Susan C. Anthony

Spelling Plus Level E:
Dictation Sentences from Children's Literature

Level E:  List 37  |  List 38  |  List 39  |  List 40  |  List 41  |  List 42  |  List 43  |  List 44  |  List 45  |  List 46  |  List 47

List 37 from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  1. My little girl got more and more upset every day.
  2. Everyone will be buying candy bars in hope of finding one.
  3. Charlie didn’t say anything.
  4. “You’d better go ahead and open it up, or you’ll be late for school,” Grandpa Joe said.
  5. Suddenly, he did a funny little skipping dance in the snow.
  6. The old man was sitting in the back and little Charlie Bucket was right beside him.
  7. Everything is made of glass so that you can see out.

List 37 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. Nobody seems to like her down here. 
  2. I’ll have nothing more to do with you! 
  3. He looked at it again, but he could think of nothing better to say. 
  4. I’ve had nothing yet, so I can’t take more. 
  5. Five and Seven said nothing, but looked at Two. 
  6. That’s nothing to what I could say if I chose. 
  7. She could not help thinking there must be more to come, so she sat still and said nothing. 
  8. “Nothing can be clearer than that,” said the King. 
  9. “You’re nothing but a pack of cards!” said Alice. 
  10. It seemed to her to wink with one of its little eyes, but it said nothing. 
  11. She began looking at everything about her, to pass away the time. 
  12. She was quite pleased to find that she knew the name of nearly everything there. 
  13. “I haven’t opened it yet,” said the White Rabbit, “but it seems to be a letter, written by the prisoner to somebody.” 
  14. Tell her something about the games now. 
  15. I suppose I should eat or drink something or other? 
  16. I think you can do something better with the time. 
  17. You’re thinking about something, my dear, and that makes you forget to talk. 
  18. There are no mice in the air, I’m afraid, but you may catch a bat, and that’s very like a mouse, you know. 
  19. “What a funny watch!” she said. 
  20. However, at last she stretched her arms round it as far as they would go. 

List 37 from Black Beauty

  1. Last year, something happened which I will never forget.
  2. But that has little to do with it.
  3. All these little things help a horse very much.
  4. I never was cleaned so quickly as by that little old man.
  5. If we had been a little longer, it would have been too late.
  6. He said he should wait a little and look around.
  7. I shook him as little as I could help.
  8. He pulled up a little and looked, but did not move a step to right or left.
  9. “Oh,” he said, tossing his little head.
  10. He was there, watching what was going on.
  11. I stood under a tree and watched, but no one came to catch me.
  12. Two men had left their work to catch her.
  13. Sometimes they used to come and play.
  14. They asked him in to take a drop of something.
  15. A long black train of something flew by.
  16. As I lived some years there, I may as well tell something about the place.
  17. She did not seem pleased about something, but she said nothing and got in.
  18. “Here, somebody,” he shouted, “take this horse while I go back for the other.”
  19. In time I got used to everything.
  20. Everything he did was rough, and I began to hate him.
  21. They were good and kind to everybody and everything.
  22. If anybody wants to know, I can tell them.
  23. Nothing was said about that.
  24. I could do nothing for him nor myself.
  25. There was nobody we knew to trust in.

List 37 from Peter Pan

  1. Now there was nothing she would not do for him.
  2. They said nothing, but their eyes asked her to have them.
  3. But they could see nothing.
  4. "Nobody wants me," he said.
  5. He loved to have everything just so.
  6. After that it followed her about everywhere.
  7. Something inside her was crying.
  8. Sometimes I do still.
  9. Tink was not all bad. She was all bad just now, but, on the other hand, sometimes she was all good.
  10. No one is going to catch me and make me a man.
  11. The little stars were watching them.
  12. No watch was kept on the ship.
  13. Time what happened by your watch.
  14. She stretched out her arms to him.
  15. They could not help kicking a little.
  16. The fact is that they are all a little fat just now, but in time they will work this off.
  17. These things scared her a little.
  18. "I was just thinking," he said, a little scared.
  19. There was another little boy sleeping in my bed.
  20. They eyes of all were on the plank, that last little walk they were about to take.
  21. Well, then, come with me to the little house.
  22. They are so little that a short time seems a good while to them.
  23. Peter was no more to her than a little dust in the box in which she had kept her toys.
  24. Does it fly the way you flew when you were a little girl?
  25. He was a little boy, and she was grown up.
  26. Yes, and the little girl in the bed is my baby.

List 38 from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  1. In the summertime, this wasn’t too bad, but in the winter, it was awful.
  2. Everything he did now, he did slowly and carefully.
  3. Aren’t they wonderful, they way they get those nuts out?
  4. We’re going to the most wonderful place in the world!
  5. “Make this awful thing stop!” said the man.
    “Can’t do that,” said Mr. Wonka. “It won’t stop until we get there.”

List 38 from Black Beauty

  1. She was standing quietly by the side of the road.
  2. He went as carefully over my eyes as if they were his own.
  3. It was wonderful what a change had come over Joe.
  4. “That’s no wonder,” said John.
  5. I wondered how we should get on together.
  6. There was not a drop of water to drink.
  7. I had not a dry hair on my body, the water ran down my legs.
  8. One of the riders was getting out of the water, covered with mud.
  9. At last they closed me in at one corner of the field.

