When the minute hand had recorded the lapse of five minutes more a door banged
in the bedroom regions -a clear young voice was heard singing blithely -- light, rapid footsteps pattered on the upper stairs, descended with a jump to the landing, and pattered again, faster than ever, down the lower flight.
I was now gaining rapidly on the schooner; I could see the brass glisten on the tiller as it banged
about, and still no soul appeared upon her decks.
it a good while with one of my sculls, and at last forced it to leap out of the boat.
Hurrying to get out of the room, he banged
his forehead against a hat-peg and gave himself a huge bump; then, suddenly stepping back, he skinned his arm on the screen, near the piano; he tried to lean on the piano, but the lid fell on his hands and crushed his fingers; he rushed out of the office like a madman, slipped on the staircase and came down the whole of the first flight on his back.
The very cattle that would trample a white man to death allow themselves to be banged
and bullied and shouted at by children that hardly come up to their noses.
Dog though I was, I saw through her design, and stung into presence of mind by the greatness of the danger, I timed my movements so well that I contrived to rush through, and only the tip of my tail received a squeeze as she banged