a viscous liquid with strong oxidizing properties
I put down the book reluctantly. I wanted to start it right then. "
Peroxide? A deck of cards..."
a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive
I looked like a blasted
give off unsteady sounds
"Good ol' Two-Bit," he said in a
a witty or sarcastic remark
"Remember how he was wisecrackin' last night?" I said.
a newly established colony
Johnny sure did like that book, although he didn't know anything about the Civil War and even less about
plantations, and I had to explain a lot of it to him.
having or displaying great dignity or nobility
"I bet they were cool ol' guys," he said, his eyes glowing, after I had read the part about them riding into sure death because they were
transfer from one place or period to another
It seemed to me that I had always lived in the church, or maybe lived during the Civil War and had somehow got
in a pensively sad manner
"Gee," Johnny said
wistfully, "it sure will be good to get into a car again."
without reserve; without reservation
"Sure can," Dally agreed
wholeheartedly, proud of his vocabulary.
an evil supernatural being
I drink them like a
fiend, and going for five days without one was about to kill me.
with a certain degree of unwillingness
I put down the book
in a manner showing a brooding ill humor
I leaned back next to him
beg or request earnestly and urgently
I looked at Johnny imploringly.
escape, either physically or mentally
I was trying to find the meaning the poet had in mind, but it
a bunch or cluster of strands, as of grass, hair, etc.
My hair looked funny, scattered across the floor in