Rachel found abundant time to sit for hours at her kitchen window, knitting "cotton warp" quilts--she had knitted sixteen of them, as Avonlea housekeepers were wont to tell in awed voices--and keeping a sharp eye on the main road
that crossed the hollow and wound up the steep red hill beyond.
They looked ahead and saw a group of very pretty houses standing in a green field a little apart from the main road
This was true of all the main roads
that led out of San Francisco.
I would fall so lightly on my stocking soles; a single soft, dull thud; then away under the moon without fear or risk of a false step; away over the stone walls to the main road
, and so to the nearest police-station with my tale; and before sunrise the villains would be taken in their beds, and my darling would be safe!
Not content with doubling the legitimate stages, they switched off the main road
and went away out of the way to visit an absurd fountain called Figia, because Baalam's ass had drank there once.
He made himself some tea and cut himself a couple of pieces of bread and butter, which he ate while he was putting on his boots, then bolted downstairs and along the street into the main road
to catch his tram.
The long belt of main road
, which passed within a few feet of him, seemed almost deserted.
Whether he shall be put into the main road
by constables, or by beadles, or by bell-ringing, or by force of figures, or by correct principles of taste, or by high church, or by low church, or by no church; whether he shall be set to splitting trusses of polemical straws with the crooked knife of his mind or whether he shall be put to stone-breaking instead.
That the Place Royale is the termination to the main road
to Vendomois, and nothing else.
She turned off the main road
, crept through uncle Josh Woodman's bars, waved away Mrs.
The Maypole cronies, little drearning of the change so soon to come upon their favourite haunt, struck through the Forest path upon their way to London; and avoiding the main road
, which was hot and dusty, kept to the by-paths and the fields.
In the immediate neighbourhood of the old house it attracted little attention, for there were only a few straggling people to notice it; but, ascending from the river by the crooked ways that led to London Bridge, and passing into the great main road
, it became surrounded by astonishment.
On the fourth day, Rachael, with unabated confidence, but considering her despatch to have miscarried, went up to the Bank, and showed her letter from him with his address, at a working colony, one of many, not upon the main road
, sixty miles away.
After following this path some way toward the main road
to Paris, they came to another iron gate which led to the principal facade of the mysterious dwelling.
After passing Cahors, the party branched away from the main road
, and leaving the river to the north of them, followed a smaller track which wound over a vast and desolate plain.