He seemed to realize that escape for me was impossible, and I could have sworn that his
huge, fanged jaws grinned in pleasurable appreciation of my predicament, or was it in anticipation of the juicy morsel which would so soon be pulp between those formidable teeth?
The audience laughed, but next day, sure enough, the Countryman appeared on the stage, and putting his
head down squealed so hideously that the spectators hissed
and threw stones at him to make him stop.
It was a source of great profit to the church that possessed the remarkable effigy, and the ceremony of the public barbering of her was always carried out with the greatest possible eclat and display--the more the better, because the more excitement there was about it the larger the crowds it drew and the heavier the revenues it produced--but at last a day came when the Pope and his
servants were unpopular in Naples, and the City Government stopped the Madonna's annual show.
It was said, too, that an answering hiss
came from the vitals of the shipmaster, as if a snake were actually lurking there and had been aroused by the call of its brother reptile.
Eight-and-twenty days went by, my father, and on the nine-and- twentieth it befell that Chaka, having dreamed a dream in his
troubled sleep, summoned before him certain women of the kraal, to the number of a hundred or more.
He questioned the hands of the watch with his
finger-tips, going by the position of the ring of the watch.
said Amy one day, as Laurie clattered by on horseback, with a flourish of his
whip as he passed.
Dot friend of ours haf still too much Ego in his
Cosmos, Be quiet, thou
The man who as yet had scarcely spoken, swung round on his
I should have proposed that he give me some explanation; but he put a finger to his
lips, which evidently signified that he had not only determined not to speak, but also enjoined silence on my part.
The captain of the Susquehanna, as brave a man as need be, and the humble servant of his
officers, returned to his
cabin, took a brandy-grog, which earned for the steward no end of praise, and turned in, not without having complimented his
servant upon his
making beds, and slept a peaceful sleep.
Let us examine this in one example; for instance, in the behaviour of the great audience on that scene which Nature was pleased to exhibit in the twelfth chapter of the preceding book, where she introduced Black George running away with the L500 from his
friend and benefactor.