Before to-morrow night all the grain in the kingdom has to be gathered into one big heap, and if as much as a stalk
of corn is wanting I must pay for it with my life.
D'Artagnan said nothing, but, after having gnawed the flower stalk
, he began to bite his nails.
He walked past the couch to the open window, and held up the drooping stalk
of a moss-rose, looking down at the dainty blend of crimson and green.
Of course," said the priest, "when a grown up girl is really picking flowers, she picks them with plenty of stalk
She laid them side by side, flower to flower and stalk
, caressing them for walking alone.
The shop for little garments seems very alarming when you reach the door; a man abruptly become a parent, and thus lost to a finer sense of the proprieties, may be able to stalk
in unprotected, but apparently I could not.
Grim beasts would stalk
him, as they had stalked
him in the past, and never would there be a moment, by savage day or by cruel night, that he might not have instant need of such crude weapons as he could fashion from the materials at hand.
Tarzan wondered if he would stalk
him to his cabin door.
By the spring that gurgled among the redwoods grew another great wild lily, bearing on its slender stalk
the prodigious outburst of white waxen bells.
While Captain Van Horn, taking advantage of the calm to exercise the boat's crew with the fire-arms and to limber up the weapons, was passing out the Lee-Enfields from their place on top the cabin skylight, Jerry suddenly crouched and began to stalk
What he did do, with bristling neck-hair, was to stalk
stiff-leggedly across the cage, turn about with his face toward the danger, and stalk
stiffly back, coming to a pause alongside of Jack, who gave him a good-natured sniff of greeting.
Has he not been creeping up that stalk
these three days?
Verily, with a bad conscience doth he stalk
over the roofs.
He was taken on the shoulders of half a dozen blossom-faced men, who shuffled with him to the churchyard, and who were preceded by another blossom-faced man, affecting a stately stalk
, as if he were a Policeman of the D(eath) Division, and ceremoniously pretending not to know his intimate acquaintances, as he led the pageant.
That afternoon Phoebe found a diminutive egg,--not in the regular nest, it was far too precious to be trusted there,--but cunningly hidden under the currant-bushes, on some dry stalks
of last year's grass.