'Saying this, he compelled us so to square our positions that we might receive from the far-off fire a dull ray to show us the text of the lumber he thrust upon us.
Herein, under pretence of relating the fate of a Parisian grisette, the author has followed in minute detail, the essential, while merely paralleling the inessential facts of the real murder of Mary Rogers.
<p 340>An apparently insignificant feminine quality which is connected with her intelligence is her notorious, “never quite ready.”
A missionary's life is fraught with danger and takes them to distant climes and they have to dress in what is given to them out of a barrel--" She felt a little better and pleasantly sacrificial after she had written this vow.
Suddenly, all of her plans seemed meaningless.
There had resulted a whirl of sand like a miniature cyclone from which young Allan rescued Poker just in time to save his brindle hide.
She would shake hands with them and answer their awkward questions in her slow drawl which always ended in a minor note.
That instant I collected all my camels, and after we had travelled some time, we came into a valley, the pass into which was so narrow, that two camels could not go a-breast.
When you are given a list of readings in a course, some of which are required and some optional, read both sets, and every new fact thus secured will make you better able to reason in the field.
If there are any other types taking part please observe that they are secondary to the acrobats--they catch the handkerchiefs or otherwise act as foils for the real performers.
As soon as he had spoken, the Tin Woodman began to chop, and in a short time the tree fell over with a crash, whereupon the Scarecrow's clothes fell out of the branches and rolled off on the ground.
In the intervals of his experiments he occasionally worked at his former callings, painting on glass, drawing portraits, and measuring land; but his earnings from these sources were very small.
They were like tiny dwarfs, or children of about two years of age.
I would not, however, have dwelt on such trivial and irrelevantdetails, if this eccentric meeting of the young official with the byno means elderly widow had not subsequently turned out to be thefoundation of the whole career of that practical and precise youngman.
Each object, as his aesthetic sense is developed, is perhaps less beautiful than to the uncritical eye; his taste becomes difficult, and only the very best gives him unalloyed satisfaction.
The details are, indeed, historically unimportant.
She now implored him to to take her with him, but Eusuff prudently represented that such a step could only disgrace her fame and enrage her father, who, on discovery of her flight, would invade the kingdom of Sind with his powerful armies, and a scene of unnecessary bloodshed would ensue.
“You would not, then, prefer a method,” resumed d’Artagnan, “which would equally avenge you while rendering the combat useless?”
At that time the agreement was formally voluntary; without the consent of the contracting parties nothing could be done.
The illness lasted long, left her very weak, and returned at intervals, though with mitigated severity, again and again.