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The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens

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It was an ill-timed thought, bad for the dark mood of his mind. It was an angry thought, goading him to some avenging act, that should change the cheerful house into a haunted place which lonely travellers would dread to pass by night; and where the timid would see shadows struggling in the ruined windows when the moon was dim, and hear wild noises in the stormy weather. ~ The Cricket on the Hearth (Share this Quote)

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It's a dark night, sang the kettle, and the rotten leaves are lying by the way; and, above, all is mist and darkness, and, below, all is mire and clay; and there's only one relief in all the sad and murky air; and I don't know that it is one, for it's nothing but a glare; of deep and angry crimson, where the sun and wind together; set a brand upon the clouds for being guilty of such weather; and the widest open country is a long dull streak of black; and there's hoar frost on the finger-post, and thaw upon the track; and the ice it isn't water, and the water isn't free; and you couldn't say that anything is what it ought to be; but he's coming, coming, coming! ~ The Cricket on the Hearth (Share this Quote)

"To have a Cricket on the Hearth is the luckiest thing in all the world!" ~ The Cricket on the Hearth (Share this Quote)

Caleb was no sorcerer; but in the only magic art that still remains to us, the magic of devoted, deathless love, Nature had been the mistress of his study; and, from her teaching, all the wonder came. ~ The Cricket on the Hearth (Share this Quote)

"Every man thinks his own geese swans." ~ The Cricket on the Hearth (Share this Quote)