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Aunt Dinah's glum, because she can't go to the ball," said Rosa.
Gertrude went to the other side of the table in pursuit of a ball.
The flameless tapers stand where we had left them, and beside them lies the half-cut book that we had been studying, or the wired flower that we had worn at the ball, or the letter that we had been afraid to read, or that we had read too often.
A slight shock, the dull noise of three balls which penetrated the flesh, a last cry, a convulsion of agony, proved to D'Artagnan that the would-be assassin had saved his life.
Be so good as to collect and throw us back our balls," said the duke.
McCay was the sort of man who keeps old ball programmes and bundles of letters tied round with lilac ribbon.
From the deafening sounds of his own guns around him, the whistle and thud of the enemy's cannon balls, from the flushed and perspiring faces of the crew bustling round the guns, from the sight of the blood of men and horses, from the little puffs of smoke on the enemy's side (always followed by a ball flying past and striking the earth, a man, a gun, a horse), from the sight of all these things a fantastic world of his own had taken possession of his brain and at that moment afforded him pleasure.
Then four of them rolled themselves into round balls and the other two tossed them around and played ball with them.
I should like to see you very much; but I shall have many opportunities of seeing you equally charming, on the occasion of some of the numberless balls and parties that are to be, and I cannot disappoint my friends by postponing my return so long.
The balls of quills might have been a stone for all it moved; the lynx might have been frozen to marble; and old One Eye might have been dead.
Lady Janet has issued invitations for one of her grand balls at Mablethorpe House; and sh e has caused the report to be circulated everywhere that the object of the festival is 'to celebrate the marriage of Mr.
The other kind differs only in having three balls united by the thongs to a common centre.
Presently more boys and bigger came out, and boys from other houses on their way to calling-over, and more balls were sent for.
One of those balls where one always enjoys oneself.
Then he made a ball, and with these things he went the next day to the king.