As we rode away with the spade
, Antonia suggested that we stop at the prairie-dog-town and dig into one of the holes.
Because," said the Man Leaning on a Spade
, "I belong to the Gravediggers' National Extortion Society, and we have decided to limit the production of graves and get more money for the reduced output.
The black silhouette of Gow with his top hat and spade
passed the window, dimly outlined against the darkening sky.
Well," was Martha's reflective answer, "at Thwaite village there's a shop or so an' I saw little garden sets with a spade
an' a rake an' a fork all tied together for two shillings.
The colonel has again insulted me, by insisting that I should not play a spade
, and he shall give me satisfaction for it.
So it happens that the sexton's spade
gets worn and battered.
One day after the May family had left the country, some boys, playing in the woods along May Creek, found concealed under a mass of dead leaves, but partly exposed by the rooting of hogs, a spade
, nearly new and bright, except for a spot on one edge, which was rusted and stained with blood.
How hard that I must go on, delving and delving, day in and day out, merely to make a morsel of bread, when one lucky stroke of a spade
might enable me to ride in my carriage for the rest of my life
The day had broken when Gabriel Grub awoke, and found himself lying at full length on the flat gravestone in the churchyard, with the wicker bottle lying empty by his side, and his coat, spade
, and lantern, all well whitened by the last night's frost, scattered on the ground.
She was about to comment on this sign of habitation, when the door of the chalet was flung open, and Jane screamed as a man darted out to the spade
, which he was about to carry in out of the wet, when he perceived the company under the veranda, and stood still in amazement.
And truly when the stars go out and the wan day peeps into the turret-chamber, finding him at his oldest, he looks as if the digger and the spade
were both commissioned and would soon be digging.
Stretched naked on a long table lay the body of Henry Armstrong, the head defiled with blood and clay from a blow with a spade