"I've lost my Magic Belt
. A little girl named Dorothy, who was here with Ozma of Oz, stole my Belt
and carried it away with her," said the King, grinding his teeth with rage.
The Herd-boy returned to his sheep, and took off the invisible belt
which he hid carefully in his bag.
Her uncle's only answer was to lift her up and unhook the new belt
of which she was so proud.
But just before they came to the belt
of birch which hid their home, Anne saw a girl who was driving a flock of snow- white geese along the crest of a velvety green hill on the right.
But Menelaus reassured him and said, "Take heart, and do not alarm the people; the arrow has not struck me in a mortal part, for my outer belt
of burnished metal first stayed it, and under this my cuirass and the belt
of mail which the bronze-smiths made me."
"Where is that Magic Belt
?" enquired the Wizard, who had listened with great interest.
"Will you ride in a bubble, or shall I send you and Toto home by means of the Magic Belt
?" the Princess asked Dorothy.
The other swept back the guineas into the belt
, and put it on again under his waistcoat.
Before he pulled up he fastened the belt
round him, and with deep delight heard the tip of the sheath click on the thwart.
Run along, run along, Vassily Lukitch is calling you," said the porter, hearing the tutor's steps approaching, and carefully taking away from his belt
the little hand in the glove half pulled off, he signed with his head towards the tutor.
But, stay a moment - look here, it has just fallen of its own accord into the last hole of the belt
. Do you know what that is a warning of?"
Some gamesome wights will tell you that they have to plant weeds there, they don't grow naturally; that they import Canada thistles; that they have to send beyond seas for a spile to stop a leak in an oil cask; that pieces of wood in Nantucket are carried about like bits of the true cross in Rome; that people there plant toadstools before their houses, to get under the shade in summer time; that one blade of grass makes an oasis, three blades in a day's walk a prairie; that they wear quicksand shoes, something like Laplander snowshoes; that they are so shut up, belted
about, every way inclosed, surrounded, and made an utter island of by the ocean, that to their very chairs and tables small clams will sometimes be found adhering, as to the backs of sea turtles.