List 38 from Peter Pan

  1. At once her hand went out to cover his mouth.
  2. The bird covered her face with her wings, so as not to see the last of them.
  3. However many you discover there is always one more.
  4. I forget whether they found it, but at any rate they found corners, and they all fitted in.
  5. Tink called out from somewhere round the corner.
  6. The big things happened just when he had stepped round the corner.
  7. Many animals pass from land to water.
  8. The nest fell into the water, and still the bird sat on her eggs.
  9. The real Hook was also in the water.
  10. He rose dripping from the water.
  11. You called over the water to us to let her go.
  12. It was not in the water that they met.
  13. "We are on the rock, Wendy," he said, "but it is growing smaller. Soon the water will be over it."
  14. You have been wonderfully quick.
  15. The little ones still wonder.
  16. "Oh Peter, no wonder you were crying," she said, and got out of bed and ran to him.
  17. All looked at him in wonder, save Nibs.
  18. "Am I not a wonder? Oh, I am a wonder!" he said.
  19. Still it is best to be careful.
  20. "How awful!" she said, but she could not help smiling.
  21. "It's awfully sad," the first twin said.
  22. The past year was but as yesterday to Peter.
  23. Fling the girl overboard.

List 38 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. She was just in time to hear it say, as it turned a corner, “Oh my!  How late it’s getting!” 
  2. She was close behind it when she turned the corner, but the Rabbit was no longer to be seen. 
  3. As she said these words her foot slipped, and she was up to her chin in salt water. 
  4. The Mouse gave a sudden leap out of the water. 
  5. I wonder if I shall ever see you any more! 
  6. Do cats eat bats, I wonder? 
  7. Where can I have dropped them, I wonder? 
  8. As there seemed to be no sort of chance of her ever getting out of the room again, no wonder she felt unhappy. 
  9. I do wonder what can have happened to me. 
  10. I wonder what they’ll do next. 
  11. The great wonder is that there’s anyone left at all. 
  12. This time Alice waited until it chose to speak again. 
  13. She went on crying until there was a large pool all round her, about four inches deep. 
  14. It’s no use going back to yesterday. 

List 39 from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  1. What on earth’s going to happen to them now?

List 39 from Black Beauty

  1. I soon learned what he wanted.
  2. He was much put out when he learned what had happened.
  3. I learned more and more to know what he meant, and what he wanted me to do.
  4. He learned quickly, and was so careful that John began to trust him in many things.
  5. The next day Joe came to learn all he could before James left.
  6. The next morning he came for me early, and ran me round again for a long time.
  7. All that I heard was, “She is not dead.”
  8. At last I heard steps outside.
  9. Then I heard a cry of “Fire!” outside.
  10. I heard the door of John’s house open, and his feet running up to the hall.
  11. He was at the hall door, for he had heard us coming.
  12. Then I began to understand what I had heard.
  13. He just took a good look at it, and then went on as quiet and pleasant as could be.
  14. They do sometimes come too close to be pleasant, but we don’t run away.
  15. He would give me a piece of bread, which was very good.
  16. James shook his head, for he could not yet speak.
  17. The fact is, I like to see my horses hold their heads up.
  18. Dr. White put his head out and said, “What do you want?”
  19. He stood close to our heads to hide his tears.
  20. Her head and body were thrown back, as if she were pulling with all her strength.
  21. He felt him all over and shook his head.
  22. There were some long, heavy hills.
  23. My feet felt very stiff and heavy, but in time I got used to it.

List 39 from Peter Pan

  1. One of the first things Peter did the next day was to measure Wendy.
  2. This trick had been in his head all the time.
  3. She had laid her head on the box, and two tears were sitting on her eyes.
  4. Peter, you see, just said anything that came into his head.
  5. Here and there a head bobbed up in the water.
  6. It was one of those boys you hate. I could have shot him dead.
  7. Take him dead or alive!
  8. She is not dead, is she?
  9. They always went down instead of up.
  10. He had pleasant names for everything.
  11. There is nothing more pleasant of an evening for you and me than to rest by the fire with the little ones near by.
  12. He had found the thing for which he had gone in search.
  13. It would have been sad if those had been the first words he heard his little boy say.
  14. I wish he would come back, and tell us whether he has heard anything more about her.
  15. You and I would have heard nothing, but they heard it, and it was a grim song.
  16. If Wendy's heard had been beating they would all have heard it.
  17. They heard a sound which made the heart of every one of them rise to his mouth. They heard Peter crow.
  18. "I don't want to go to school and learn things," he told her. "I don't want to be a man."

