"I've a good mind to mix it with you anyway," Long
gritted through his teeth.
The poor fellow really felt sad when--melancholy reminiscence of his youth!--he donned his costume, adorned with vari-coloured wings, and fastened to his natural feature a false nose six feet long
. But he cheered up when he thought that this nose was winning him something to eat.
Every animal in a state of nature regularly breeds; yet in a species long
established, any great increase in numbers is obviously impossible, and must be checked by some means.
They drove out of the vault into a clear space and stopped before an immensely long
but low-built house which seemed to ramble round a stone court.
She, with her sister Spirits, built up a tomb of delicate, bright-colored shells, wherein the child might lie, till she should come to wake him into life; then, praying them to watch most faithfully above it, she said farewell, and floated bravely forth, on her long
, unknown journey, far away.
Close at his heels came sixteen squires, all chosen from the highest families, and behind them rode twelve hundred English knights, with gleam of steel and tossing of plumes, their harness jingling, their long
straight swords clanking against their stirrup-irons, and the beat of their chargers' hoofs like the low deep roar of the sea upon the shore.
For a long
time he lay perfectly still and looked at the sky.
Earlier in life, Hester had vainly imagined that she herself might be the destined prophetess, but had long
since recognised the impossibility that any mission of divine and mysterious truth should be confided to a woman stained with sin, bowed down with shame, or even burdened with a life-long sorrow.
The rocks of the Spy-glass re-echoed it a score of times; the whole troop of marsh-birds rose again, darkening heaven, with a simultaneous whirr; and long
after that death yell was still ringing in my brain, silence had re- established its empire, and only the rustle of the redescending birds and the boom of the distant surges disturbed the languor of the afternoon.
Then, after a long
silence between them, he went on: "When I heard you were coming I made my will.
"Rather a long
time between meets, though, it seems to me.
Here was old Yermil in a very long
white smock, bending forward to swing a scythe; there was a young fellow, Vaska, who had been a coachman of Levin's, taking every row with a wide sweep.
When people are too well off they always begin to long
for something new.
"There was but one conclusion to reach when all efforts to locate you had failed, and that, that you had taken the long
, last pilgrimage down the mysterious River Iss, to await in the Valley Dor upon the shores of the Lost Sea of Korus the beautiful Dejah Thoris, your princess.
Yet, as we have reason to believe that some species have retained the same specific form for very long
periods, enormously long
as measured by years, too much stress ought not to be laid on the occasional wide diffusion of the same species; for during very long
periods of time there will always be a good chance for wide migration by many means.