Nobody spoke for a minute; then Meg said in an altered tone, "You know the reason Mother proposed
not having any presents this Christmas was because it is going to be a hard winter for everyone; and she thinks we ought not to spend money for pleasure, when our men are suffering so in the army.
It is unnecessary to dwell upon the evasive though polite manner with which the French general had eluded every attempt of Heyward to worm from him the purport of the communication he had proposed
making, or on the decided, though still polished message, by which he now gave his enemy to understand, that, unless he chose to receive it in person, he should not receive it at all.
What he proposed
to do would take but a few minutes.
to mount a number of horse, and furiously to rush upon the savages, who at this time fought with remarkable fury.
Consequently, when Christie and Jessie Carr proposed
a ride through the adjacent canyon on the second morning, they had no difficulty in finding horses in the well- furnished stables of their opulent entertainers, nor cavaliers among the other guests, who were too happy to find favor in the eyes of the two pretty girls who were supposed to be abnormally fastidious and refined.
Hepzibah's final operation was with the little devourer of Jim Crow and the elephant, who now proposed
to eat a camel.
He soon manifested his familiarity with the ponderous and imposing machinery of antique physic; in which every remedy contained a multitude of far-fetched and heterogeneous ingredients, as elaborately compounded as if the proposed
result had been the Elixir of Life.
She offered her mind to my disclosures as, had I wished to mix a witch's broth and proposed
it with assurance, she would have held out a large clean saucepan.
Soon I proposed
a social smoke; and, producing his pouch and tomahawk, he quietly offered me a puff.
It was simply some boss who proposed
to add a little to his income.
I only thought that you might think it for your interest to let your man to us on the terms proposed
Yes, though you may think me perverse, if it were proposed
to me to dwell in the neighborhood of the most beautiful garden that ever human art contrived, or else of a Dismal Swamp, I should certainly decide for the swamp.