It is a bedtime story for adults, filled with first names only—Jack and Polly, Jane and Jean, Asa and Madge, Luke and Annie.
Along with bedtime stories and hints of literary tales, Dybek turns Richard into a narrator to recount his life story.
The crowd -- already standing room only -- rose to applaud her bedtime tale.
I turned on my closet light and sat in there well after bedtime, flipping pages until my eyes watered.
Her parents became members, and she would only see them at bedtime.
At bedtime, I laid her on my heart, still heaving with sobs; and she seemed to sigh too.
Come, children,” said their father, “it is an hour past your bedtime.
I usually prescribe it in doses of two grains, three times a day, the last dose being taken just at bedtime.
It is about my bedtime, and I think I will go to my sampan and retire.
Olaf loved the birds, and the cheer of their vesper song and bedtime twitter comforted Alan.