The dim, dusty room, with the busts staring down
from the tall bookcases, the cozy chairs, the globes, and best of all, the wilderness of books in which she could wander where she liked, made the library a region of bliss to her.
Perhaps you understand the compass, and lay down
the watercourses and mountains of the wilderness on paper, in order that they who follow may find places by their given names?
First we had supper, and then tramped up and down
the deck together smoking till most midnight; then we went and set down
in my stateroom and locked the doors and looked in the piece of paper to see if the di'monds was all right, then laid it on the lower berth right in full sight; and there we set, and set, and by-and-by it got to be dreadful hard to keep awake.
I was surprised to witness how coolly the child gathered himself up, and went on with his intention; exchanging saddles and all, and then sitting down
on a bundle of hay to overcome the qualm which the violent blow occasioned, before he entered the house.
Here I lay down
, near a cannon; and, happy in the society of the sentry's footsteps, though he knew no more of my being above him than the boys at Salem House had known of my lying by the wall, slept soundly until morning.
Quite the contrary," said the bachelor; "for, as stultorum infinitum est numerus, innumerable are those who have relished the said history; but some have brought a charge against the author's memory, inasmuch as he forgot to say who the thief was who stole Sancho's Dapple; for it is not stated there, but only to be inferred from what is set down
, that he was stolen, and a little farther on we see Sancho mounted on the same ass, without any reappearance of it.
Several of the trees had been blown down
, but they had started to grow in the middle and all were laden with quantities of apples.
It was dreadfully long before the General Confession began, so that she could kneel down
had a little cooled the protection afforded him up to that time, and in consequence he had gone to reside in a little village house at Scheveningen, situated in the downs
, on the sea-shore, about a league from the Hague.
But in spite of his bent head Newman recognized him, and in a moment sat down
There were cruel bites low down
on his side, and his throat was torn and worried.
I prayed, as I walked back along the gray, lonely road, that my friend might soon be freed from his preoccupations and able to come down
to take this heavy burden of responsibility from my shoulders.
A man was found strangled, it was said, on the Downs
round that part.
Other houses were built on the brow of that steep southern slope and others, again, among the pine-trees behind, and northward on the chalk barrier of the downs
The traveller from the coast, who, after plodding northward for a score of miles over calcareous downs
and corn-lands, suddenly reaches the verge of one of these escarpments, is surprised and delighted to behold, extended like a map beneath him, a country differing absolutely from that which he has passed through.