He thrust down his long staff to Robin crying, "Lay hold of that, an your fists whirl not so much as your head
Can you shoot as well as fence with the staff, my friend?
I thanked him, and at his direction joined the members of his staff
Thus far the elder traveller had listened with due gravity; but now burst into a fit of irrepressible mirth, shaking himself so violently that his snake-like staff actually seemed to wriggle in sympathy.
As he spoke he pointed his staff at a female figure on the path, in whom Goodman Brown recognized a very pious and exemplary dame, who had taught him his catechism in youth, and was still his moral and spiritual adviser, jointly with the minister and Deacon Gookin.
Now Alec Carmichael was on the staff of half a dozen hospitals.
When he was appointed Registrar at Thomas's I hadn't a chance of getting on the staff.
Then Robin Hood stepped quickly to the coverside and cut a good staff of ground oak, straight, without new, and six feet in length, and came back trimming away the tender stems from it, while the stranger waited for him, leaning upon his staff, and whistling as he gazed round about.
Nevertheless," said Robin to himself, "I will baste thy hide right merrily, my good fellow"; then, aloud, "Lo, here is my good staff, lusty and tough.
You just wait a moment, my dear fellow, and listen," interrupted the staff captain in his deep bass, calmly stroking his long mustache.
He answered the staff captain's question by a disapproving shake of his head.
Well," decided the King, "I suppose my Magic Staff
will produce the things you crave; if you are lacking in good taste it is not my fault.
On the receipt of your favor of the 6th instant, addressed to the Observatory of Cambridge in the name of the members of the Baltimore Gun Club, our staff
was immediately called together, and it was judged expedient to reply as follows:
When Zarathustra had spoken these words, he paused, like one who had not said his last word; and long did he balance the staff
doubtfully in his hand.
He felt quite happy; and as he leaned upon his staff
and mused, a bright smile overspread his face, and none but cheerful visions floated into his brain.