And as he continued to stare at her hat and think, the hurt he had received passed away, and he found himself cudgelling
his brains for some way out of the muddle--for some method by which she could remain on Berande.
In his delight he lifted up his voice and brayed, but then every one knew him, and his owner came up and gave him a sound cudgelling
for the fright he had caused.
And all the time, deliriously happy, talking in the gentlest and most delicate terms that might not offend her sensitive ears, I was cudgelling
my brains in an effort to divine what I was expected to do.
Edna nodded carelessly, though inwardly anxious and cudgelling
her brains for something to turn the conversation.
I tell you plainly, we shall be wasting our time, and cudgelling
our brains to no purpose, if we attempt to try back, and unravel this frightful complication from the beginning.