of my first year of transportation was approaching, and already pleasant hints of my being soon assigned to private service began to reach my ears.
Now, miss," he said, "you give me your word of honor"--he stopped and looked round at Moody with a grin--"and you give me yours, that you won't either of you break the seal on this envelope till the expiration
of one week from the present day.
The Countess, returning at the expiration
of the half-hour's interval, finds the room empty.
The agitation she had undergone, rendered Kate Nickleby unable to resume her duties at the dressmaker's for three days, at the expiration of which interval she betook herself at the accustomed hour, and with languid steps, to the temple of fashion where Madame Mantalini reigned paramount and supreme.
After a delay of two or three hours, the young ladies were informed that their services would be dispensed with until further notice, and at the expiration of two days, the name of Mantalini appeared in the list of bankrupts: Miss Nickleby received an intimation per post, on the same morning, that the business would be, in future, carried on under the name of Miss Knag, and that her assistance would no longer be required--a piece of intelligence with which Mrs Nickleby was no sooner made acquainted, than that good lady declared she had expected it all along and cited divers unknown occasions on which she had prophesied to that precise effect.
At the expiration of the first month the well had attained the depth assigned for that lapse of time, namely, 112 feet.
No fresh occurrence thenceforward arrested the progress of the operation; and on the tenth of June, twenty days before the expiration of the period fixed by Barbicane, the well, lined throughout with its facing of stone, had attained the depth of
But it was not enough to renew the oxygen; they must absorb the carbonic acid produced by expiration
We accordingly determined to commence our journey towards the north at the expiration
of another month.
If, at the expiration
of one year from that date, Mr.
If I laid the mine under his feet before I approached him, and if I left instructions with a third person to fire it on the expiration
of a certain time, unless directions to the contrary were previously received under my own hand, or from my own lips--in that event the Count's security was absolutely dependent upon mine, and I might hold the vantage ground over him securely, even in his own house.
There then ensued a silence of some ten minutes or a quarter of an hour, at the expiration
of which period Mr Willet was observed to rumble and shake with laughter, and presently remarked, in reference to his late adversary, 'that he hoped he had tackled him enough.
Tip languished in Clifford's Inns for six months, and at the expiration
of that term sauntered back one evening with his hands in his pockets, and incidentally observed to his sister that he was not going back again.