We suitors shall have to contend for it with might and main, for we shall find it no light matter to string
such a bow as this is.
Doubtless, the height of the tower, seated as it was on the hill-top, the rushing of the ceaseless wind, the hypnotic effect of the lofty altitude of the speck in the sky at which he gazed, and the rushing of the paper messengers up the string
till sight of them was lost in distance, all helped to further affect his brain, undoubtedly giving way under the strain of beliefs and circumstances which were at once stimulating to the imagination, occupative of his mind, and absorbing.
They came from all directions, and there were thousands of them: big mice and little mice and middle-sized mice; and each one brought a piece of string
in his mouth.
Two more pieces of the fine string
were seen here, resting loose upon the uneven surface which marked the lower boundary of the hollowed space.
I have not drawn string
for two weeks, but I may be able to show ye how such shots should be made.
I worked on the fish-trap, getting a string
of money every five days.
Then we had to find the rule and the string
again, and a new hole was made; and, about midnight, the picture would be up - very crooked and insecure, the wall for yards round looking as if it had been smoothed down with a rake, and everybody dead beat and wretched - except Uncle Podger.
The frightened cats, having alighted on the ground, first tried to fly each in a different direction, until the string
by which they were tied together was tightly stretched across the bed; then, however, feeling that they were not able to get off, they began to pull to and fro, and to wheel about with hideous caterwaulings, mowing down with their string
the flowers among which they were struggling, until, after a furious strife of about a quarter of an hour, the string
broke and the combatants vanished.
I say, Lucy," he began, nodding his head up and down with great significance, as he coiled up his string
again, "what do you think I mean to do?
Sophia presently complied with the young gentleman's request, and after some previous caution, delivered him her bird; of which he was no sooner in possession, than he slipt the string
from its leg and tossed it into the air.
And every evening while she was getting supper she made him take me out on the end of a string
for a walk.
Now get a string
and fasten it to the sash-curtain fixtures of that window there.