A quarter of a mile inland we came upon the holluschickie--sleek young bulls, living out the loneliness of their bachelorhood
and gathering strength against the day when they would fight their way into the ranks of the Benedicts.
If he had had the courage; if George and Miss Sedley had remained, according to the former's proposal, in the farther room, Joseph Sedley's bachelorhood
would have been at an end, and this work would never have been written.
Consequently, in the first few weeks of his resumed bachelorhood
, he even advanced upon his usual display of bustle, and every day made such a rout in renewing his investigations into the robbery, that the officers who had it in hand almost wished it had never been committed.