Poking and burrowing into the heaped-up rubbish in the corner, unfolding one and another document, and reading the names of vessels that had long ago foundered at sea or rotted at the wharves, and those of merchants never heard of now on 'Change, nor very readily decipherable on their mossy tombstones; glancing at such matters with the saddened, weary, half-reluctant interest which we bestow on the corpse of dead activity -- and exerting my fancy, sluggish with little use, to raise up from these dry bones
an image of the old towns brighter aspect, when India was a new region, and only Salem knew the way thither -- I chanced to lay my hand on a small package, carefully done up in a piece of ancient yellow parchment.
Ichabod became the object of whimsical persecution to Bones
and his gang of rough riders.
If the woman Unandi and her child had died that day on the veldt, the gardens of my people would not now be a wilderness, and their bones
would not lie in the great gulley that is near U'Cetywayo's kraal.
From the fourth side the bones
had been thrown down, and lay promiscuously upon the earth, forming at one point a mound of some size.
Here and there they passed the skulls and bones
of buffaloes, which showed that these animals must have been hunted here during the past season; the sight of these bones
served only to mock their misery.
Little Marleen went upstairs and took her best silk handkerchief out of her bottom drawer, and in it she wrapped all the bones
from under the table and carried them outside, and all the time she did nothing but weep.
The skinny hands were clasped upon the breast; two lustreless tufts of hair stuck to the skull; the skin was brown and sunken; it stretched tightly over the cheek bones
and made them stand out sharply; the crisp dead eyes were deep in the sockets; the nostrils were painfully prominent, the end of the nose being gone; the lips had shriveled away from the yellow teeth: and brought down to us through the circling years, and petrified there, was a weird laugh a full century old!
he cried, holding the pouch aloft, "and," pointing to the bones
at his feet, "all that remains of Werper, the Belgian.
Go back to the lair of Dango and feed off the leavings of the hyenas, for Tarzan will leave no bones
for Ska to pick in this empty wilderness of death.
Nor did he know it was the head of La Perouse, the doughty old navigator, who had left his bones
, the bones
of his crews, and the bones
of his two frigates, the Astrolabe and the Boussole, on the shores of the cannibal Solomons.
Two lessons, which would scarcely be called lessons, since both of them occurred within five minutes and each was not over half a minute in duration, sufficed to teach Michael that only on the floor of the room in the corner nearest the door could he chew chicken bones
Come here directly, and set to work on these bones