1 My castle was the most nearly realized of all.
2 At last he resolved to get into the castle and ask how he could help them.
3 She also defied her sire, and he ordered them both to the deepest dungeons of the castle.
4 Act third was the castle hall, and here Hagar appeared, having come to free the lovers and finish Hugo.
5 One day, as he went prancing down a quiet street, he saw at the window of a ruinous castle the lovely face.
6 "I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen," observed Jo mysteriously.
7 I want to do something splendid before I go into my castle, something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead.
8 Dance a hornpipe," cut in Fred, as Jo paused for breath, "and, as they danced, the rubbishy old castle turned to a man-of-war in full sail.
9 He was in a great state of mind at that, and mounting the colt, who stood by him through thick and thin, rushed to the castle to see which was left.
10 Well, last evening we went up to the castle about sunset, at least all of us but Fred, who was to meet us there after going to the Post Restante for letters.
11 Jo laughed, and Meg sharply ordered her not to talk, then amiably promised to make her hair curl, and fell asleep to dream of living in her castle in the air.
12 Poor Mr. Brooke looked as if his lovely castle in the air was tumbling about his ears, for he had never seen Meg in such a mood before, and it rather bewildered him.
13 He was delighted, inquired who lived in this old castle, and was told that several captive princesses were kept there by a spell, and spun all day to lay up money to buy their liberty.
14 My castle is very different from what I planned, but I would not alter it, though, like Jo, I don't relinquish all my artistic hopes, or confine myself to helping others fulfill their dreams of beauty.
15 The dream of filling home with comforts, giving Beth everything she wanted, from strawberries in winter to an organ in her bedroom, going abroad herself, and always having more than enough, so that she might indulge in the luxury of charity, had been for years Jo's most cherished castle in the air.