They then filled the grave with earth and tramped upon it until it would hold no more.
The balance of the loose earth was thrown far and wide, and a mass of dead undergrowth spread in as natural a manner as possible over the new-made grave to obliterate all signs of the ground having been disturbed.
Two or three minutes later the murdered man, the blanketed corpse, the lidless coffin, and the open grave were under no inspection but the moon's.
All the old graves were sunken in, there was not a tombstone on the place; round-topped, worm-eaten boards stag- gered over the graves, leaning for support and finding none.
The grave, Sir; making the grave," stammered the sexton.
Slowly and peacefully, the father sank into the grave, and, soon after, the sharer of all his cares and troubles followed him to a place of rest.
, in secret, that evening, returning to it at sunset, and waiting within sight of it till the night fell.
Johnson so much," continued Grandfather, "that it was the last request of many of them, when they died, that they might be buried as near as possible to this good man's grave
God forbid, madame, that I should offend a woman, or that I should make her weep in vain; but I must say that the place of the murderer is not upon the grave of her victims.
Saint- Aignan did not perceive D'Artagnan, half concealed by the trunk of a chestnut-tree which shaded the double grave.
I warrant now,' he said, 'that you think all those are used in making graves
In this stage of the obsequies, a warrior much renowned for deed in arms, and more especially for services in the recent combat, a man of stern and grave
demeanor, advanced slowly from the crowd, and placed himself nigh the person of the dead.
Throughout the whole of a ceremony, which is ever solemn and admonitory, the squatter had maintained a grave
and serious deportment.
It appeared that the candidate had asked Josiah Graves
to take the chair.
If people cannot be assured of graves
, I fear they will no longer die, and the best interests of civilisation will wither like a frosted leaf.