1 Every summer, for seven summers now, Isa had heard the same words; about the hammer and the nails; the pageant and the weather.
2 This afternoon he wasn't Giles Oliver come to see the villagers act their annual pageant; manacled to a rock he was, and forced passively to behold indescribable horror.
3 This is a pageant, all may see.
4 Then again, as the play or pageant proceeded, my attention was distracted.
5 So that each of us who has enjoyed this pageant has still an opp.
6 When we had our pageant, the grass didn't recover till autumn.
7 Sitting in the shell of the room she watched the pageant fade.
8 To-night, for the first time in my life, I saw through the hollowness, the sham, the silliness of the empty pageant in which I had always played.