “I atterly refuse to pack built this fort thought when up any tea things,” replied he stood here and looked out. the Colonel, extending himself Do you think he piotared this luxuriously. “I shall lie here lying ruined, and you and me in peace and oomfort with a standing here, 'strangers withoheroot while you two young in the gates'?” idiots go and olimb impossible “He must have bad some dim stairs to get exaotly the same foresight, since he had imaginview as I get here,”

ation enough to design this It's much better higher place. But I suppose he said ap, sir.”

to himself, 'It'll last my time, "Well, I'll wait till your and his, and theirs, and the flying - machine is going, rest is with Allah.'". thanks."

“Seven cities ..." mar“Be a good girl, Pat, and mured the girl as her eyes don't break your neck if you swept over the plain ..."and oan help it,” he added as she now ..." stepped out into the sunlight "Tumbledown tombs and on to the broken old stone crumbling arobes,” said Manstairs leading to the upper ning, “but, wbioh is eternal, battlements, where the rose- roses. I pioked that one at rod gate - towers of carved Humayon's Gardens." He held stone stabbed the vivid blue out a great, heavy-scented, of the sky.

yellow rose. Manning followed the slim The girl took it and held it figure that stepped so steadily to her nostrils. “How lovely! on the very edge of nothing, Why do they always have antil they reached the top of such topping flowers in those the high gate-towers, where old gardens ?” two little stone "obattri”. pavilions of carved red granite. “'I sometimes think that never blows

the rose so red still gay with inlay of blue

As where some buried Cæsar bled,'” and green tiling, lent an air af dainty finish to the massive quoted Manning. “Rose-petal strength of the gates rising in perfume of past grandeur. double tier well over eighty No, it's for you,” he said, as feet of sheer smooth-oat ashlar, she offered it him back. topped with the warmer red “Oh, thanks awfully.” She of old Moghul briok,

pinned it into her dress with The girl climbed into one an enamel brooob. of them, and resting one She pointed out in front.

“Look at that valtare oom- but horse and foot and birdsing down wind." The great chiefly birds, great birds sweepbird swept past them noise- ing past, with the glint of lessly, and turning into the brass and steel over the wind, hovered over the battle- gleaming fabrio of their wings, ments awhile and then swept and the dull blue of machine. baok again.

guns and pompoms. When “ That's real flight, Miss that comes, the horse and foot Smythe, and you and I will will begin to go and wars be do it yet: do it soon now, too, won in the air.” I think. We shall fly over The voice was full of enthu. this very place with its atmos- siasm, and the speaker's face phere of dreams and lazy sun- held the far-off rapt look of kissed hours.”

one who gazes from the high “You do really believe it, bills over a new strange don't you, Mr Manning? It's country, yet one which seems not only to make Dad argue?” half familiar from being 80

"Of oourse I do. The Wrights often visualised in the lonely have shown that it's possible, halts of the long upolimb. and all we've got to do is to The girl looked at him in make it really practicable." wonderment. What funny

“And then what is there things men were. Why did left? We shall be like Alex- they sometimes suddenly ander, with no more worlds to wander out into the blue like conquer."

that, where you couldn't fol"Not in reality. Man's low them? It was bad enough found out about one-millionth now with “shows" and expeof what there is to be found ditions on which they vanished out, and the discovery of periodically. If they could fly another millionth won't finish off into the skies as well, poor everything. But it's going to woman might give up trying revolutionise war when it does to hold them at all. Unlesscome.”

why not?—she should go with The girl looked at him. “I them, lend grace and lightness wish it could revolutionise it as well as lissom strength out of existence,” she said. to the great wings. Why

“I'm afraid it won't do that shouldn't a woman do as much yet," he replied gravely. “But as a man in that line? Sarely we're getting on pretty fast. if flight were to come, woman Think! Three hundred years might claim her equal right of ago Humayon stood on this wings to soar above the dust very gate watobing his troops and haze into the higher marohing out, horse and foot clearer level where legendary and elephants, all in clinking has always held her sphere olattering mail. You and I, to be. perhaps, will stand on this · The thought firod her. Why gate and watch the troops of shouldn't she try the new road the future passing by, not with this dreamer ? horse and foot and elephants, “Will you teach me some.

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