Thank you, Major, for your kind reception and your pretty compliment," I said, matching my host's easy tone as closely as the necessary restraints on my side would permit.
Major Fitz-David declined to let go of it, and proceeded to tell me why.
The major looked at the count with an indescribable expression of anxiety.
Yes, yes," repeated the major, "yes -- there -- is -- a -- postscript.
My dear major," replied Barbicane, "before discussing its weight permit me to enumerate some of the marvels which our ancestors have achieved in this respect.
But," interrupted the major, "since the weight of a shot is proportionate to its volume, an iron ball of nine feet in diameter would be of tremendous weight.
understood, and turning his horse rode back to the little group that had followed him and was already moving to the rear in fear of his displeasure, and so returned to the head of his command.
Otherwise called Peggy, lady of Major Michael O'Dowd, of our regiment, and daughter of Fitzjurld Ber'sford de Burgo Malony of Glenmalony, County Kildare.
And Muryan Square, sure enough," the Major whispered.
When the major was warm, and his hunger appeased, an invincible desire to sleep weighed down his eyelids.
Through the thick veils of irresistible sleep, the major soon saw the husband and wife as mere points or formless objects.
The Major looked at him rather queerly with his good-humoured gooseberry eyes.
The Major was still looking at him quietly, but with protruding eyes, when the front door was flung open, releasing a flood of gaslight on the face of the fading mist; and another figure in pyjamas sprang or tumbled out into the garden.
The maitre d'hotel and several waiters came hurrying up towards the prostrate figure, by the side of which Major Thomson was already kneeling.
We shall know when Major Thomson returns," she said.