When Magua reached the cluster of lolling savages, who, gorged with their disgusting meal
, lay stretched on the earth in brutal indulgence, he commenced speaking with the dignity of an Indian chief.
To mark, for the house, the high state I cultivated I decreed that my meals
with the boy should be served, as we called it, downstairs; so that I had been awaiting him in the ponderous pomp of the room outside of the window of which I had had from Mrs.
The first morning they set out two hours before dawn, Ona wrapped all in blankets and tossed upon his shoulder like a sack of meal
, and the little boy, bundled nearly out of sight, hanging by his coat-tails.
The evening meal
at the house is over, and Aunt Chloe, who presided over its preparation as head cook, has left to inferior officers in the kitchen the business of clearing away and washing dishes, and come out into her own snug territories, to "get her ole man's supper"; therefore, doubt not that it is her you see by the fire, presiding with anxious interest over certain frizzling items in a stew-pan, and anon with grave consideration lifting the cover of a bake-kettle, from whence steam forth indubitable intimations of "something good.
My presence gave the monks hope, and cheered them up a good deal; insomuch that they ate a square meal
that night for the first time in ten days.
There is no pleasanter place for such a meal
than a raft that is gliding down the winding Neckar past green meadows and wooded hills, and slumbering villages, and craggy heights graced with crumbling towers and battlements.
I took the sack of corn meal
and took it to where the canoe was hid, and shoved the vines and branches apart and put it in; then I done the same with the side of bacon; then the whisky-jug.
Thus it was that we lunched together amid the books and birds, in an exquisite solitude a deux; for the ringer of the silver bell had disappeared, having left a dainty meal
in readiness--for two.
In a hall, the height of which was greatly disproportioned to its extreme length and width, a long oaken table, formed of planks rough-hewn from the forest, and which had scarcely received any polish, stood ready prepared for the evening meal
of Cedric the Saxon.
After a couple of days the miller came and said that he must tell him that the old donkey which was to have three beatings and only one meal
Piperson fetched meal
from a chest and made porridge.
Forth from it he drew--not shining gold--but handfuls of fine meal
which he dashed into the eager faces of the men around him.