He then married, having had in his eye a little French girl, from whose parents he extorted a reasonable dowry by showing them what there was beneath the slab
of the chimney.
Yet, instead of going out at once with the begging-bowl, he stayed his stomach on slabs
of cold rice till the full dawn.
But the deer pushed him toward the door, and as he did so Purun Bhagat heard the sound of something opening with a sigh, and saw two slabs
of the floor draw away from each other, while the sticky earth below smacked its lips.
Sold out of geese, I see," continued Holmes, pointing at the bare slabs
Some blankets rolled in a waterproof lay upon that very stone slab
upon which Neolithic man had once slumbered.
Our judgment must still be in abeyance," said Professor Challenger, with a huge slab
of whitish-colored flesh across his knee.
Evidently, as they had dragged the stone up they had thrust the chunks of wood into the chink, until at last, when the opening was large enough to crawl through, they would hold it open by a billet placed lengthwise, which might very well become indented at the lower end, since the whole weight of the stone would press it down on to the edge of this other slab
Harmon drew a slab
of tobacco from his pocket, cut off a wedge and pressed it into the leather pouch of his cheek.
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A useless little balcony - stone slab
and iron railing - jutted out from my window.
It is a vast marble collonaded corridor extending around a great unoccupied square of ground; its broad floor is marble, and on every slab
is an inscription--for every slab
covers a corpse.
As luck would have it, here we found an overhanging slab
of rock carpeted beneath with smooth sand, which afforded a most grateful shelter from the heat.