At the end of a week the big house
full of beds was half empty.
His people were wealthy and titled, and he went home to England and sold cat's meat, sat around their big house
till they gave him more money to start a rubber plantation in the East Indies somewhere, on Sumatra, I think--or was it New Guinea?
The butler in Miss de Barral's big house
had seen the news, perhaps earlier than anybody within a mile of the Parade, in the course of his morning duties of which one was to dry the freshly delivered paper before the fire--an occasion to glance at it which no intelligent man could have neglected.
You mean the people who live in the big house
next door, don't you?
The big house
was given up as soon as possible and the little house taken; being made comfortable with the furniture Madam left there when she went to live with her son.
Good-even, Major; will I make the bowl of gin toddy the night, or it’s likely ye’ll stay at the big house
the Christmas eve, and the very night of yer getting there?
This struck from all three allusions to Edgar Poe and Jules Verne, and such platitudes as naturally rise to the lips of the most intelligent when they are talking against time, and dealing with a new invention in which it would seem ingenuous to believe too soon; and the question of the telephone carried them safely back to the big house
Buck lived at a big house
in the sun-kissed Santa Clara Valley.
What he was, whether by trade or birth, was more than I could fathom; but he seemed most like an old, unprofitable serving-man, who should have been left in charge of that big house
upon board wages.
He had for his own town residence a big house
filled with the spoils of travel and the trophies of the chase; but it was to his country home, an old family place in Essex, that he wished her immediately to proceed.
Then just as she began to dread to hear of their engagement (for what could she have done with that big house
alone, with Stevie on her hands), that romance came to an abrupt end, and Winnie went about looking very dull.
He had a house--a big house
in a clearing in the midst of his fields; flowers and bushes grew around; there were narrow paths of yellow earth between the cut grass, and thick hedges to keep people out.
They centered round a village called Lampsher, not three miles, he understood, from Lincoln; was there a big house
in Lampsher, he asked, inhabited by a gentleman of the name of Otway?
I had a pow'ful good start, 'ca'se de big house
'uz three mile back f'om de river en on'y de work mules to ride dah on, en on'y niggers ride 'em, en DEY warn't gwine to hurry--dey'd gimme all de chance dey could.
I thought of the white-haired old lady in the big house
, and that vivid wicked little face that had just smiled into ours, and a vague chill of foreboding crept over me.