We remained there undisturbed during the Winter; and on the first day of May, 1770, my brother
returned home to the settlement by himself, for a new recruit of horses and ammunition, leaving me by myself, without bread, salt or sugar, without company of my fellow creatures, or even a horse or dog.
We got a billiard-table over from Stockton," half bashfully interrupted Dick Mattingly, struggling from his end of the trunk to recover his composure, "and it had to be brought over in sections on the back of a mule, so I don't see why--" He stopped short again in confusion, at a sign from his brother
, and then added, "I mean, of course, that a piano is a heap more delicate, and valuable, and all that sort of thing, but it's worth trying for.
Forced my brother
to draw upon him, and has fallen by my brother
's sword--like a gentleman.
But you, my brother
, pass the river with the Lily in your hand.
Some time afterwards my second brother
wished also to sell his business and travel.
That brave captain that you speak of is my eldest brother
, who, being of a bolder and loftier mind than my other brother
or myself, chose the honourable and worthy calling of arms, which was one of the three careers our father proposed to us, as your comrade mentioned in that fable you thought he was telling you.
felt no anxiety about us, as he knew from the description in the papers that the cylinder was a good two miles from my house.
He seems to say Freely's his brother
come back from th' Indies.
The next day the second brother
undertook the task; but he succeeded no better than the first; for he could only find the second hundred of the pearls; and therefore he too was turned into stone.
with his protestation that he never thought his brother
would have been half so glad to see him as all this!
Henry smiled and said, "I am sure my brother
would not wish to do that.
A very young brother
of his, who was in swaddling clothes, was still alive and crying abandoned in his cradle.
Nay, take thy hand from out thy pouch, brother
, for thou shalt not pay this shot.
Solomon and Sister Jane were rich, and the family candor and total abstinence from false politeness with which they were always received seemed to them no argument that their brother
in the solemn act of making his will would overlook the superior claims of wealth.
Whilst John de Witt was climbing the narrow winding stairs which led to the prison of his brother
Cornelius, the burghers did their best to have the troop of Tilly, which was in their way, removed.