The miller thought she must mean one of his puppies or kittens, so promised the nixy at once what she asked, and returned to his mill full of hope.
When the hunter did not come home in the evening his wife grew very anxious, and when his game bag was found close to the mill-pond she guessed at once what had befallen him.
I silently pointed out to Bruno the best place to lead her to, so as to get a view of the whole garden at once
: it was a little rising ground, about the height of a potato; and, when they had mounted it, I drew back into the shade, that Sylvie mightn't see me.
My wife saw your rampion from the window, and felt such a longing for it that she would have died if she had not got some to eat.' Then the enchantress allowed her anger to be softened, and said to him: 'If the case be as you say, I will allow you to take away with you as much rampion as you will, only I make one condition, you must give me the child which your wife will bring into the world; it shall be well treated, and I will care for it like a mother.' The man in his terror consented to everything, and when the woman was brought to bed, the enchantress appeared at once
, gave the child the name of Rapunzel, and took it away with her.
"The best means, sire, to put your life in security, is to send for him at once
, and to cut off his head directly he comes," said the vizir.
With my brow to the glass, I was thus occupied in scrutinizing the mob, when suddenly there came into view a countenance (that of a decrepid old man, some sixty-five or seventy years of age,) - a countenance which at once
arrested and absorbed my whole attention, on account of the absolute idiosyncrasy of its expression.
He had often had the experience of suddenly in a discussion grasping what it was his opponent liked and at once
liking it too, and immediately he found himself agreeing, and then all arguments fell away as useless.
He stepped back, let it fall, and at once
bent over her face; she was dead.
The driver, on the other hand, was pleased to drop again upon so liberal a fare; and as he was a man - the reader must already have perceived - of easy, not to say familiar, manners, he dropped at once
into a vein of friendly talk, commenting on the weather, on the sacred season, which struck him chiefly in the light of a day of liberal gratuities, on the chance which had reunited him to a pleasing customer, and on the fact that John had been (as he was pleased to call it) visibly 'on the randan' the night before.
"We must send for John Joiner at once
, with a saw."