Stiff and stark sat the child there with her matches
, of which one bundle had been burnt.
"No side" is called, and the first day of the School-house match is over.
And all this part where we are is the little- side ground, right up to the trees; and on the other side of the trees is the big-side ground, where the great matches are played.
Tom wondered within himself, as they strolled back again towards the fives court, whether the matches were really such break-neck affairs as East represented, and whether, if they were, he should ever get to like them and play up well,
"Nay," quoth old Adam o' the Dell presently, drawing a long breath and shaking his head as he spoke, "twoscore years and more have I shot shaft, and maybe not all times bad, but I shoot no more this day, for no man can match with yon stranger, whosoe'er he may be." Then he thrust his shaft into his quiver, rattling, and unstrung his bow without another word.
A score and more of barefoot friars were there, and some that looked like tinkers, and some that seemed to be sturdy beggars and rustic hinds; and seated upon a mossy couch was one all clad in tattered scarlet, with a patch over one eye; and in his hand he held the golden arrow that was the prize of the great shooting match. Then, amidst a noise of talking and laughter, he took the patch from off his eye and stripped away the scarlet rags from off his body and showed himself all clothed in fair Lincoln green; and quoth he, "Easy come these things away, but walnut stain cometh not so speedily from yellow hair." Then all laughed louder than before, for it was Robin Hood himself that had won the prize from the Sheriff's very hands.
Nevertheless, while Sir James said to himself that he had completely resigned her, since with the perversity of a Desdemona she had not affected a proposed match that was clearly suitable and according to nature; he could not yet be quite passive under the idea of her engagement to Mr.
She has been wanting me to go and lecture Brooke; and I have reminded her that her friends had a very poor opinion of the match she made when she married me."
"Head all right, good 'n' flat," Dag Daughtry murmured, first sliding his fingers over it, and then lighting a match. "An' no wrinkles, 'n' some jaw, good 'n' punishing, an' not a shade too full in the cheek or too empty."
In the light of another match he examined all four feet.
He proceeded to light his pipe, using several matches as if the wind blew them out.
The remaining three matches
between the two sides will be held on August 25, 26 and 28.
In Under-15, Humam Ahmad won first round match
against Malaysian Kavlijeet Singh 3-0, 11-1, 11-0 and 11-0 while M Hanif won first round match
against Malaysian Euwen Liaw 3-0, 11-7, 11-9 and 11-7.
No ball was bowled in the entire match
and it is the second consecutive match
which has gotten called off due to rain.
The first match
between England and South Africa will start at 3PM IST today.