List 39 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. She looked up, but it was all dark overhead. 
  2. Just then her head struck against the roof of the hall. 
  3. I do wish they WOULD put their heads down! 
  4. The Mouse only shook his head, and walked a little quicker. 
  5. You shouldn’t have put it in with the bread. 
  6. Alice didn’t quite know what to say to this, so she helped herself to some bread and butter. 
  7. She ate a little bit, and said to herself, “Which way? Which way?”, holding her hand on top of her head to feel which way it was growing. 
  8. “Come, my head’s free at last!” said Alice. 
  9. His eyes are so very nearly at the top of his head.  
  10. You shouldn’t have put it in with the bread. 
  11. I almost wish I’d gone to see the Hatter instead! 
  12. “I never saw one, or heard of one,” said Alice. 
  13. When the Mouse heard this, it turned round and swam slowly back to her. 
  14. Alice heard it say to itself, “Then I’ll go round and get in at the window.” 
  15. She waited till she heard a little animal close above her. 
  16. Alice felt ready to sink into the earth. 
  17. It was much pleasanter at home when one wasn’t always growing larger and smaller. 
  18. He seemed to be in a very unpleasant state of mind. 
  19. “I never saw one, or heard of one,” said Alice. 
  20. Just then she heard something splashing about in the pool a little way off. 
  21. “Just take his head off outside,” the Queen added. 

List 40 from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  1. Twice a day, on his way to and from school, little Charlie Bucket had to walk right past the gates. And every time he went by, he would begin to walk very, very slowly, and he would hold his nose high in the air and take long deep sniffs.
  2. They loved this little boy. He was the only bright thing in their lives, and his evening visits were something they looked forward to all day long.
  3. “You’d better go ahead and open it up, or you’ll be late for school,” Grandpa Joe said.
    “You might as well get it over with,” Grandpa George said.
    “Open it, my dear,” Grandma Georgina said. “Please open it. You’re making me jumpy.”
  4. Come and look at this, everybody! The kids’ found the last one! There it is! It’s right there in his hands!
  5. I’ll get it right one day, you wait and see.
  6. And now, very slowly, the screen began to get brighter and brighter.
    “Here he comes!” yelled Mr. Wonka. “Yes, that’s him all right!”
    “Is he all in one piece?” cried Mrs. Teavee.
    “I’m not sure,” said Mr. Wonka. “It’s too early to tell.”
  7. It was a strange feeing to be standing on clear glass high up in the sky. It made you feel that you weren’t standing on anything at all.

List 40 from Black Beauty

  1. It was early in the spring and there had been a little frost in the night.
  2. A horse never knows who may buy him, or who may drive him.
  3. The door was opened, and Mr. Clay himself came out.
  4. We went into the yard and John asked for Mr. York.
  5. It was not high, nor yet low, but full, and clear, and kind. (a man’s voice)
  6. I like to toss my head about and hold it as high as any horse.
  7. I think you are quite in the right place.
  8. It made me think of the summer nights long ago.
  9. In the daytime I ran by her side, and at night I lay down close by her
  10. Oh, what a good dinner he gave me that night.
  11. Just as the sun was going down we reached the town where we were to spend the night.
  12. He did not run, but I never saw a man walk so fast as he did that night.
  13. He would get up two or three times in the night to come to me.
  14. You understand horses, and somehow they understand you, and in time you might set up for yourself.
  15. There was no light and no help at hand.
  16. I would not stand in his light for the world.

List 40 from Peter Pan

  1. If we meet Hook in open fight, you must leave him to me.
  2. The fight was short and sharp.
  3. It would not have been fighting fair.
  4. Hook was fighting now without hope.
  5. Wendy had stood by taking no part in the fight.
  6. "Then tell her," Wendy begged, "to put out her light."
  7. "Something blew out the light," he said.
  8. Sometimes it was dark and sometimes light, and now they were very cold and again too warm.
  9. He was so light that if you got behind him and blew he went faster.
  10. It made this light by flashing about so quickly.
  11. He might say a great deal about it, and yet you could not find the body.
  12. For all the use we are to her, we might as well go back to the ship.
  13. She wanted to risk it, come what might, but that was not his way.
  14. Wendy, Wendy, when you are sleeping in your bed you might be flying about with me saying funny things to the stars.
  15. She herself slept that night in the little house, and Peter kept watch outside.
  16. All night they sat above, keeping watch over the home under the ground.
  17. "I don't think I see anything tonight," says Wendy.
  18. The last thing he ever said to me was, "Just always be waiting for me, and then some night you will hear me."
  19. You were quite glad that the night lights were on.
  20. We'll right the ship when she's gone.
  21. Mr. and Mrs. Darling do not go out for the evening.

List 40 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. The fight was over, and both of them were out of sight. 
  2. You might as well say that “I see what I eat” is the same thing as “I eat what I see.” 
  3. You might just as well say that “I like what I get” is the same thing as “I get what I like.” 
  4. I think you might do something better with the time. 
  5. I might as well be at school at once. 
  6. Just think of what work it would make with the day and night. 
  7. You’ve no right to grow here. 
  8. She soon got it out again, and put it right. 
  9. I should have liked teaching it tricks very much, if only I’d been the right size to do it. 
  10. She did not see anything that looked like the right thing to eat or drink. 
  11. However, I’ve got back to my right size. 
  12. Keep tight hold of its right ear and left foot. 
  13. She was just saying to herself, “If one only knew the right way to change them.” 
  14. “I’m not a mile high,” said Alice. 
    "You are," said the King.
    "Nearly two miles high," added the Queen.
  15. In fact, she was now more than nine feet high.
  16. It was high time to go, for the pool was getting quite crowded with the birds and animals that had fallen into it. 
  17. Come away, my dears!  It’s high time you were all in bed! 
  18. As she said this, she came suddenly upon an open place, with a little house in it about four feet high. 

