"Me and Huck's found Jubiter Dunlap's corpse
all by ourselves with a bloodhound, after everybody else had quit hunting and given it up; and if it hadn't a been for us it never WOULD 'a' been found; and he WAS murdered too--they done it with a club or something like that; and I'm going to start in and find the murderer, next, and I bet I'll do it!"
The Sultan of Kashgar no sooner heard these words than he ordered an usher to go to the chief of police and to bring all the persons concerned in the hunchback's death, together with the corpse
, that he wished to see once again.
In the meantime, I instituted a rigorous private search for the corpse of Mr.
I procured a stiff piece of whalebone, thrust it down the throat of the corpse, and deposited the latter in an old wine box-taking care so to double the body up as to double the whalebone with it.
You're mussing up the floor something awful, you." This last to the dead Wieroo as he stooped and dragged the corpse
to the central shaft, where he raised it to the aperture and let it slip into the tube.
GUARD I saw this woman burying the corpse
Against thy orders.
The body was entirely naked, the clothing being strewn about the corpse
. The old lady and her grandson were gone.
- these walls are solidly put together;" and here, through the mere phrenzy of bravado, I rapped heavily, with a cane which I held in my hand, upon that very portion of the brick-work behind which stood the corpse
of the wife of my bosom.
On the following morning it was seen that one of the corpses
had been partially devoured.
He's dead," he added, jerking his thumb in the direction of the corpse
. "He won't care."
A woman deposed that she lived near the beach and was standing at the door of her cottage, waiting for the return of the fishermen, about an hour before she heard of the discovery of the body, when she saw a boat with only one man in it push off from that part of the shore where the corpse
was afterwards found.
But, not content with this plausible explanation, and, perhaps, secretly glad to avert their eyes from a spectacle which awakened so extraordinary and unusual sensations in their sluggish bosoms, the sons of the squatter turned away in a body from their mother and the corpse
, and proceeded to make the enquiries which they fancied the former had so repeatedly demanded.
They jerked at it, stout and furious, but the color sergeant was dead, and the corpse
would not relinquish its trust.
A dolorous place it was, this canoe house, filled with groans and sighs, corpses
beneath the floor and composing the floor, creatures soon to be corpses
upon the floor, corpses
swinging in aerial sepulchre overhead, long black canoes, high-ended like beaked predatory monsters, dimly looming in the light of a slow fire where sat an ancient of the tribe of Somo at his interminable task of smoke-curing a bushman's head.
It would be difficult to explain why and whither ants whose heap has been destroyed are hurrying: some from the heap dragging bits of rubbish, larvae, and corpses
, others back to the heap, or why they jostle, overtake one another, and fight, and it would be equally difficult to explain what caused the Russians after the departure of the French to throng to the place that had formerly been Moscow.