What words of moment were to have fallen from his lips were never spoken, as just then a young warrior, evidently sensing the trend of thought among the older men, leaped down from the steps of the rostrum, and striking the frail captive a powerful blow across the face, which felled her to the floor, placed his foot upon her prostrate form and turning toward the assembled council broke into peals of horrid, mirthless laughter
The amazement which was suddenly depicted upon his deformed face caused the bursts of laughter
to redouble around him.
Now and then they glanced at one another, hardly able to suppress their laughter
But suddenly her laughter
broke flatly and she reined in the mare.
In gales of laughter
, intermingled with half-genuine cries of alarm as almost his teeth caught her toes, she always concluded by gathering him into her arms and laughing the last of her laughter
away into his flattened ears of joy and love.
The cheerless laughter
broke out again--and died away again drearily in a sigh.
The jeering cries ended in another burst of shrill laughter
The Farmer could not hold his sides with laughter
, so the Ass went up to him, and putting his feet upon the Farmer's shoulder attempted to climb into his lap.
Back to him over the waters, hollow and heartless, like laughter
in a tomb, rang the voice of the Skipper:
Ladies and gentlemen," he said, coolly, "you see me under suspicious circumstances, but"--his voice was drowned in peals of laughter
as is heard in asylums for the insane.
As he spoke there came a roar of singing from the tavern upon the right, with shouts of laughter
and stamping of feet.
The glow was appreciably longer and warmer, the laughter
deeper and more resonant.
Neither are Shakespeare's comedies all laughter
, and some of his tragedies would seem at times to be too deep for tears, full only of fierce, dark sorrow--and yet there is laughter
in them too.
Though goodness knows, as Felicity would say, we did not think it any matter for laughter
at the time--far from it.
Her sea-blue eyes were full of soft laughter