An enormous fellow, with a great red face and cropped moustache, occupied my poor father's place; he it was who had replaced our fruitful vineries with his stinking stables; but I am bound to own he looked a genial clod, as he sat in his fat and listened to the young bloods boasting of their prowess, or elaborately explaining their mishaps
Upon this sudden mishap
of their leader, his warriors seemed struck dumb with amazement; his supernatural death awed them, while it reanimated the courage and ardor of their adversaries, and, in a twinkling, the field was abandoned by half the combatants.
Has your husband told you about the mishap
, Mademoiselle la Boudraque?
He passed the three parts this time without mishap
, and when he went to tell her she burst into tears.
asked Scraps, who was constantly tripping and tumbling down, only to get up again with a laugh at her mishap
The great chest in the bottom of Rajah Muda Saffir's prahu had awakened in other hearts as well as his, blind greed and avarice; so that as it had been the indirect cause of his disaster it now proved the incentive to another to turn the mishap
to his own profit, and to the final undoing of the Malay.
After all, this mishap
appeared to Boxtel of no great consequence.
Our travellers having remounted their horses, arrived in town without encountering any new mishap
The matrimonial mishap
looked down at me with almost canine intelligence in his face.
But I called up all my resolution, set my teeth, and hobbled back and forth from galley to cabin and cabin to galley without further mishap
He recalled Old Beatson in the past - that merry and affectionate lad - and their joint adventures and mishaps
, the window they had broken with a catapult in India Place, the escalade of the castle rock, and many another inestimable bond of friendship; and his hurt surprise grew deeper.
Listen to me, Guiche; we have been campaigners together; we have been on horseback for eighteen hours at a time, and our horses dying from exhaustion, or hunger, have fallen beneath us, and yet we have laughed at our mishaps
, that you would hardly notice on dry land, drive you nearly frantic with rage, when they occur on the water.
We boys were all shelling peas, but the story, as it went on, rapt us from the poor employ, and whatever our fingers were doing, our spirits were away in that strange land of adventures and mishaps
, where the fevered life of the knight truly without fear and without reproach burned itself out.
All night he ran, blundering in the darkness into mishaps
and obstacles that delayed but did not daunt.