Under cover of night there was a rush from Peiraeum to protect the city, which he was well aware of, and with break of day he turned right about and took Peiraeum, defenceless as it lay, capturing all that it contained, with the various fortresses within; and having so done retired homewards.
Then, rising, he walked slowly homewards, wearied and spent in spirit.
"Uncle Edward," she said, when they had taken their leave and were walking homewards, "Mrs. Maxwell has asked me to go to tea with her to-morrow.
So the Salteaux were happy, and, somewhat in their old fashion, went vaulting homewards.
Sir John drove homewards, thoughtful, but by no means unhappy.
That night, strolling homewards in the dark immersed in thought, he inadvertently took a pipe out of his pocket and lit it.
I the centre of the throng; Every sight and every sound Speeding with its burden laden, Speeding homewards to my soul!
During the rather slow journey homewards I read over my notes and endeavoured to extract from the facts they set forth some significance other than that which lay on the surface, but without much success.
Our run homeward was quite as successful as our run out.
Proceeding homewards, we had scarcely reached camp when a terrific thunderstorm burst over our heads.
Mrs. Marney, having done what she was able, once more proceeded homewards.
My own I must use in plodding homeward.
Three nights since when it was pretty late, and the moon very splendid, I saw her passing homewards close to the lake, and shouted down to her, meaning to say 'Good-night'; but she thought that I had called her, and came: and sitting out on the top step we talked for hours, she without the yashmak.
As there was no need of their hurrying homeward, Frank and Andy consented to stay over as the guests of the mayor, who was more than pleased to have the famous Bird boys stop under his roof.
"Like a reflected sunbeam," which he compares to a pilgrim hastening homewards.
There must have been some military festival, some political caucus, some celebration of the Sons of Malta, or jubilation of the Society of the Thousand and One, and a few of the scattered members were enlivening their dark ride homewards.
It is now seven years since my son left me; five years have I past in travelling through the world in search of him: I have been in farthest Greece, and through the bounds of Asia, and coasting homewards I landed here in Ephesus, being unwilling to leave any place unsought that harbours men; but this day must end the story of my life, and happy should I think myself in my death, if I were assured my wife and sons were living."
He died bravely at the post of duty and was tenderly borne homeward, where he was given a decent burial, his grave bedewed not only by the tears of the stricken widow and children, but by those of the stern, hardy cowmen to whom he had been an employer as kind and indulgent as he was brave.