Suffice it here to say that a Custom-House officer of long continuance can hardly be a very praiseworthy or respectable personage, for many reasons; one of them, the tenure by which he holds his situation, and another, the very nature of his business, which -- though, I trust, an honest one -- is of such a sort that he does not share in the united effort
I put down my muff on the stile, and went up to the tall steed; I endeavoured to catch the bridle, but it was a spirited thing, and would not let me come near its head; I made effort
, though in vain: meantime, I was mortally afraid of its trampling fore-feet.
By a violent effort
he rose half out of the water, waving his cap, and uttering a loud shout peculiar to sailers.
Leave me, An opening may yet be found for you, possibly—certainly it is worth the effort
For an hour they howled about the tree, but after a few attempts to reach us they confined their efforts
to terrorizing shrieks and screams, to horrid growling on the part of the great white apes, and the fearsome and indescribable purring by the plant men.
As soon as we got the farm work reasonably well started, we directed our next efforts
toward the industry of making bricks.
Nevertheless the bird was determined to save him if she could, and by one last mighty effort
she propelled the nest against the rock.
With one mighty effort
and a last terrified look round, she popped into a pawnshop.
The ape-man, standing with ready spear, watched Numa's efforts
If the first effort
failed, the following efforts
were doomed to fail.
Wiwau prodded with the goad, and Tiha stumbled and wabbled in gymnastic efforts
to make speed.
Even the good doctor's efforts
to console her had been efforts
of professional routine--the inevitable result of his life-long familiarity with sorrow and death.
A KIND-HEARTED Physician sitting at the bedside of a patient afflicted with an incurable and painful disease, heard a noise behind him, and turning saw a cat laughing at the feeble efforts
of a wounded mouse to drag itself out of the room.
From the time of our party, which was upwards of a week ago, I had been making daily efforts
to meet its mistress in her walks; and always disappointed (she must have managed it so on purpose), had nightly kept revolving in my mind some pretext for another call.
However the flowers might have come there, it was both sad and sweet to observe how Nature adopted to herself this desolate, decaying, gusty, rusty old house of the Pyncheon family; and how the even-returning summer did her best to gladden it with tender beauty, and grew melancholy in the effort