List 41 from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  1. For the next few days, he would allow himself only to look at it, but never to touch it.
  2. “Charlie, dear,” Mrs. Bucket called out from where she was standing, “it’s time for bed. That’s enough for tonight.”
    “But mother, I must hear….”
    “Tomorrow, my dear….”
    “That’s right,” said Grandpa Joe, “I’ll tell you the rest of it tomorrow evening.”
  3. Everything that Charlie touched seemed to be made of ice.
  4. His feet didn’t seem to be touching the ground at all.
  5. Off he went, running through the snow as fast as his legs would go.
  6. He called out, “Welcome, my little friends! Welcome!”
  7. I can’t get it for you this second. I’ll see you have one before the day is out.
  8. She’s still quite young. It’s not too late.
  9. Down he went, just as his wife had done before him.
  10. There’s even less time to lose now than there was before.
  11. Faster! Faster! If we don’t go any faster than this, we shall never get through!
  12. They can all help to run it until Charlie is old enough to do it himself.

List 41 from Black Beauty

  1. He said he should not leave until six, as he had met with some old friends.
  2. I had a dear friend once.
  3. There was a short drive up to the house between tall evergreens.
  4. It was called a loose box, because the horse that was put into it was not tied up.
  5. He took great airs on himself because he was a farmer’s son.
  6. “Well,” he said, “I bear it because I must.”
  7. “No!” he said shortly, “because they are no use.”
  8. Before he left us for the night, he said, “I wonder who is coming in my place.”
  9. I was off again as fast as before.
  10. I think nothing came of it, for things went on the same as before.
  11. Long before we came to the bend she was out of sight.
  12. At this time of night we might stay for hours before help came to us.
  13. I came here not long before you did.
  14. When I was young I was taken to a place where these things were done.
  15. “There is one thing quite clear, young man,” he said.
  16. He was young and small, and as yet he knew very little.
  17. Now if anyone wants to break in a young horse well, that is the way.
  18. It was enough to drive one mad.
  19. They did not know when they had had enough, nor when I had had enough.
  20. At last I thought we had had enough, so I stopped two or three times.
  21. The door had been left open, and I thought that was the place it came through.
  22. I can’t, after all I have gone through.
  23. She seemed restless, though she said very little.
  24. Yes, that is all he thought about.
  25. He said he thought he knew one place where I should do well.
  26. I thought you knew better than that!
  27. The man who brought me put me here, and I had nothing to do with it.

List 41 from Peter Pan

  1. It brought him to his feet at once, all traces of weakness gone.
  2. "She wants me to unbar the window," thought Peter, "but I won't, not I!"
  3. She thought Peter sometimes came in the night and sat on the foot of her bed and played on his pipes to her.
  4. She thought he was killed, and she ran down into the street to look for his little body, but it was not there. She looked up, and in the black night she could see nothing but what she thought was a shooting star.
  5. When she was old enough to ask them they were mostly about Peter Pan.
  6. It was planned by them before we left the ship.
  7. I think I have been here before.
  8. As for Peter, he saw Wendy once again before he flew away.
  9. "You won't forget me, Peter, will you, before spring cleaning time comes."
  10. "I'll bring it," and she was off before he could stop her.
  11. Because, if so, we can go away.
  12. He had friends at night.
  13. They are not really friendly to Peter.
  14. He was so light that if you got behind him and blew he went faster.

List 41 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. “Come, we shall have some fun now!” thought Alice. 
  2. '“It’s no use speaking to it,” she thought, “till its ears have come, or at least one of them.” 
  3. “It doesn’t matter much,” thought Alice. 
  4. “I never thought about it,” said Alice.  “Why?” 
  5. She thought, and rightly too, that very few little girls of her age knew the meaning of it at all. 
  6. She thought at first she would get up and leave. 
  7. ‘I’m glad I’ve seen that done,” thought Alice. 
  8. “It doesn’t matter a bit,” she thought to herself. 
  9. “How CAN I have done that?” she thought.  “I must be growing small again.” 
  10. “Would it be of any use, now,” thought Alice, “to speak to this mouse?” 
  11. “But then,” thought Alice, “shall I NEVER get any older than I am now?” 
  12. “One side of WHAT? The other side of WHAT?” thought Alice to herself. 
  13. “Whoever lives there,” thought Alice, “it’ll never do to come upon them THIS size.” 
  14. “Yes, we went to school in the sea, though you may not believe it.” 
  15. She could see it quite plainly through the glass.
  16. To get through was more hopeless than ever. 
  17. As soon as she was small enough to get through, she ran out of the house. 
  18. “I’ll never go THERE again!” said Alice as she picked her way through the wood. 
  19. I’ll soon make you dry enough! 
  20. Oh, they’ll do well enough. 
  21. You’re looking for eggs, I know THAT well enough, and what does it matter to me whether you’re a little girl or a snake? 
  22. “How are you getting on?” said the Cat, as soon as there was mouth enough for it to speak with. 
  23. Alice could see this, as she was near enough to look over their slates. 
  24. A puppy was looking down at her with large round eyes, and stretching out one paw, trying to touch her. 
  25. They can’t have anything to put down yet, before it’s begun. 
  26. I never was so small as this before, never. 
  27. “I’ve seen hatters before,” she said to herself. 
  28. “Be quick about it,” added the Hatter, “or you’ll be asleep again before it’s done.” 
  29. He had never had to do such a thing before, and he wasn’t going to begin at his time of life. 
  30. That’s because it stays the same year for such a long time. 
  31. He was sitting between them, fast asleep. 

