A WEARY Traveller who had lain
down and fallen asleep on the brink of a deep well was discovered by Dame Fortune.
Alcmena bare him in Thebes, the city of lovely dances, when the dark-clouded Son of Cronos had lain
And when Jarvis Lorry saw the kindled eyes, the resolute face, the calm strong look and bearing of the man whose life always seemed to him to have been stopped, like a clock, for so many years, and then set going again with an energy which had lain
dormant during the cessation of its usefulness, he believed.
He saw that the inmost recesses of her soul, that had always hitherto lain
open before him, were closed against him.
Some fellow had lain
down on the open staircase, and was slumbering soundly.
We had lain
thus in bed, chatting and napping at short intervals, and Queequeg now and then affectionately throwing his brown tattooed legs over mine, and then drawing them back; so entirely sociable and free and easy were we; when, at last, by reason of our confabulations, what little nappishness remained in us altogether departed, and we felt like getting up again, though day-break was yet some way down the future.
In this protected spot where there were no frosts and evidently but little rainfall, the bones might have lain
for ages without disintegrating, for there were here no other forces to scatter or disturb them.
Although it was mid- afternoon, a number of them had so lain
since early morning in the hot sun.
If he had ever had any one to talk to about his secret terrors--if he had ever dared to let himself ask questions--if he had had childish companions and had not lain
on his back in the huge closed house, breathing an atmosphere heavy with the fears of people who were most of them ignorant and tired of him, he would have found out that most of his fright and illness was created by himself.
She had now lain
as much as fifty years beneath the waves.
Before he extinguished the single candle he had brought with him for the purpose, and the flickering light of which had cast the first alleviating rays into the impenetrable darkness of the buried chamber, that it had known for the countless ages since it had lain
forgotten of man, Tarzan's mind reverted to that first occasion upon which he had entered the treasure vault, coming upon it by chance as he fled from the pits beneath the temple, where he had been hidden by La, the High Priestess of the Sun Worshipers.
After I had lain
among the sheets some five or ten minutes, I was suddenly startled by a little voice within the room saying,--