The great Lord Hastings lay prone on his face, in a posture in which there was a touch of something strange and stiff, with one elbow erect above his body, the arm being doubled, and his big, bony hand clutching the rank and ragged grass.
He said that after Lady Hastings went off in the car the general asked him to take coffee with him in the library and look up a point about local antiquities.
I don't know how far it went, but it went as far as concealment, anyhow; for when Lady Hastings spoke to Boyle it was to tell him she had hidden a note in the Budge book in the library.
He did look at it, though, searching for the Budge book with the note in it, but I fancy that Hastings had already moved it to the shelves on the wall.
Our one score was Hastings and his victory, which was really somebody else's victory.
But Hastings shook his head at her to check further speech.
While they lingered at table, at a word from Hastings the two Japanese had gone on deck.
The flood is just beginning to make," said Hastings, pointing to a striped spar-buoy that was slightly tipping up-stream on the edge of the channel.
The willows soon sprouted, Hastings told them, and by the time the mats were rotted away the sand was held in place by the roots of the trees.
We live in a wicked age," Hastings countered, smiling grimly.
Wherefore I know what I 'm talking about," Hastings broke in.
Hastings, "to keep five hundred acres of woods out of the hands of the charcoal burners.
At command of Hastings, the jib ran down, and he shot the Roomer into the wind, losing way, until he called, "Let go the hook
Hastings said, "so that when you wake in the morning you find the branches of trees sticking down into the cabin.
Hastings, whose husband began immediately to regret the smallness of the cabin which prevented him from offering sleeping accommodations.