"Queen Penelope," answered Eurymachus, "we do not suppose that this man will take you away with him; it is impossible; but we are afraid lest some of the baser sort, men or women among the Achaeans, should go gossiping about and say, 'These suitors are a feeble folk; they are paying court to the wife of a brave man whose bow not one of them was able to string
, and yet a beggarly tramp who came to the house strung it at once and sent an arrow through the iron.' This is what will be said, and it will be a scandal against us."
After first untwisting the strings
from the hooks, Hester rose, and held the candle so as to light the cavity in the wall.
I have not drawn string
for two weeks, but I may be able to show ye how such shots should be made." He loosened his long-bow, slung his quiver round to the front, and then glanced keenly round for a fitting mark.
I worked on the fish-trap, getting a string
of money every five days.
Then we had to find the rule and the string
again, and a new hole was made; and, about midnight, the picture would be up - very crooked and insecure, the wall for yards round looking as if it had been smoothed down with a rake, and everybody dead beat and wretched - except Uncle Podger.
The frightened cats, having alighted on the ground, first tried to fly each in a different direction, until the string
by which they were tied together was tightly stretched across the bed; then, however, feeling that they were not able to get off, they began to pull to and fro, and to wheel about with hideous caterwaulings, mowing down with their string
the flowers among which they were struggling, until, after a furious strife of about a quarter of an hour, the string
broke and the combatants vanished.
"I say, Lucy," he began, nodding his head up and down with great significance, as he coiled up his string
again, "what do you think I mean to do?"
Sophia presently complied with the young gentleman's request, and after some previous caution, delivered him her bird; of which he was no sooner in possession, than he slipt the string
from its leg and tossed it into the air.
There was no string
, but I frolicked along with my master to the Twenty-third street ferry.
"Now, my dear, suppose you take them and hook them to that little string
Nora fixed across the window.
"It's just this," said the doctor, taking a finger of his kid glove in his white hands and pulling it, "if you don't strain the strings
, and then try to break them, you'll find it a difficult job; but strain a string
to its very utmost, and the mere weight of one finger on the strained string
will snap it.
The duchess told the duke what had happened, and he was much amused by it; and she, in pursuance of her design of making merry and diverting herself with Don Quixote, despatched the page who had played the part of Dulcinea in the negotiations for her disenchantment (which Sancho Panza in the cares of government had forgotten all about) to Teresa Panza his wife with her husband's letter and another from herself, and also a great string
of fine coral beads as a present.