He seized it by the pommel, and endeavored to hold it firm, but in vain; and had just time to save himself by clasping old Gunpowder round the neck
, when the saddle fell to the earth, and he heard it trampled under foot by his pursuer.
Master noticed the change, too, and one day when he got out of the carriage and came to speak to us, as he often did, he stroked her beautiful neck
All I ask is, that you will choose your opportunity discreetly, and that you will not allow my niece to suppose that her neck
is the object of a gentleman's inspection.
I've seen a good many little girls in my time, but never ONE with such a neck
The cord was placed round the Jew's neck
, and his feet had already ceased to touch the ground when the voice of the tailor was heard beseeching the executioner to pause one moment and to listen to what he had to say.
The guide now led the elephant out of the thicket, and leaped upon his neck
I believe if I were to break my neck
, he would feel it the greatest misfortune that could befall him, and yet it seems a pleasure to him to make my life a series of petty annoyances.
I would fain establish a right, Natty, to the honor of this death; and surely if the hit in the neck
be mine it is enough; for the shot in the heart was unnecessary—what we call an act of supererogation, Leather-Stocking.
Come back and put me on your neck
, misborn mountain
was in pain and lifting his hand to it found it horribly swollen.
As quick as lightning the man's head shot forward and his neck
stretched out until the top of the head, where it was flat, struck the Scarecrow in the middle and sent him tumbling, over and over, down the hill.
The captain was very gallantly clad; he had tufts of embroidery at his neck
and wrists; a great elegance at that day.
I looked, and there he held a cross, just taken off his own neck
, evidently, a large tin one, made after the Byzantine pattern.
A tall, beautiful woman with a mass of plaited hair and much exposed plump white shoulders and neck
, round which she wore a double string of large pearls, entered the adjoining box rustling her heavy silk dress and took a long time settling into her place.
The bit of wood which formed this neck
was also sharpened at the upper end, and when all was ready Tip put on the pumpkin head, pressing it well down onto the neck
, and found that it fitted very well.