List 42 from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  1. Then one afternoon, his eye was caught suddenly by a piece of paper in the snow.
  2. “Mr. Wonka doesn’t seem to think so!” cried Mrs. Gloop. “Just look at him! He’s laughing his head off!”
  3. They’re always laughing! They think everything’s a joke! Jump in, all of you! Come on!
  4. “Anything to eat?” cried Charlie, laughing. “Oh, you just wait and see!”

List 42 from Black Beauty

  1. If in any way I can help you, write to me.
  2. Even the dogs were quiet, and seemed to know that something was wrong.
  3. “There’s something wrong, sir,” said John.
  4. “Well,” said John with a laugh, “work and I are very good friends.”
  5. They both laughed, and James said, “If it was not for bringing back the past, I should have named him Rob Roy.”
  6. We had hardly turned when we caught sight of her again.
  7. “He never taught you a truer thing,” said John.
  8. They must be taught what’s what.
  9. Of course I did, though John thought not.
  10. “Of course,” said York, “I quite understand.”
  11. Of course it is very bad for the horses, but then it is good for trade.
  12. I suppose he took it as a matter of course that it could not be helped.
  13. In the course of the day many other trains went by, some more slowly.
  14. Of course I do not want to have words with a young thing like you.
  15. Of course I did not understand all he said, but I learned more and more to know what he meant.
  16. Of course it is very different here, but who knows how long it will last?

List 42 from Peter Pan

  1. He had his first laugh still.
  2. He laughed, but in a hollow way.
  3. He believed longer than the other boys, though they laughed at him.
  4. Later he caught the word Peter.
  5. As they lay side by side, something caught Wendy by the feet, and began pulling her softly into the water.
  6. Of course all the boys went to school.
  7. Of course no one really knows, but he quite seemed to know.
  8. Of course she was very pleased to be asked, but she said, "Oh dear, I can't."
  9. Of course I could do it again, and make it the best out of three.
  10. Of course Peter should have kept quiet, but of course he did not.
  11. There should have been a fourth night light.
  12. His head almost filled the fourth wall of her little room.
  13. Then everything was right. No, stop! Everything was wrong.

List 42 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. There ought to be a book written about me!  And when I grow up, I’ll write one.  But I’m grown up now.  At least there’s no room to grow up any more HERE. 
  2. They were just beginning to write this down on their slates. 
  3. “Write that down,” the King said, and they wrote down all three dates on their slates, and then added them up. 
  4. I didn’t write it, and they can’t prove I did. 
  5. They all wrote down, “She doesn’t believe there’s any meaning in it.” 
  6. It’s wrong from beginning to end. 
  7. “I think I should understand that better,” Alice said, “if I had it written down.” 
  8. There’s nothing written on the outside. 
  9. Alice laughed so much at this, that she had to run back into the wood for fear of their hearing her. 
  10. She did not dare to laugh, and she could not think of anything to say. 
  11. “Of course you don’t!” the Hatter said. 
  12. This, of course, Alice could not stand. 

List 43 from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  1. During the next two weeks, the weather turned very cold. It began very suddenly one morning.
  2. “I’m going to be sick!” she yelled, turning green in the face.

List 43 from Black Beauty

  1. If they are as good as they look I am sure you need not wish for anything better.
  2. I felt sure there was something wrong, and I made a dead stop.
  3. I am sure he makes friends of them if ever a man did.
  4. I am sure he did the very best he knew.
  5. He did not care for us one bit further than to see that we had enough to eat.
  6. During this time the mother began to cry.
  7. We stopped two or three days at this place and then returned home.
  8. We were quietly returning when we came to the field.
  9. Which way had she turned?
  10. She turned sharp round to make for the road, but it was too late.
  11. Of course, I did not turn round or run away.
  12. We did not much mind him, for we could run off, but sometimes a stone would hit us and hurt us.
  13. We never went out on Sundays in the summer.

List 43 from Peter Pan

  1. But, my dear, it is ten days till Thursday week.
  2. Of course it was a Friday.
  3. It was not really Saturday night, at least it may have been, for they had long lost count of the days.
  4. They found they hurt themselves when they let go of the bus.
  5. We return to them as their mouths close, and their arms fall to their sides.
  6. He would have returned up the tree, but for one thing.
  7. His plan was to turn her face so that she should see the boys walking the plank one by one.
  8. She said she hoped his head would not be turned by it.
  9. "I will turn up the light," she said, "and then you can see for yourself."
  10. Then she turned up the light, and Peter saw.
  11. Make believe was so real to him that during a meal of it you could see him getting rounder.
  12. Now surely he would understand, but not a bit of it.
  13. She was sure that he must be Peter, but it did seem a short name.
  14. "Surely you know what a kiss is?" she asked.
  15. Their friend the sun wanted them to be sure of their way before leaving them for the night.
  16. But she was never quite sure, you know.
  17. I am not sure that this was true, but Peter thought it was true, and it scared them.

