Now and then some one coming in or out would leave the door open, and the night air was chill; Marija as she passed would stretch
out her foot and kick the doorknob, and slam would go the door
At first, Tom used to read a verse or two of his Bible, by the flicker of the fire, after he had returned from his daily toil; but, after the cruel treatment he received, he used to come home so exhausted, that his head swam and his eyes failed when he tried to read; and he was fain to stretch
himself down, with the others, in utter exhaustion.
The walker in the familiar fields which stretch
around my native town sometimes finds himself in another land than is described in their owners' deeds, as it were in some faraway field on the confines of the actual Concord, where her jurisdiction ceases, and the idea which the word Concord suggests ceases to be suggested.
So we jogged along, and now and then we struck a stretch
of dust, and it would tumble up in clouds and get into my nose and make me sneeze and cry; and of course I said things I oughtn't to have said, I don't deny that.
But the great mass of those who came from a distance always ran the risk and took the chances, preferring the loss of a train to a breach of good manners and the discomfort of being unpleasantly conspicuous during a stretch
of three or four hours.
You'd see a muddy sow and a litter of pigs come lazying along the street and whollop herself right down in the way, where folks had to walk around her, and she'd stretch
out and shut her eyes and wave her ears whilst the pigs was milking her, and look as happy as if she was on salary.
He felt his heart begin to beat violently, and for a few moments he was unable to stretch
out his hand and grasp the restored treasure.
I lay facing the opening of the cave and where I could see the short stretch
of trail which lay between the cave and the turn of the cliff around which the trail led.
Half as short again as when we caught it --so long," said Bruno, spreading out his arms to their full stretch
The car went along a rough road which led across a great stretch
They travelled till ten o'clock the night they reached Selkirk, and at six next morning they plunged ahead into the next stretch
of wilderness of nearly five hundred miles that lay between Selkirk and Dyea.
Came a stretch
of ocean that to Daughtry was like all other stretches
of ocean and unidentifiable from them.