Two o'clock--but isn't it splendid about the picnic, Marilla?
And then, of course, I had to tell Matthew about the picnic.
I can't cook, as you know, Marilla, and--and--I don't mind going to a picnic without puffed sleeves so much, but I'd feel terribly humiliated if I had to go without a basket.
The thought of Tom's treatment of her when she was talking about her picnic
came scorching back and filled her with shame.
It has, however, the advantage of being a suitable place to which to take refractory visitors when they have stayed too long, or left my books out in the garden all night, or otherwise made their presence a burden too grievous to be borne; then one fine hot morning when they are all looking limp, I suddenly propose a picnic on the Baltic.
I warmed soup in a little apparatus I have for such occasions, which helped to take the chilliness off the sandwiches,--this is the only unpleasant part of a winter picnic, the clammy quality of the provisions just when you most long for something very hot.
was to take place in ten days: and though Arthur readily accepted the invitation I brought him, nothing that I could say would induce him to call--either with me or without me on the Earl and his daughter in the meanwhile.
But they were dressed for a photographic studio, not for a river picnic.
He told them that that sort of thing was half the fun of a picnic.
The fellows were not bricklayers, but, as in the old days, they attended all Sunday picnics
for the dancing, and the fighting, and the fun.
Young farmers who were in town for Saturday came tramping through the yard to the back door to engage dances, or to invite Tony to parties and picnics
There was quite a bewildering succession of drives, dances, picnics
and boating parties, all expressively lumped together by Phil under the head of "jamborees"; Alec and Alonzo were so constantly on hand that Anne wondered if they ever did anything but dance attendance on that will-o'-the-wisp of a Phil.