List 43 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. Alice was not a bit hurt, so she jumped up on to her feet. 
  2. When the Mouse heard this, it turned round and swam slowly back to her. 
  3. Alice turned and came back again. 
  4. “If you’re going to turn into a pig, my dear,” said Alice, “I’ll have nothing more to do with you.” 
  5. “What day of the month is it?” he said, turning to Alice. 
  6. It was the White Rabbit returning. 
  7. They all returned from him to you. 
  8. I’m sure those are not the right words. 
  9. She felt sure she would catch a bad cold if she did not get dry very soon. 
  10. Nobody seems to like her, down here, and I’m sure she’s the best cat in the world. 
  11. I’m sure I don’t want to stay in here any longer! 
  12. She was not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first. 
    “If I don’t take this child away with me,” thought Alice, “they’re sure to kill it in a day or two.” 
  13. “Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.” 
  14. She felt sure it would all come wrong.

List 44 from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  1. Three days went by, and we had no luck. Oh, it was terrible! My little girl got more and more upset each day. She would lie for hours on the floor, kicking and yelling. On the evening of the fourth day, one of my women workers yelled, “I’ve got it! A Golden Ticket!” And I said, “Give it to me, quick!”
  2. She stopped dead in the middle of the room and stood staring at the place where her son had been.
  3. I have something very important to talk to you about.

List 44 from Black Beauty

  1. The man had promised that he would never taste another drop as long as he lived there.
  2. I’ll remember what you have said about her.
  3. I well remember one day, just before afternoon school.
  4. It was very terrible and made both Ginger and me feel very bad.
  5. The rushing sound was terrible.
  6. I did not wonder that my mother was so troubled.
  7. “Do not trouble your good careful head about me,” she said, laughing.
  8. The man seemed much troubled by the sight, and asked what he could do.
  9. All the horses would come to him, but I think we were his favorites.
  10. People were standing at their doors to have a last look.
  11. Some people think it very fine to see this.
  12. We could just see that the water was over the middle of it.
  13. He was a fine-looking, middle-aged man.

List 44 from Peter Pan

  1. She could not fly so slowly as they, and so she had to go round and round them in a circle.
  2. The first to fall out of the moving circle was the boys.
  3. He drew a circle around him on the ground and dared them to cross it.
  4. They ran into the middle of the street to look up at the window.
  5. "But won't they think us a handful?" Nibs asked in the middle of his jump.
  6. Peter, however, was not the kind that breaks down before other people.
  7. When people grow up they forget the way.
  8. Mrs. Darling left the room to get a chocolate for him.
  9. This sometimes troubled them, as when they had to make believe they had had their dinner.
  10. Strange that he should think of this, which had never troubled him before.
  11. They knew at once that something terrible was happening, and without a goodbye they rushed into the street.
  12. There is something terrible in there.
  13. Sometimes he did not remember them, at least not well.
  14. He thinks he remembers the days before he was lost.
  15. By and by he remembered that the clock had not been ticking.
  16. No sooner did Peter remember it than he heard the ticking.
  17. "Don't you remember," she asked, "how you killed him and saved all our lives?"
  18. They lay there in the sun while she sat beside them and looked important.
  19. "As I can't be anything important," he said, "would any of you like to see me do a trick?"
  20. On the other hand, if they are not in time, I promise that it will all come right in the end.
  21. Of course Peter promised, and then he flew away.

List 44 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. First it marked out a racecourse, in a sort of circle. 
  2. When Alice had been all the way down one side and up the other, she walked sadly down the middle. 
  3. They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the Mouse in the middle. 
  4. What sort of people live about here? 
  5. “But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. 
  6. I only wish people knew that. 
  7. “Oh, don’t talk about trouble!” she said. 
  8. “If there’s no meaning in it,” said the King, “that saves a world of trouble, you know.” 
  9. I shall be too far off to trouble myself about you. 
  10. “Can’t remember WHAT things?” he said. 
  11. After a while she remembered that she still held the pieces of mushroom in her hands. 
  12. She could not remember ever having heard of such a rule. 
  13. I’ve read that in some book, but I don’t remember where. 
  14. They would not remember the rules their friends had taught them. 
  15. She could not remember ever having seen such a thing. 
  16. Then she remembered how small she was now, and she soon made out that it was only a mouse that had slipped in like herself. 
  17. “That’s the most important thing we’ve heard yet,” said the King, rubbing his hands. 
  18. “Come back!” he called after her.  “I’ve something important to say!” 
  19. She was quite surprised to find that she stayed the same size. 
  20. As she said this she looked down at her hands, and was surprised to see that she had put on one of the Rabbit’s little white kid gloves while she was talking. 
  21. How surprised he’ll be when he finds out who I am! 
  22. “How should I know?” said Alice, surprised. 
  23. “What did they draw?” asked Alice, quite forgetting her promise. 

List 45 from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  1. He told all the workers he was sorry, but they would have to go home.
  2. You’ll have to hurry!
  3. Hurry up, everybody!
  4. I’ve always been lucky so far.

