I got up softly and went to feel and see if the paper DID move, and when I came back John was awake
and she said, 'We came to save you, but I was tired, and couldn't keep awake
, and fell off and hurt myself, and couldn't get on again.
The fatigue was so great that it presently began to make some head against the nervous excitement; while imagining myself wide awake
, I would really doze into momentary unconsciousness, and come suddenly out of it with a physical jerk which nearly wrenched my joints apart--the delusion of the instant being that I was tumbling backward over a precipice.
The mournful sound kept her awake
because she felt mournful herself.
When I thought of that I sat stiller than ever, hardly daring to turn over the pages of Apuleius, which I had taken from my knapsack to beguile the time, and, I confess, to give my eyes some other occupation than the dangerous one of gazing upon her face, dangerous in more ways than one, but particularly dangerous at the moment, because, as everybody knows, a steady gaze on a sleeping face is apt to awake
Then the youngest brother took his turn of guarding the windows, and to prevent his being overcome by sleep he placed a lot of thorns under his chin, so that if he felt drowsy and nodded his head, they would prick him and keep him awake
Before going to sleep he was sufficiently wide awake
to put a paper bag over his head to keep off the flies.
There is the point, senora," replied Sancho Panza, "that I without dreaming at all, but being more awake
than I am now, find myself with scarcely less wheals than my master, Don Quixote.
Accordingly, seeing that our senses sometimes deceive us, I was willing to suppose that there existed nothing really such as they presented to us; and because some men err in reasoning, and fall into paralogisms, even on the simplest matters of geometry, I, convinced that I was as open to error as any other, rejected as false all the reasonings I had hitherto taken for demonstrations; and finally, when I considered that the very same thoughts(presentations) which we experience when awake
may also be experienced when we are asleep, while there is at that time not one of them true, I supposed that all the objects (presentations) that had ever entered into my mind when awake
, had in them no more truth than the illusions of my dreams.
Well, stay awake
then, you, too, feel every minute that I have toothache.
This is the trial we shall give you; and if your love for Lily-Bell be strong enough to keep you from all cruelty and selfishness, and make you kind and loving as you should be, she will awake
to welcome you, and love you still more fondly than before.
The duke was obliged to make as many efforts to awake
as he had done to go to sleep; and La Ramee found him so pale and fatigued that he inquired whether he was ill.