They at last succeeded in getting the upper hand of these untoward streams; only, in consequence of the loosening of the soil, the wheel
partly gave way, and a slight partial settlement ensued.
The Grandmother could scarcely remain seated in her chair, so intent was she upon the little ball as it leapt through the notches of the ever-revolving wheel
Just as in a clock, the result of the complicated motion of innumerable wheels
and pulleys is merely a slow and regular movement of the hands which show the time, so the result of all the complicated human activities of 160,000 Russians and French- all their passions, desires, remorse, humiliations, sufferings, outbursts of pride, fear, and enthusiasm- was only the loss of the battle of Austerlitz, the so-called battle of the three Emperors- that is to say, a slow movement of the hand on the dial of human history.
The train, jerking at regular intervals at the junctions of the rails, rolled by the platform, past a stone wall, a signal-box, past other trains; the wheels
, moving more smoothly and evenly, resounded with a slight clang on the rails.
All at once, at the moment when the wheel
in its revolution presented to Master Pierrat, the humped back of Quasimodo, Master Pierrat raised his arm; the fine thongs whistled sharply through the air, like a handful of adders, and fell with fury upon the wretch's shoulders.
The man was writhing in the dust among his scattered money, unable to rise, for the wheel
had broken his back, and his lower limbs lay limp and dead.
The wood is alive with them, and full of confused noises: the occasional rattle of wheels
as a battery of artillery goes into position to cover the advance; the hum and murmur of the soldiers talking; a sound of innumerable feet in the dry leaves that strew the interspaces among the trees; hoarse commands of officers.
Wolf Larsen nodded approval and relinquished the wheel
One dark night he was galloping home as usual, when all of a sudden the wheel
came against some great heavy thing in the road, and turned the gig over in a minute.
At last he came to a part of the road where the wheels
sank half-way into the mire, and the more the horses pulled, the deeper sank the wheels
But it differed from human beings in this respect, that instead of hands and feet there grew at the end of its arms and legs round wheels
, and by means of these wheels
it rolled very swiftly over the level ground.
Chanticleer observing that they were but thin fellows, and not likely to take up much room, told them they might ride, but made them promise not to dirty the wheels
of the carriage in getting in, nor to tread on Partlet's toes.