His father lies on his deathbed and he amuses himself setting
a policeman astride a bear
Old Sharon's wandering attention began to wander again: he was evidently occupied in setting
Snider was still for setting out to sea and returning to Pan-America, but the better judgment of Delcarte and Taylor ridiculed the suggestion--we should not have lived a fortnight.
But human life is of small account beyond thirty--a legacy from the bloody days when thousands of men perished in the trenches between the rising and the setting of a sun, when they laid them lengthwise in these same trenches and sprinkled dirt over them, when the Germans corded their corpses like wood and set fire to them, when women and children and old men were butchered, and great passenger ships were torpedoed without warning.
This great man, as is well known to all lovers of polite eating, begins at first by setting
plain things before his hungry guests, rising afterwards by degrees as their stomachs may be supposed to decrease, to the very quintessence of sauce and spices.
he asked, after the due pause which words and setting
His wife sat by the fire and wept, with her face in her hands; his eldest son was crouched upon the floor, running over a great mass of papers and now and again setting
one alight and burning it to the bitter end; all the while a servant lass with a red face was rummaging about the room, in a blind hurry of fear, and whimpering as she went; and every now and again one of the men would thrust in his face from the yard, and cry for orders.
Her face was hidden by a veil, but he drank in with glad eyes the special movement in walking, peculiar to her alone, the slope of the shoulders, and the setting
of the head, and at once a sort of electric shock ran all over him.
I gave several hours to the serious consideration of this difficulty, but I was obliged to relinquish all attempt to supply it, and wrapping myself up in my cloak, I struck across the wood towards the setting sun.
Night quickly shut in, but to my extreme wonder, I found that the cottagers had a means of prolonging light by the use of tapers, and was delighted to find that the setting of the sun did not put an end to the pleasure I experienced in watching my human neighbours.
All we had now to do was to secrete the gem (which Raffles had prised from its setting, replacing the latter), so that we could stand the strictest search and yet take it ashore with us at Naples; and this Raffles was doing when I turned in.
We were among the islands that dot the course from Genoa to Naples; that was Elba falling back on our starboard quarter, that purple patch with the hot sun setting over it.
I had three encouragements - 1st, a smooth, calm sea; 2ndly, the tide rising, and setting
in to the shore; 3rdly, what little wind there was blew me towards the land.
He's my landlord,' thought John, as he took a candle in his hand, and setting
it down in a corner out of the wind's way, opened a casement in the rear of the house, looking towards the stables.
The landlord now busied himself in laying the cloth, in which process Mr Codlin obligingly assisted by setting
forth his own knife and fork in the most convenient place and establishing himself behind them.