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At the end of the first hour, Daylight lightened up.
Daylight increased the day's travel to thirteen hours. He jealously guarded the margin he had gained, for he knew there were difficult stretches to come.
But still the minutes passed by and the hours, and still hours more, and his misery and horror grew and were more and more intense.
"'Buffalo Bill has been ambushed and badly shot this side of Clayton, and Thorndike the scout, too; Bill couldn't travel, but Thorndike could, and he brought the news, and Sergeant Wilkes and six men of Company B are gone, two hours ago, hotfoot, to get Bill.
"Half an hour's rest is enough " replied the Gascon.
The cause of the panic had been the attempt of a policeman to arrest a drunken man in a saloon next door, which had drawn a crowd at the hour the people were on their way to work, and so started the "run."
-- tomorrow morning is fixed for your leaving us, and not even the hour is left to your choice; the very carriage is ordered, and will be here at seven o'clock, and no servant will be offered you."
Before many hours elapsed it would be necessary to start on my journey to Cumberland.
Away with thee, thou blissful hour! With thee hath there come to me an involuntary bliss!
One hour more, and the point of equal attraction would be reached.
The professors assist them in the saving of their time by being promptly in their little boxed-up pulpits when the hours strike, and as promptly out again when the hour finishes.
Fogg, played whist by the hour together in absorbing silence.
It is strange how inanimate objects will twine themselves into our affections, especially in the hour of affliction.
And I have still the impression that, as hour followed hour since the falling of the wind, the nauseous swell in part subsided.
Now, for thirty-six hours we have been hidden under the water, and already the heavy atmosphere of the Nautilus requires renewal.