List 45 from Black Beauty

  1. “Yes,” she said, “he is really quite a beauty.”
  2. What do you say to calling him Black Beauty?
  3. Come on, Beauty, what’s the matter?
  4. He is sure he did the best he knew, and he says if Beauty dies no one will ever speak to him again.
  5. I will try to give him a good word tomorrow if Beauty is better.
  6. He had a large family of boys and girls.
  7. “Well,” he said, “I thought I was pretty quick and John quicker still.”
  8. I was quite happy in my new place.
  9. She is as happy as a bird.
  10. Now I had lived in this happy place three years, but sad changes were about to come over us.
  11. Oh, do not hurry yourself.
  12. The people in the city always want their horses to carry their heads high and to step high.
  13. I was sorry for Ginger, but of course I knew very little then.
  14. “I am very sorry for it, very sorry,” said John, “but I must go now.
  15. I’m sorry for you, but I can tell you good places make good horses.
  16. I can tell you there is not a better place for a horse all round the country than this.
  17. She must leave her home at once, and go to a warm country for two or three years.
  18. I don’t believe there is a better pair of horses in the country.
  19. It was wonderful what a number of places he would go to in the city on Saturday.

List 45 from Peter Pan

  1. They were all too busy looking their best.
  2. Then at last they all got into bed for Wendy's story, the story they loved best, the story Peter hated.
  3. That was the story, and they were as pleased with it as she was.
  4. It was the spring of the year, and the story had been told for the night, and Jane was now asleep in her bed.
  5. Did they really feel hungry at times?
  6. It was lucky that she did put it there, for it was to save her life.
  7. Of course I'm very sorry, but how could I know you were in the drawer?
  8. "Let us carry her down into the house," he said.
  9. Why should it not carry you?
  10. "I forgot," said Wendy lightly. She was in a hurry to get her breakfast.
  11. I am happy to tell you, Mrs. Darling, that you are now a mother.
  12. She tied the unhappy dog up again, but do you think Nana stopped barking?
  13. "I don't see how it can have a happy ending," said the second twin.
  14. The unhappy Hook was as powerless as he was damp.
  15. It showed the unhappy Hook that Peter did not know in the least who or what he was.
  16. But she would not make the best of it, and he was unhappy.

List 45 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. I’ll tell you my story, and you’ll understand why it is I hate cats and dogs. 
  2. “Please come back and finish your story!” Alice called after it. 
  3. “A likely story indeed!” said the bird. 
  4. “Tell us a story!” said the March Hare. 
    "Yes, please do!" said Alice.
    "And be quick about it," added the Hatter, "or you'll be asleep again before it's done."
  5. They looked so good that it made Alice quite hungry to look at them. 
  6. I shall have to ask them what the name of the country is, you know. 
  7. “I’m very sorry,” said Alice, who was beginning to see its meaning. 
  8. It was all very well to say “Drink me,” but the wise little Alice was not going to do THAT in a hurry. 
  9. “It must be a very pretty dance,” said Alice. 

List 46 from Black Beauty

  1. The farmer was hurrying out into the road, and his wife was standing at the gate.
  2. I had only been giving those young people a lesson.
  3. I like them very well, but you see I had to give them a lesson.
  4. He gave John the name and address, and then he thanked him, but that was too much for John.
  5. “Because,” said he, “people won’t buy them unless we do.”
  6. The tree fell right across the road just before us.
  7. The wind was very high, and blew the dry leaves across the road
  8. At first John rode with him on the box, telling him this and that, and after that James drove alone.
  9. It seemed a long time before Ginger came back, and before we were left alone.
  10. Here, although in many ways I was well treated, I had no friend.
  11. Well, angry as I was, I was almost afraid.
  12. Be a good horse, and always do your best.
  13. He always liked it when we kept step well, and so did John.
  14. I always get on well with horses, and if I could help some of them to a fair start I should feel as if I was doing some good.

List 46 from Peter Pan

  1. Wendy, who always liked to do the right thing, asked Peter how old he was.
  2. The window must always be left open for them, always, always.
  3. I want always to be a little boy and to have fun.
  4. "I always cut their hair myself," said Wendy.
  5. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.
  6. There was almost nothing he could not do.
  7. In surprise they raised their heads. Their faces were almost touching, so they met.
  8. "We must go," she said, almost brightly.
  9. Peter reached the home under the ground almost as soon as Wendy.
  10. The lateness of the hour was almost the biggest thing of all.
  11. For almost the only time in his life that I know of, Peter was afraid.
  12. Of course he was on the floor already.
  13. They are already in their home under the ground.
  14. The youngest one had already forgotten his home.
  15. Always, if you see me forgetting you, just keep on saying, "I'm Wendy," and then I'll remember.
  16. In the old days at home the Neverland had always begun to look a little dark by bedtime.
  17. We hear them before they are seen, and it is always the same thing.
  18. These boys are always swimming about there, playing.
  19. He would come down laughing over something funny he had been saying to a star, but he had already forgotten what it was.
  20. Leave it alone, and it will blow over.
  21. They found themselves alone in the darkness.
  22. This man alone seemed to be a match for them all.
  23. "Yes," said Peter, "but we are lonely."
  24. Tinker Bell will take you across the sea.
  25. No one can fly unless the fairy dust has been blown on him.
  26. "What a funny address?"
  27. While that smile was on his face, no one would address him.
  28. He was carrying the game too far, and the others saw their chance.

