At last, repeating his usual saying, that he could lie naked in the bed with me and not offer me the least injury, he starts out of his bed.
I resisted a little, but I must confess I should not have resisted him much if he had not made those promises at all; so after a little struggle, as I said, I lay still and let him come to bed.
Then if he does not make that which exists he cannot make true existence, but only some semblance of existence; and if any one were to say that the work of the maker of the bed
, or of any other workman, has real existence, he could hardly be supposed to be speaking the truth.
It is well known, for instance, that several species appeared somewhat earlier in the palaeozoic beds
of North America than in those of Europe; time having apparently been required for their migration from the American to the European seas.
Concerning the old carpenter who fixed the bed
for the writer, I only mentioned him because he, like many of what are called very common people, became the nearest thing to what is understandable and lovable of all the grotesques in the writer's book.
The first that he came upon was the pummelled Don Quixote, who lay stretched senseless on his back upon his broken-down bed
, and, his hand falling on the beard as he felt about, he continued to cry, "Help for the Jurisdiction
But I don't fancy having a man smoking in bed
Tod turned his back towards the bed
, and undid the window.
Now, however, that you have convinced me by showing that you know all about our bed
(which no human being has ever seen but you and I and a single maidservant, the daughter of Actor, who was given me by my father on my marriage, and who keeps the doors of our room) hard of belief though I have been I can mistrust no longer.
As she knelt down to say her prayers, she happened to look up at that part of the ceiling above her which was just over the head of the bed
She spends the forenoon in what she calls doing nothing, which may consist in stitching so hard that you would swear she was an over-worked seamstress at it for her life, or you will find her on a table with nails in her mouth, and anon she has to be chased from the garret (she has suddenly decided to change her curtains), or she is under the bed
searching for band-boxes and asking sternly where we have put that bonnet.
He had gone to bed
perfectly well, she said, and nothing had ailed him all day.
But hardly had he done so before he felt the bed
rocking backwards and forwards beneath him as if it were breathing heavily and jolting.
Midway between table and bed
was the window, with an icy white muslin frill over it, and opposite it was the wash-stand.
The landlady, remembering that Susan had been the only person out of bed
when the door was burst open, resorted presently to her, to enquire into the first occasion of the disturbance, as well as who the strange gentleman was, and when and how he arrived.