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It was a horrible thing to have a spy in one's house.
And, in this connection, I may say, that, when he went out in the streets or ventured to show himself in public, he wore a pasteboard nose, with a mustache attached to it, instead of his own horrible hole of a nose.
I seemed to become more wakeful, and myriads of horrible fancies began to crowd in upon my mind.
It was indescribably horrible in the darkness to feel all these soft creatures heaped upon me.
The first object that met the eyes of D'Artagnan on entering the room was Brisemont, stretched upon the ground and rolling in horrible convulsions.
At last, with a horrible splash, he darted like an arrow into the ice-cold water, and as he did so he uttered a shrill cry, stifled in a moment by his immersion beneath the waves.
The very noblest in the land may suffer unless some way be found out of this horrible affair.
At any instant it might spring upon me from the shadows--this nameless and horrible monster.
Yet the old time fairy tale, having served for generations, may now be classed as "historical" in the children's library; for the time has come for a series of newer "wonder tales" in which the stereotyped genie, dwarf and fairy are eliminated, together with all the horrible and blood-curdling incidents devised by their authors to point a fearsome moral to each tale.
The combatants were so intent upon their murderous work that they did not notice the arrival of the balloon; there were about three hundred mingled confusedly in the deadly struggle: most of them, red with the blood of the wounded, in which they fairly wallowed, were horrible to behold.
The sanguine light of the furnace illuminated in the chamber only a confused mass of horrible things.
He wished with all his heart that he had not made the horrible proposition to give them money; but now that he had made it he lacked the strength to go back on it, not on Mildred's account, but on his own.
But he knew he was facing a horrible death, and so did she.
You mean we'll be in some horrible boardinghouse, in a still more horrible hall bedroom, looking out on a dingy back yard.
Silly Julie," she murmured, "what is there that is horrible, little one?