List 46 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. Seven looked up and said, “That’s right, Five!  Always lay the blame on others!” 
  2. They were always getting up and walking off to other parts of the ground. 
  3. Our family always hated cats!  Don’t let me hear the name again! 
  4. I didn’t know that Cheshire cats always grinned.  In fact, I didn’t know that cats COULD grin!” 
  5. When she looked down at her feet, they seemed to be almost out of sight, they were getting so far off. 
  6. I almost wish I’d gone to see the Hatter instead. 
  7. Now, if you only kept on good terms with him, he’d do almost anything you liked with the clock. 
  8. I am so very tired of being all alone here! 
  9. They all moved off, and Alice was soon left alone. 
  10. She ran across the field after it. 
  11. “It must have been that,” said the King, “unless it was written to nobody.” 
  12. She saw that it was addressed to the baby, and not to her. 
  13. “And how many hours a day did you do lessons?” said Alice, in a hurry to change the subject. 
  14. Let this be a lesson to you never to lose your temper. 
  15. How can you learn lessons in here?  Why, there’s hardly room for YOU! 
  16. “That’s enough about lessons,” he said.  “Tell her something about games now.” 
  17. First came ten men carrying clubs. 
  18. The White Rabbit was still in sight, hurrying down it. 

List 47 from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  1. People in the town stopped and stared. “What’s going on?” they cried.
  2. In the mornings, he left the house ten minutes earlier so that he could walk slowly to school, without ever having to run.
  3. This is the center of everything, the heart of the whole business! And so beautiful! In we go, then! But do be careful, my dear ones! Don’t lose your heads!
  4. Don’t drink it outdoors! There’s no knowing how high up you’ll be carried if you do that.

List 47 from Black Beauty

  1. I meant to have tried the new horse this morning, but I have other business.
  2. “He had no business to make that turn,” the man said.
  3. He goes into houses where he has no business, leaving the horses outside.
  4. Mind your own business and I’ll mind mine!
  5. They carried him to our house.
  6. It is broken in the middle, and part of it is carried away.
  7. “I am angry all over, I can tell you,” said the boy, and then in hurried words he told all that had happened.
  8. He tried me in all kinds of ways and with different bits, and he soon found out what I could not bear.
  9. He tried the second and third, and they too would not come.
  10. He tried us all by turns and then left.
  11. John had many stories to tell of dogs and horses, and the wonderful things they had done.
  12. The dogs were upon her with their wild cries.

List 47 from Peter Pan

  1. Mrs. Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, "Oh, why can't you stay like this forever?"
  2. "Oh, Peter," she cried, "if she would only stand still and let me see her!"
  3. "Wake up," she cried. "Peter Pan has come and he is to teach us to fly."
  4. "Out with the light! Hide! Quick!" cried John.
  5. "I've got it now," cried John, but soon he found he had not. Not one of them could fly an inch.
  6. "You are too late," he cried. "I have shot the Wendy. Peter will be so pleased with me."
  7. "What is it, Peter?" she cried, running to him, thinking he was ill.
  8. "It will be worse than before she came," they cried.
  9. "I won't open unless you speak," Peter cried.
  10. "What is the matter with you?" cried Peter, suddenly afraid.
  11. He cried in his sleep a long time, and Wendy held him tightly.
  12. You see, I don't know any stories. None of the lost boys knows any stories.
  13. The stories they told, before it was time for Wendy's good night story.
  14. Peter was so glad that he rose from the floor, where they had been sitting, and hurried to the window.
  15. He had carried Tinker Bell part of the way, and his hand was still messy with the fairy dust.
  16. On the top, beautifully aired, are spread out your prettier thoughts ready for you to put on.
  17. It was already her easiest way of moving about.
  18. By telling you what's what, we can save you ten days of unhappiness.
  19. Stars are beautiful, but they may not take a part in anything, they must just look on forever.
  20. She liked his tears so much that she put out her beautiful finger and let them run over it.
  21. They were sorry for him, but sorrier for themselves, and when he took a step nearer them they turned from him.

List 47 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. As there seemed to be no chance of getting her hands up to her head, she tried to get her head down to them. 
  2. First she tried to look down and make out what she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything. 
  3. Some of the birds hurried off at once. 
  4. Taking Alice by the hand, it hurried off, without waiting for the end of the song. 
  5. “No room!  No room!” they cried out when they saw Alice coming. 
  6. She carried it out into the open air. 
  7. She carried the pepper box in her hand, and Alice guessed who it was. 
  8. It means to make anything prettier. 
  9. Luckily, the salt water had not got into it. 
  10. Well, it’s got no business there, at any rate. 
  11. “If everybody minded their own business,” she said, “the world would go round a deal faster than it does.” 
  12. "That's none of your business, Two!" said Seven.
    "Yes, it IS his business!" said Five, "and I'll tell him."
  13. It's no business of MINE!
  14. Somebody said that it’s done by everybody minding their own business. 
  15. "What do you know about this business?" the King said to Alice.
    "Nothing," said Alice.
    "Nothing WHATEVER?" asked the King.
    "Nothing whatever," said Alice.
    "That's very important," the King said.

Source:, ©Susan C. Anthony