That's to help out on our surprise-party; it'll carry a ball farther an' with truer aim than any other piece in the fort, as I know, havin' had somewhat to do with all of 'em."
He had failed in his first surprise attack, and without surprise to help him now he was gone.
So at one in the morning Major Harvey, with a launchful of his soldiers, paid a surprise visit to the Ruffling Harry, with the result that they picked up nothing more solid than a hempen cable floating at the moorings.
Among Mr. Chamberlain's working associates, Mr. Powell Williams has been a sort of "surprise packet."
At the end she found herself generally looking forward to meeting this young minister and his friends, who were evidently a little nest of surprise-people in what had indeed seemed a most unpromising corner of the world,--perhaps the most unpromising corner that her nomadic wandering minstrel existence had brought her to.
"You sure are a surprise package of all right," he declared, for the first time lowering the weapon and letting it hang at his side. "
We advanced with a rush that showed me I had surprised a surprise movement.
We thought it 'ud be a pleasant surprise fur ye.
A GREAT SURPRISE XIII.
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CONTAINS A SURPRISE VIII.
Scarcely had our surprise time to subside, than we heard the outer door opened by the servant--then it closed--then heavy footsteps, one, two, and three, were audible in the lobby--then the dining-room door was opened; and a form which filled the whole of its ample aperture, from top to bottom, from right to left, made its appearance.
That was his duty as sentinel here--to make sure of no surprise patrol from the enemy lines.
The pope, in the year 1101, had sent Guy, Archbishop of Vienne, as legate into Britain; and though he was the first that for many years had appeared there in that character, and his commission gave general surprise o, the king, who was then in the commencement of his reign, and was involved in many difficulties, was obliged to submit to this encroachment on his authority.
He was going to pick up the pieces to see if they could be stuck together, but to his very great surprise lie could not touch them.
In the meantime, however, a large number of puzzled bystanders found themselves entertaining surprise guests from the FBI.
The drums beat to arms, the church bells rang, the news flew round to every household in Quebec; and before the tops of the Surprise frigate were seen over the Point of Levy every battery was fully manned, every battalion was standing ready on the Grand Parade, and every non-combatant man, woman, and child was lining the seaward wall.
Surprise Fallerio, author of this ill; Save young Allenso, he is guiltlesse still.
Everything had gone off so well, and she could see that Varick had enjoyed every moment of it, from his surprise distribution of little gifts to his guests at breakfast, to the last warm, grateful hand-shake on the landing outside her door.
The best chance for the aircraft was at the beginning of the war, when a surprise development might have had astounding results.
Mrs. Varley's was a surprise cottage; and this was in keeping with the scene in which it stood, for the clear lake in front, studded with islands, and the distant hills beyond, composed a scene so surprisingly beautiful that it never failed to call forth an expression of astonished admiration from every new visitor to the Mustang Valley.
Bested by this surprise-box of an unknown, he was pinning all on a single punch.
CHAPTER XVI THE NUTTING PARTY To the boy's surprise Bobby, who was usually aloof and liked to tease him, squeezed his arm surreptitiously.
Their khan, Shih-pi, made a surprise assault on the emperor himself, with all his following, in the Ordos region, and succeeded in surrounding them.