The very soldiers of the rebellious general fell away from him; and, after he had been a nominal Emperor for only three months and six days, he was assassinated by some of his own officers.
For three months I kept the saw-cuts open to the coronet, and continued the bar shoes, keeping the mare at exercise, and giving her occasionally a drive.
All fighting had suddenly ceased, and both opposing parties were looking on, laughing like boys at play.
The poet was riding out one day with a few attendants--some say walking out in a fit of absence of mind--when he found himself in the midst of a band of outlaws, who, in a suspicious manner, barely suffered him to pass.
A diadem is purchased with gold; silver opens the way to heaven; philosophy may be hired for a penny; money controls justice; one obolus satisfies a man of letters; precious metal procures health; wealth attaches friends."
Sheila held out her hand to Mr. James Greely, who took it with a surprised and dazzled look.
In the middle of the town, and surrounded by a spacious fenced-in compound, which sloped gently to the lake, stood the Planters' Club, a large low roofed bungalow, with a roomy wide verandah in front.
Apicius, in the time of Trajan, spent one hundred millions of sesterces in debauchery and gluttony; having only ten millions left, he ended his life with poison, thinking he might die of hunger.
Simpson, puzzled, amazed, and a little scared at last, had barely time to notice the position before it dissolved.
While the Colonel got breakfast the Boy dashed round to the Gold Nugget, found Si McGinty playing craps, and would have brought him back in triumph to breakfast--but no, he would "wait down yonder below the Gold Nugget, and don't you say nothin' yit about where we're goin', or we'll have the hull town at our heels."
Gloom deepened and had no light to relieve it, men supped full of horrors--there was no slackening of the tension, no concession to overwrought nerves, no resting-place for the overwrought soul.
"We used to say Minook."
Then plunging his hand deep into his pocket, drew out a nugget.
'I must be in town to-night.'
called the manager to the camera operator, and as the music of an unseen orchestra played, so that the dancing might be in perfect time, the camera began clicking and the action of the play, which included an exciting episode in the midst of the dance, went on.
A. T. QUILLER-COUCH October 25th, 1901 CONTENTS CHAPTER I THE WESTCOTES OF BAYFIELD CHAPTER II THE ORANGE ROOM CHAPTER III A BALL, A SNOWSTORM, AND A SNOWBALL CHAPTER IV ENCOUNTER BETWEEN A HIGH HORSE AND A HOBBY CHAPTER V BEGINS WITH ANCIENT HISTORY AND ENDS WITH AN OLD STORY CHAPTER VI FATE IN A LAURELLED POST-CHAISE CHAPTER VII LOVE AND AN OLD MAID CHAPTER VIII CORPORAL ZEALLY INTERVENES CHAPTER IX DOROTHEA CONFESSES CHAPTER X DARTMOOR CHAPTER XI THE NEW DOROTHEA CHAPTER XII GENERAL ROCHAMBEAU TELLS A STORY; AND THE TING-TANG RINGS FOR THE LAST TIME CHAPTER I THE WESTCOTES OF BAYFIELD A mural tablet in Axcester Parish Church describes Endymion Westcote as "a conspicuous example of that noblest work of God, the English Country Gentleman."
Wearing a heavy fur-collared coat, and with his yellow, malignant countenance grotesquely horrible beneath the shade of a large tweed motor cap, he stood motionless, looking up at me.