The regular number of monks or friars in a convent was fixed at twelve, with a superior, in imitation of the apostles and their Master; and large religious houses were held to consist of so many convents.
I've succeeded already in the chief part of my purpose, and am not ready yet for the next."
I am pining for a return to my family and to my home, and as the price of any farther communication on my part—in consideration of the light which I have it in my power to throw upon many very important branches of physical and metaphysical science—I must solicit, through the influence of your honorable body, a pardon for the crime of which I have been guilty in the death of the creditors upon my departure from Rotterdam.
It is true she did not know that the Major had had no dinner and that the cloth was laid for him at the Slaughters', and a plate laid thereon to mark that the table was retained, in that very box in which the Major and George had sat many a time carousing, when she was a child just come home from Miss Pinkerton's school.
Even if you are told that all this is necessary for themaintenance of the existing order of things, and that this socialorder with its pauperism, famines, prisons, gallows, armies, andwars is necessary to society; that still greater disasters wouldensue if this organization were destroyed; all that is said onlyby those who profit by this organization, while those who sufferfrom it—and they are ten times as numerous—think and say quitethe contrary.
All this time Don Quixote was asleep, and they thought it best not to waken him, as sleeping would now do him more good than eating.
Every virtue becomes a vice if it is carried too far, and frank rudeness is better than servility or hypocrisy.
The relation of this last incident reminds me of one of his most curious peculiarities, which I have not yet mentioned--his extraordinary fondness for pet animals.
Holmes seemed to know the grounds perfectly, and he threaded his way swiftly among a plantation of small trees, I close at his heels, and our foremost pursuer panting behind us.