’Lor, Peggotty!’ observed my mother, rousing herself from a reverie, ’what nonsense you talk!’
He leaned against the chimney-piece, brooding so long that I could not decide whether to run the risk of disturbing him by going, or to remain quietly where I was, until he should come out of his reverie.
I sat looking at Peggotty for some time, in a reverie on this supposititious case: whether, if she were employed to lose me like the boy in the fairy tale, I should be able to track my way home again by the buttons she would shed.
When she went out of the room with Miss Murdstone (no other ladies were of the party), I fell into a reverie, only disturbed by the cruel apprehension that Miss Murdstone would disparage me to her.
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I was lost in reverie and missed her third point.
At this memory, I smile, but Ruth’s voice cuts through my reverie, her disappointment evident.