The point was that I had attained my object, I had kept up my dignity, I had not yielded a step, and had put myself publicly on an equal social footing
This attempt was followed up and sustained by others, until in 1825 a footing
was secured, and a complete system of trapping organized beyond the mountains.
I wanted still to think I MIGHT get a footing
, and I was afraid to meet failure, for it would leave me, as I remarked to my companion, without another arrow for my bow.
He looked a moment at his "unsteadfast footing
," then let his gaze wander to the swirling water of the stream racing madly beneath his feet.
Tarzan backed away, drawing Sheeta farther from the stem of the tree and out upon the tapering branch, where his footing
became ever more precarious.
I know this, because I peeped out and saw the whole bluff-side deserted, save for Saber-Tooth, who had lost his footing
and was sliding and falling down.
And Jerry, crouching for the spring and ever struggling to maintain his footing on the slippery, heeling deck, kept his eyes on the mainsail and uttered low growls at any display of movement on its part.
A long, stumbling fall, accelerated by a sudden increase of wind in the sails, ensued, and Lerumie, vainly trying to catch his footing, fetched up against the three strands of barbed wire on the lee rail.
With a quick deft clutch on the collar at the back of his neck, Del Mar jerked him off his footing
and thrust him in, or partly in, rather, because he had managed to get a hold on the edge of the crate with his two fore-paws.
If Sir Theodore Barville puts it on that footing
, the lawyers, even if they do not allow his wife to look at the report, will at least answer any discreet questions she may ask referring to it.
As he was crossing through the water he lost his footing
, stumbled and fell, and not being able to rise on account of his load, groaned heavily.
Fighting was out of the question: we urged our feeble animals up the gulch as far as there was footing
for a hoof, then threw ourselves out of our saddles and took to the chaparral on one of the slopes, abandoning our entire outfit to the enemy.
Though the different tempers of Mr Allworthy and of Mr Western did not admit of a very intimate correspondence, yet they lived upon what is called a decent footing
together; by which means the young people of both families had been acquainted from their infancy; and as they were all near of the same age, had been frequent playmates together.
When the firm footing
at the bottom was reached, he strode out on the little terrace with a quickness and springiness of gait and with glintings of muscular fires that gave the lie to the calm deliberation of his movements on the slide
If a gentleman has been unfortunate on the road,' muttered Stagg, yielding to the other, who, pressing on him, had already gained a footing
on the steps--'and can pay for his accommodation--'