While the trick lasted
he won in sixteen successive duels in his university; but by that time observers had discovered what his charm was, and how to break it, therefore his championship ceased.
I traveled nights, and hid daytimes and slept, and the bag of bread and meat I carried from home lasted
me all the way, and I had a-plenty.
A pensive silence followed, which lasted
some moments, then Wilson said:
Only the older pupils managed to keep their tickets and stick to their tedious work long enough to get a Bible, and so the delivery of one of these prizes was a rare and noteworthy circumstance; the successful pupil was so great and conspicuous for that day that on the spot every scholar's heart was fired with a fresh ambition that often lasted
a couple of weeks.
This depressed and depressing frame of mind had lasted
until the eventful day dawned on which Rebecca was to arrive.